Boeing 777X
Picture courtesy of Emirates

CAE have sold two Boeing 777X full-flight simulators and associated training suites of the CAE XR Series models to Emirates. The carrier also has options for four additional training suites. 

With orders of 126 Boeing 777X aircraft, Emirates is the biggest customer of the new upgraded 777 aircraft.  

"We have been partners with Emirates for more than 25 years, and this latest program selection serves as a testament to the value CAE brings to its key airline partners," said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions .

"We want to ensure our flight deck crew are prepared to operate the B777X variants as they enter operation," said Adel Al Redha, Chief Operating Officer for Emirates Airline. "And combined with CAE’s track record of execution and innovation, I am confident we will benefit from the best training equipment available.’’

Emirates’ will receive its first 777X FFS in early 2021.

CAE has won 4 out of 5 airline training programs for the new Boeing 777X aircraft. In 2017, CAE sold the world's first airline-operated Boeing 777X FFS to Lufthansa Aviation Training. In 2018, CAE sold three 777X FFSs to Qatar Airways and recently sold another to an undisclosed Asian airline.