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Aeroscraft and CAE Sign MoU to Explore Training for New Aircraft

Posted on Tuesday 19th November 2013 | Airline

Aeroscraft and CAE have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the development and delivery of simulation-based training for Aeroscraft’s new aircraft.

Aeroscraft Corporation, the innovator of a new variable-buoyancy cargo airship known as the Aeroscraft, signed a memorandum of understanding with CAE to explore potential business relationships leading to the development and delivery of simulation-based training for Aeroscraft’s new aircraft. 

The two aviation leaders will work closely to determine pilot, maintenance technician and loadmaster training program requirements, and explore the potential development and exclusive use of CAE simulators and global training facilities for providing the required instruction and evaluation of aircrews operating the fleet of new rigid-hulled cargo aircraft. 

This potential partnership with CAE would allow Aeroscraft to:

  • Develop the training program concept of operations (CONOPS) for Aeroscraft military and commercial customers.
  • Leverage CAE’s simulation expertise and global training infrastructure to support its planned fleet of globally-distributed aircraft beginning deployment in FY 2016. 

An Aeroscraft is a new type of Rigid Variable Buoyancy Air Vehicle, designed to control lift in all stages of air or ground operations, including the ability to off-load heavy payloads without the need to re-ballast. The aircraft was designed to control and adjust buoyant and dynamic lift, creating a new paradigm for global air transportation and logistics. The Aeroscraft is targeted to the air transportation industry, and will deliver opportunities for business and consumers globally through access to remote locations and by new VTOL cargo delivery capabilities. The Aeroscraft features a rigid structure, vertical takeoff and landing, and operational abilities at low speed, in hover, and from unprepared surfaces.


Authored by Ms. Lori Ponoroff
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