CAE and Aircraft Performance Group (APG), flight operations software and applications provider, have entered a partnership together that will harness APG’s expertise in aircraft performance and runway analysis instruction to enhance CAE’s business aviation training.
“The partnership with APG enhances CAE’s business aviation training by giving our instructor pilots unique insight into runway analysis to help address industry-wide knowledge gaps,” said Alexandre Prevost, CAE’s Division President, Business Aviation and Helicopter Training.
As part of this partnership, CAE instructor pilots will be trained on runway analysis and the intricacies of mastering the coordination between a SID (Standard Instrument Departure) and an EOP (Engine Out Procedure) to enhance flight safety and streamline operations. The course will also demystify landing factors, TALPA (Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment), the Global Reporting Format, how to comply with dispatch landing factors and Landing Distance at Time of Arrival (LDTA) calculations, and more.
The comprehensive training in runway analysis and obstacle clearance aligns with FAA notice N 8900.664, which underscores the importance of ensuring all crew members, regardless of previous authorization, are properly trained in utilizing contractor's data or other airport obstacle analysis programs.