CAE, of Montreal, announced plans Monday to double the number of locations in its global business aviation training network from four to eight over the next two years.
The new CAE business aviation training locations will be in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; the Mexico City-Toluca area; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and a location to be announced in Asia. CAE also operates business aviation training programs in Dubai, Burgess Hill, U.K., Morristown, N.J., and Dallas/Fort Worth.
In addition to the new training locations, Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT), a joint venture of Emirates and CAE, will add Bombardier Challenger 605 training capability in the spring of 2012 at ECFT in Dubai.
Also, training for the Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350 with Pro Line 21 avionics will be available by early 2012 at CAE SimuFlite, near the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
"Business aviation is growing internationally and CAE continues to position training capabilities in convenient locations where we will offer our customers the CAE hallmarks of customized training, advanced training technology, flexible scheduling and, overall, a unique service experience," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's group president, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "CAE is confident in the future of business aviation around the world, and we have continued to invest in this market to keep pace with training demand."
CAE said its CAE-Embraer joint venture company, Embraer-CAE Training Services (ECTS), will add a CAE 5000 Series Level D, Phenom 100/300 full-flight simulator (FFS) in Sao Paulo. The FFS will be ready for training in 2012.