CAE is to expand its use of simulation-based training for business aircraft, introducing new courses for the Cessna Citation X, Embraer Legacy, Dassault Falcon 900B/EX and Raytheon Hawker 800XP over the next 12 months at CAE SimuFlite in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas and Emirates-CAE Flight Training in Dubai.

The Canadian company's latest Simfinity training tools are already in use for Boeing Business Jet, Falcon 2000 and Gulfstream IV and V training. The new programmes use high-fidelity simulation from the beginning of training. Pilots use desktop two-dimensional virtual simulators and freestanding three-dimensional integrated procedures trainers before moving to the full-flight simulator.

CAE provides dedicated business-aircraft training at its Dallas/Fort Worth and Dubai centres, and additionally offers Airbus Corporate Jet and Boeing Business Jet training at other locations equipped with suitable A320 and Next Generation 737 simulators. The company is deploying Simfinity technology across its network of commercial aviation training centres.

CAE SimuFlite, meanwhile, has partnered with Dassault to offer maintenance training on the Falcon 50/50EX, 2000/2000EX and 900/900EX starting in the second half the year. The programme will extend to earlier Falcon models beginning next year.

Factory-authorised Falcon pilot and maintenance training is already available from FlightSafety International, and Dassault says the CAE agreement will increase customer choice.

CAE also plans to provide Citation X initial and recurrent maintenance training beginning in the fourth quarter, at Dallas/Forth Worth, any of its other centres or the operator's location.

Late last year, the company introduced maintenance training programmes for the Falcon 2000, Falcon 900EX and Gulfstream V, available at its Dallas/Forth Worth centre, which houses 29 business-aircraft simulators.



Source: Flight International