CAE, of Montreal, entered into a long-term agreement with Qatar Executive, Qatar Airways' corporate jet subsidiary, for pilot training services on the Bombardier Global Express XRS (GEX) and the Bombardier Challenger 605. The training will be conducted at Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) in Dubai, UAE.
CAE said Qatar Executive pilots will be the first to train on the new Challenger 605 full-flight simulator (FFS) when it is qualified by regulators in early 2012. Training on the Bombardier Global Express XRS will begin this month. Training will include initial and recurrent courses for both aircraft as well as a range of CAE e-Learning general operating subjects.
"Private aircraft operated in the Arab world are set to triple over the next 10 years so there will be a growing need for training and maintenance support as this sector flourishes," said Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways. "To meet this growing demand, it is essential for us to acquire the best possible quality training for our crew, and to ensure the continuity of Qatar Executive's success and its growth in the region and across the world we have selected CAE both for their global leadership in training and the convenient access to advanced technology and world-class facilities."