MONTREAL, CANADA--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - RAA Annual Convention - Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it has appointed CAE as its Authorized Training Provider (ATP) for Bombardier's CRJ family of regional aircraft that includes the CRJ100/200, CRJ700 NextGen, CRJ900 NextGen and CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft.
Under the ATP agreement, CAE instructors will deliver CRJ aircraft flight training courses at locations around the world. The agreement has already taken effect and Bombardier and CAE are working closely together to support the training needs of all Bombardier CRJ Series family aircraft operators.
"Our commitment to enhancing our training offering to customers worldwide remains a top priority," said Leon Botteron, General Manager, Aircraft Training, Bombardier Aerospace. "Working together with CAE allows our customers to have increased flexibility for their long-term training requirements around the world with convenient access to a Bombardier-designed training experience."
"CAE has proudly served Bombardier operators for over 20 years," Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "Our new appointment as CRJ Authorized Training Provider will now add even greater flexibility to Bombardier in serving its customers with worldwide state-of-the-art training."
CAE operates 10 CRJ aircraft full-flight simulators (FFSs) in eight cities of its global training network: Charlotte, Minneapolis, Phoenix, in the U.S; Copenhagen, Denmark; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Madrid, Spain; Toronto and Montreal in Canada.
In total, Bombardier has recorded firm orders for 1,814 CRJ Series aircraft. Worldwide, CRJ Series aircraft are in service with more than 60 airlines and more than 30 customers operate corporate variants of the aircraft. The aircraft are operating in over 50 countries on six continents, and on average, a CRJ aircraft takes off every 10 seconds somewhere in the world. CRJ Series aircraft have transported more than 1.4 billion passengers and have logged more than 38 million flight hours and over 32 million takeoffs and landings.
CAE is a global leader in providing comprehensive training solutions based on world-leading simulation technology and integrated training services. The company employs 8,000 people at more than 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries. Our vision is to be our customers' Partner of Choice and we take a long-term approach to customer relationships. We offer our civil aviation and defence and security customers a complete range of highly innovative product, service and training centre solutions designed to help them meet their mission critical needs for safety, efficiency and readiness. We provide similar solutions to customers in healthcare and mining. CAE has the largest installed base of civil and military flight simulators, supported by a range of after-sales services, and has been serving the needs of its customers for nearly 70 years. We have the broadest training services network in the world and offer civil aviation, military and helicopter training services in 67 locations worldwide and train more than 120,000 civil and military crewmembers annually. www.cae.com
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