NBAA, Atlanta , GA, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE)- CAE has launched an expansion of its global training network by adding 16 new business jet training programs to its operations. With this expansion, CAEwill offer training on 90 percent of all business aviation platforms.
The new training programs address the six largest business jet aircraft manufacturers: Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault Falcon, Embraer, Gulfstream andHawker Beechcraft. The training programs will be located in the United States and in a range of global locations. The new programs will enter service within the next two years.
"We are excited about this major new initiative and are proud to be ableto broaden our services offering to address even more of our clients' needs,"said Jeff Roberts , CAE's Group President, Innovation and Civil Training &Services. "By expanding our business aviation training footprint to addressmore aircraft around the globe, we are offering more choices to our customersand bringing our training services closer to more corporate operators thanever before."
In addition, CAE announced that its Gulfstream 550 full-flight simulator located at Emirates-CAE Flight Training in Dubai has been certified Ready forTraining; also that its Sikorsky S-76B simulator located at CAE SimuFlite's North East Training Centre has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)Level D qualification - the highest qualification for flight simulators.
CAE's product portfolio for the new training programs includes full-flightsimulators (FFSs), as well as the CAE Simfinity(R) product suite consisting oftwo-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) training devices. CAESimfinity offers the same true-fidelity Level D simulation technology used infull-flight simulators end-to-end along the entire training continuum: fromCAE courseware and tools like procedure trainers and brief/debrief flightsimulator stations used in instructor-led sessions to those designed foron-line computer-based training. CAE's Simfinity(R) makes the learningexperience real and absolutely seamless, improving training efficiency and effectiveness while reducing risk and cost.
CAE is a leading provider of simulation and modelling technologies and integrated training solutions for civil aviation industry and defence forces around the globe. With annual revenues exceeding C$1 billion, CAE employs morethan 5,500 people at more than 75 sites and training locations in 19countries. We have the largest installed base of civil and military fullflight simulators and training devices. Through our global network of 24aviation training centres, equipped with over 115 full-flight simulators, wetrain more than 50,000 crewmembers yearly. We also offer modelling andsimulation software to various market segments and have a professionalservices division assisting customers with a wide range of simulation-basedneeds. www.cae.com
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