Posted on: 19 July 2010 by Ross McSweeny
CAE has signed an agreement with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (MJET) to develop and deliver a comprehensive training solution for the new Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) family.
The agreement includes a 10-year Exclusive Training Provider programme, and the establishment of two training centres initially in Japan and the United States.
In support of the agreement, CAE is expanding its training network and developing two CAE 7000 Series MRJ full-flight simulators (FFSs) as well as CAE Simfinity integrated procedures trainers (IPTs). CAE will also design curriculum and courseware, and provide CAE training for pilots, maintenance technicians, cabin crew, dispatchers and ground support personnel. The two simulators will be the world’s first two MRJ FFSs and will be deployed by CAE at the two training centres established for MRJ training.
“We concluded that CAE, with its vast experience, human resources and proven capabilities, would be our best partner for training,” confirmed Hideo Egawa, president of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. “We’re confident that working in collaboration with CAE, we will be able to provide our customers with the best training one could ask for.”
“The comprehensive scope of the MRJ Exclusive Training Provider programme showcases the unique breadth of CAE’s simulation and training capabilities,” said Jeff Roberts, CAE’s group president, civil simulation products, training and services. “The MRJ training programme includes a complete courseware solution, a suite of high-fidelity flight simulation training devices, training for the full complement of aviation professionals who will operate and service the aircraft, and CAE’s demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully with OEMs and training partners.”
The training programmes will be ready in 2013 at training centres in the Tokyo, Japan area and the central United States. Additional training centres will be established based on market requirements.