Crossair and General Electric Capital Aviation Training have set up a dedicated training centre for regional airline aircrews and technical personnel. Based at Basel's EuroAirport in Switzerland, the joint venture company, called Crosscat, will specialise initially in Embraer and Saab airliners, including the ERJ-170 and 190 models, due to enter service with Crossair from next year. Meanwhile, Brazil's flag carrier, Varig, has signed a three year agreement with CAE to train its Boeing MD-11 flight crews at its new Sïo Paulo training centre. The contract will begin in March.

Source: Flight International