CAE has announced sales of five regional jet simulators, including the first for Embraer's ERJ-170. The Canadian company is already building an ERJ-170 engineering simulator for the Brazilian manufacturer.

The ERJ-170 full flight simulator, with a CAE MaxVue Plus visual system, has been bought by Embraer on behalf of launch customer Crossair. The Level D machine is due to become operational in November 2002 at the Crosscat training centre in Basle, Switzerland. The centre is a joint venture between Crossair and GE Capital Aviation Training.

US regional Continental Express has ordered two ERJ-145 simulators, with MaxVue Plus visuals, and a flight training device for delivery in 2002 to a new training centre in Houston, Texas.

The Netherlands' Schreiner Aviation Training has ordered two Fairchild Dornier 328JET simulators, with MaxVue Plus visuals, for delivery in 2002 to training centres in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and Hoofddorp, near Amsterdam.

CAE has also sold three simulators to Air Canada and signed a 10-year preferred supplier agreement including options for more training equipment. The three Level D simulators are an Airbus A320 for delivery in December, and A330/ A340 and Boeing 767-300ER machines for delivery in 2002.

Source: Flight International