DALLAS, TEXAS -- (Marketwire - Oct. 14, 2009) - Two Phenom 100 full-flight simulators (FFSs), both CAE 5000 Series simulators designed and manufactured by CAE for Embraer CAE Training Services (ECTS), have received certification recently from international regulatory authorities.
This is a key milestone for the joint venture between Embraer and CAE that provides comprehensive pilot and technical training to Embraer customers of the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 aircraft. The first Phenom 100 FFS is located at the CAE training centre in Dallas, the world's largest corporate aviation training centre, and recently received certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The second Phenom 100 FFS is located at the CAE training centre in Burgess Hill, United Kingdom, and was certified recently by EASA.
"A very comprehensive training program has been built around these state-of-the-art full-flight simulators so we are delighted with the certification news," said Simon Newitt, Embraer's Director of Customer Training. "Our Phenom customers can be sure of having access to a training suite that is second to none."
"We are pleased with this achievement, as it further demonstrates our commitment to expand our coverage of today's corporate aircraft fleet and to meet the industry's unique training needs," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "We are committed to providing our Phenom clients with a one-of-a-kind training experience adhering to the industry's highest standards and requirements."
ECTS is a joint venture between Embraer and CAE established in November 2007, to provide pilot and ground crew training to Embraer customers of the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 jets.
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3) is the world's largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil's leading exporters. Embraer's headquarters are located in Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On September 30, 2009, Embraer had a workforce of 16,986 employees - not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI - and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 18.6 billion.
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CAE is a world leader in providing simulation and modelling technologies and integrated training solutions for the civil aviation industry and defence forces around the globe. With annual revenues exceeding C$1.6 billion, CAE employs more than 6,500 people at more than 90 sites and training locations in 20 countries. We have the largest installed base of civil and military full-flight simulators and training devices. Through our global network of 29 civil aviation and military training centres, we train more than 75,000 crewmembers yearly. We also offer modelling and simulation software to various market segments and, through CAE's professional services division, we assist customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs. www.cae.com
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