Brazilian airframe manufacturer Embraer and Canadian simulator company CAE signed a joint venture agreement to provide pilot and ground crew training to Embraer customers of the Phenom 100 very light and Phenom 300 light jets. The new company has been named Embraer CAE Training Services (ECTS). Under the terms of agreement, the joint venture will provide initial and recurrent training for pilots and maintenance technicians. The initial training program for the Embraer Phenom family is on schedule to begin at CAE SimuFlite in Dallas in 2008, and at CAE’s Burgess Hill training centre in the U.K. in 2009. The companies said they are working on extending their relationship to include pilot training for the Embraer 170/190 family of E-Jets and the Lineage 1000 executive jet, in support of Embraer’s customers throughout the Americas.