CAE has announced additional capabilities for business aviation pilot training, including the expansion, renewal and launch of new training programs for Bombardier, Dassault, Gulfstream and Embraer aircraft platforms and the signing of the agreement with SIMCOM for the purchase of training equipment from CAE’s latest product offering.
Launch of Third Bombardier Global 7500
CAE will launch its third Bombardier Global 7500 business jet full-flight simulator (FFS) in 2021 outside of North America as part of its current Authorized Training Provider (ATP) agreement with Bombardier. CAE will finalize the deployment location of the third Bombardier Global 7500* FFS in the coming months.
Directional Aviation Capital and SIMCOM Acquisition Update
As part of its soon-to-be-formed partnership with Directional Aviation Capital (DAC), CAE announced that SIMCOM has purchased five CAE 7000XR Series FFSs and five CAE 400XR Series flight training devices (FTDs) from CAE. These FFSs and FTDs include a Gulfstream G650, two Bombardier Challenger CL350s, one Embraer Phenom 300 and one Embraer Legacy 500 FFS. SIMCOM plans to install its new CAE training equipment in a new training centre which is under development in Lake Nona, Florida. It is expected that CAE’s SIMCOM share purchase transaction announced on August 29, 2019, will close prior to the end of 2019.
New Capabilities in CAE Dallas
CAE will expand its Bombardier Learjet 75 training capabilities through the deployment of a CAE 500XR Series FTD in CAE Dallas. The CAE 500XR Series FTD allows for more flexibility in maintenance training, will have handling characteristics and will feature the Bombardier Vision flight deck, the Garmin G5000 avionics upgrade, and a dual-screen electronic flight display.
CAE also installed the new Dassault’s FalconEye Combined Vision System to its Falcon 900-2000 EASy EX series FFS, which is now ready for training. Dassault’s FalconEye head up display (HUD) feature will allow for operational credit to use the HUD for landing while training.
Embraer CAE Training Services (ECTS), a joint venture between Embraer and CAE, will increase its capacity for Embraer Phenom 100/300 training by adding an additional FFS to its Dallas training operations in 2020. The full-flight simulator will be equipped with CAE 7000XR technology, CAE Tropos 6000XR visual system and with the Garmin Prodigy Touch Avionics system.
Dassault Renews CAE as Authorized Training Provider
Dassault Aviation has also renewed CAE’s Certificate of Approval as an Authorized Training Provider in accordance with the Falcon Training Policy Manual (FTPM). This is the highest level of certification attainable by a flight training organization.