CAE Begins North American Pilot Training (Oct. 31)
TORONTO---CAE's Global Flight Training Services group was granted certification for a new A320 flight simulator and has started training pilots with Canada 3000 and Skyservice, anchor clients for its recent pilot training initiative in North America.
"This certification reinforces CAE's strategy to move into North America pilot training business," said André Gareau, Vice President, Global Flight Training Services.
The Canadian Ministry of Transport certified CAE's Airbus 320 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) to the level D standard, the highest attainable standard in the industry, allowing a pilot to be fully trained in the cockpit of a simulator prior to flying an aircraft with passengers.
The A320 simulator will provide approximately 6,000 hours per year for Canadian and U.S. carriers as interim training at CAE's St-Laurent facilities, pending completion of its new flight training centre in Toronto, announced last September. Another similar centre is currently under construction in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
CAE is the world's premier provider of simulation and control technologies for training and optimization solutions in the aerospace, defence and forestry sectors. Headquartered in Montreal and operating globally, the company employs more than 6,000 and has revenues in excess of $1 billion.