CAE 7000XR Series FFS wins additional qualifications

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CAE announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has qualified the first CAE 7000XR Series Airbus A330 full-flight simulator (FFS) for Extended Envelope and Adverse Weather Training. The qualification was obtained in October 2018 and CAE has already completed similar qualifications for Airbus A320 and Boeing 737NG, 777 and 787 platforms, in compliance with FAA regulations.

Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group president, Civil Aviation Training Solutions said, “Among other maneuvers, flight crews can now train for full stalls, upset prevention and recovery training on the CAE 7000XR Series Airbus A330 as well as other Airbus and Boeing aircraft types. We will continue to work closely with regulatory authorities and original equipment manufacturers to complete theses qualifications on simulators of all commercial aircraft types.”

With these latest qualifications, flight crews can train forfull stalls, upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT), icing conditions,gusting crosswind landings and bounced landing on CAE’s 7000XR Series AirbusA330 full-flight simulator based on Airbus modelling and flight test data.

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization(ICAO), Loss of control In-Flight (LOC-I) is the number one cause of fatalitiesin commercial operations over the past decade. The Extended Envelope andAdverse Weather Training will become a mandatory training requirement by theFAA in March. CAE expects to obtain qualifications for the Airbus A350 andBoeing 737MAX in the first half of 2019.


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