Press Release from CAE Inc
- SIMCOM purchases five full-flight simulators (FFSs) and five flight training devices (FTDs) from CAE’s latest product offering
- CAE is adding new flight training devices and full-flight simulators to its network to support training needs for Bombardier, Dassault, and Embraer business jet platforms
Las Vegas, USA, October 22, 2019 (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) – CAE announced today at the 2019 National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), additional capabilities for business aviation pilot training, including the expansion, renewal and launch of new training programs for Bombardier, Dassault, Gulfstream and Embraer aircraft platforms and the signing of the agreement with SIMCOM for the purchase of training equipment from CAE’s latest product offering.
“CAE continues to invest in innovation and in providing business aviation pilots the most up-to-date training programs and network,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. “We are also committed to ongoing collaboration with our business partners, and we will continue to update our training centres dedicated to business aviation with the most advanced flight training devices, digital training capabilities and full-flight simulators to support the training needs of their business jet pilots.”
CAE currently provides business aviation pilot training in 8 locations worldwide, including CAE Abu Dhabi Aviation Training Centre, CAE Amsterdam, CAE Dallas, CAE Dubai Al Garhood – Emirates CAE Flight Training (ECFT), CAE London Burgess Hill, CAE Montreal, CAE New Jersey Morristown and in CAE Shanghai.
Launch of third Bombardier Global 7500* in CAE’s global training network
CAE will launch its third Bombardier Global 7500* business jet full-flight simulator (FFS) in 2021 outside of North America as part of its current Authorized Training Provider (ATP) agreement with Bombardier. CAE already offers Global 7500* aircraft training in CAE Montreal and in CAE Dallas training centres. CAE will finalize the deployment location of the third Bombardier Global 7500* FFS in the coming months.
Directional Aviation Capital (DAC) and SIMCOM acquisition update
As part of its soon to be formed partnership with Directional Aviation Capital (DAC), CAE announced that SIMCOM has purchased five CAE 7000XR Series full-flight simulators (FFSs) and five CAE 400XR Series flight training devices (FTDs) from CAE. These FFSs and FTDs include a Gulfstream G650, two Bombardier Challenger CL350s, one Embraer Phenom 300 and one Embraer Legacy 500 FFS. SIMCOM plans to install its new CAE training equipment in a new training centre which is under development in Lake Nona, Florida. It is expected that CAE’s SIMCOM share purchase transaction announced on August 29, 2019 will close prior to the end of 2019.
New capabilities in CAE Dallas
CAE will expand its Bombardier Learjet 75 training capabilities through the deployment of a CAE 500XR Series flight training device (FTD) in CAE Dallas. The CAE 500XR Series FTD allows for more flexibility in maintenance training, will have impressive handling characteristics and will feature the advanced Bombardier Vision flight deck, the Garmin G5000 avionics upgrade, and a dual-screen electronic flight display.
CAE also installed the new Dassault’s FalconEye Combined Vision System to its Falcon 900-2000 EASy EX series FFS which is now ready for training. Dassault’s FalconEye head up display (HUD) feature will allow for operational credit to use the HUD for landing while training.
Embraer CAE Training Services (ECTS), a joint venture between Embraer and CAE, will increase its capacity for Embraer Phenom 100/300 training by adding an additional FFS to its Dallas training operations in 2020. The full-flight simulator will be equipped with CAE 7000XR technology, CAE Tropos™ 6000XR visual system and with the Garmin Prodigy Touch™ Avionics system.
Dassault renews CAE as an Authorized Training Provider
Dassault Aviation has also renewed CAE’s Certificate of Approval as an Authorized Training Provider in accordance with the Falcon Training Policy Manual (FTPM). This is the highest level of certification attainable by a flight training organization.
CAE currently provides training for all in-production Falcon aircraft, including the Falcon 7X, Falcon 900EX EASy and Falcon 2000EX EASy, as well as some earlier models such as the Falcon 50, 50EX, 2000, 900B and 900EX. CAE Dassault Falcon training programs are available in the Middle East, Europe and North America and are qualified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other regulatory authorities.