Posted on: 30 April 2019 by Kimberley Young
CAE is expanding its training capacity for airlines in the Americas in response to an increased pilot training demand.
The training provider announced the move at the World Aviation Training Symposium (WATS) 2019 event in Orlando, Florida.
“CAE has steadily increased its commercial aviation training footprint in the Americas to support our airline partners’ growing pilot training needs,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s group president, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. “We will be expanding our training network in the Americas with the addition of more than 15 simulators for a total of over 50 full flight simulators in the region by the end of 2019, that’s a 35% training capacity growth in three years.”
CAE’s strategic partnerships with airlines across the region have paved the way for a new training centre in Bogota, Colombia in 2019, and two additional US training centres in Minneapolis and Phoenix in 2017.
CAE has deployed new state-of-the-art CAE-built Airbus A320neo full-flight simulators in CAE Montreal, CAE Bogota, CAE Mexico and in CAE Santiago. In addition, CAE will be deploying a Bombardier CRJ900 at CAE Minneapolis, an Embraer E170 at CAE Phoenix and a Boeing 787 at CAE Bogota.
With these training equipment additions, CAE offers pilot training capacity for commercial aviation in a range of platforms across its network in the Americas including Dallas, Minneapolis and Phoenix in the United States; Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver in Canada; Bogota in Colombia, Santiago in Chile; Sao Paulo in Brazil; Toluca in Mexico and Lima in Peru.
CAE’s pilot training capacity for commercial aviation covers platforms including: Airbus A310, A320, A330/340, A350; ATR 42/72; Boeing 737, 767, 777, 787; Bombardier CRJ 100/200, CRJ 700, CRJ 900, Q100, Q300, Q400; Dornier Do328TP; and Embraer E170/175, E190/195, ERJ145.