Graham Warwick/Washington DC

SimuFlite Training International has ordered four business jet simulators from CAE Electronics, as part of a major expansion announced last year.

The Canadian manufacturer will supply two Cessna Citation and two Gulfstream full-flight simulators for delivery within the next two years to SimuFlite's expanded raining centre at Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport, in Texas.

All four devices will be built to Level D training standards, and will be equipped with CAE's MaxVue visual system. SimuFlite has also ordered 15 Max Vues to upgrade its existing simulator fleet. The training company, acquired last year by business aircraft financer GE Capital Services, already operates CAE-built, MaxVue-equipped, simulators for the Bombardier Challenger 601-3A/3R and Gulfstream IV/IV-SP.

SimuFlite's expansion, announced at last year's National Business Aviation Association show, includes the acquisition of up to 10 new business aircraft simulators. Additionally, the company has agreed with Bombardier to establish a Learjet training centre in Dallas (Flight International, 4-10 November, 1998).

Meanwhile, CAE has announced additional airline contracts. New customer Aer Lingus has ordered a MaxVue-equipped Airbus A320-family simulator for delivery to its Dublin Airport, Ireland, training centre in August. Taiwan's China Airlines has ordered a Boeing 737-800 machine, with MaxVue visual, and Level 6 flight training device for its training centre at Taipei's Sung Shau domestic airport.

Source: Flight International