– Embraer CAE Training Services (ECTS) started operations at CAE’s Burgess Hill center, in the U.K., last September. The joint venture established by Embraer and CAE to provide pilot and maintenance training for the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 jets, back in 2007, offers customers the innovative Phenom 100 Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Nearly 20 pilots have already been type rated for the Embraer Phenom 100 executive jet, using the CAE 5000 Series FFS in Europe. The simulator will soon be certified by Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), so that Brazilian customers will have the added flexibility to train in the U.K., in addition to Dallas, U.S.
“This achievement is an important milestone for us, at Embraer,” said Simon Newitt, Embraer’s Director of Customer Training. “And it is especially significant to our customers, who can be certain that we are always working to offer them the best training and support available.”
CAE’s Burgess Hill center provides Phenom 100 customers with the very latest in training technology and learning techniques. CAE’s long-standing commitment to quality has allowed ECTS to offer pilots the most advanced technologies, such as CAE SimfinityTM integrated training solutions, and the new CAE 5000 Series Phenom 100 FFS.
CAE is a world leader in providing simulation and modeling technologies and integrated training solutions for the civil aviation industry and defense forces around the globe. With annual revenues exceeding C$ 1.6 billion (Canadian dollars), the company employs over 6,500 people at more than 75 sites and training locations in 20 countries. CAE has the largest installed base of civil and military full-flight simulators and training devices. Its global network of 29 civil aviation and military centers train more than 75,000 crew members every year. The company also offers modeling and simulation software to various market segments and, through its professional services division, assists customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs.
Founded in 1947, the company is headquartered in Canada. With clients in more than 100 countries, it has the broadest global reach of any simulation and training equipment and services company on the market. Ninety percent of CAE’s annual revenues are derived from exports. Its shares are traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges (TSX: CAE; NYSE: CAE). Dedicated to innovation, CAE devotes close to 10% of its annual revenues to research and development. For more information, visit www.cae.com
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