CAE is installing a new full-flight simulator at its CAE SimuFlite training center in Dallas, Texas, to provide Gulfstream G450 and G550 training for pilots and maintenance technicians starting in 2012.
The simulator manufacturer and training provider has just received regulatory approval for its G550 Virtual Ground School recurrent training program, making it first web-based regulated recurrent training course for business aircraft pilots to receive approval from the FAA.
Jeff Roberts, CAE's group president civil simulation products, training and services, said: "CAE continues to expand training resource accessibility and options for our business aircraft clients. Over the four-year period of 2009-2012, we will have expanded by more than 40 percent the simulator capacity in our global business aviation training network. And we continue to innovate with new services which offer pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians training value and flexibility."
CAE announced earlier this year that it is doubling the number of locations in its global business aviation training network from four to eight. In early 2011, CAE Amsterdam initiated training on Bombardier Challenger 300 and Challenger 604 aircraft types. In early 2012, CAE will begin training for Learjet 40 and Learjet 45 operators at a new training center currently under construction in Toluca, Mexico. Also in 2012, the Embraer-CAE Training Services joint venture will begin offering Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 training in São Paulo, Brazil, which it said is the industry's first business jet training center in South America. And by 2013, CAE plans to open a new business aviation training location in Asia.