CAE-built Full-Flight Simulator for Challenger 300 business aircraft to be operated by Bombardier at its Montréal, Canada facility
Bombardier and CAE today announced that they are continuing to expand worldwide training support for business aircraft customers with the addition of a Level D Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) for Challenger 300 aircraft training.
The newly added CAE-built simulator will be located at Bombardier's training centre in Montréal, Canada, and will be deployed in the second half of 2012. This deployment will significantly boost OEM-backed Challenger 300 aircraft pilot training, currently offered at Bombardier's training centre in Dallas, Texas, where the company operates an existing FFS for Challenger 300 aircraft.
“Bombardier is committed to proactively increasing the number of training opportunities available to its business aircraft customers and ensuring they have access to services in locations that are convenient to their base of operations,” said Éric Martel, President, Bombardier Customer Services & Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft.
"Training is all about safety and operational efficiency," said Jeff Roberts, Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services, CAE. "Our close relationship enables Bombardier and CAE to continuously improve the value of training for aviation professionals wherever they operate.”
CAE is a global leader in modeling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defense. The company employs more than 7,500 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in more than 20 countries. Through CAE’s global network of 33 civil aviation, military and helicopter training centres, the company trains more than 80,000 crewmembers yearly. CAE’s business is diversified, ranging from the sale of simulation products to providing comprehensive services such as training and aviation services, professional services and in-service support. The company aims to apply its simulation expertise and operational experience to help customers enhance safety, improve efficiency, maintain readiness and solve challenging problems. CAE is now leveraging its simulation capabilities in new markets such as healthcare and mining. www.cae.com
About Bombardier Customer Services
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