CAE inaugurated its newest business aviation training centre and its first on the U.S. West Coast. Located in Clark County near Harry Reid International Airport, the 50,000-square-foot training facility has a capacity for up to eight full flight simulators (FFS), seven of which are already in operation for the Bombardier Global 7500, Gulfstream G650, G550, GIV, GV, and Embraer ERJ145 aircraft. In addition, a Phenom 300E simulator has also been deployed at the new centre, expanding the Embraer CAE Training Services (ECTS) joint venture to seven Phenom 300 simulators globally.

CAE Las Vegas began operations in October 2022, adding essential business aviation training capacity in the region to help meet the increased demand for business jet pilots. In response to increased demand, the new facility will train over 2,500 pilots annually to help grow the U.S. pilot pipeline and keep customers flying.

CAE celebrated the milestone during an event at the new training centre, welcoming customers, partners, employees, government officials, and industry representatives to the official ribbon-cutting ceremony led by CAE’s President and CEO, Marc Parent.

CAE has created more than 75 highly skilled and well-paying jobs in Nevada, and its broader portfolio is in alignment with Nevada’s electric, innovative, and connected future. Over the next decade, CAE expects to contribute a total economic value of more than $220M to the region.

CAE’s investment has established a facility with the latest simulator technology. Business aviation customers at the training centre will have complete access to CAE’s technology and training expertise to elevate their safety, efficiency, and readiness.