CAE expands training network for business aviation

Bombrdier Global 7500

Bombardier’s Global 7500 is one of the latest and highest performing business jets. Photo: Bombardier


CAE has announced additional business aviation pilot training, including the expansion, renewal and launch of new training programmes for Bombardier, Dassault, Gulfstream and Embraer.

A series of announcements were made by CAE at the 2019 National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) being held in Las Vegas, USA earlier this week.

CAE currently provides business aviation pilot training in eight locations worldwide, including CAE Abu Dhabi Aviation Training Centre, CAE Amsterdam, CAE Dallas, CAE Dubai Al Garhood Emirates Flight Training (ECFT), CAE London Burgess Hill, CAE Montreal, CAE New Jersey Morristown and in CAE Shanghai.

CAE will launch its third Bombardier Global 7500 business jet full-flight simulator (FFS) in 2021 outside of North America as part of its current Authorized Training Provider (ATP) agreement with Bombardier. CAE already offers Global 7500 aircraft training in CAE Montreal and in CAE Dallas training centres. CAE will finalise the location of the third Bombardier Global 7500 FFS in the coming months.

CAE full flight simulator

CAE Full Flight Simulator. Photo: CAE


SIMCOM has purchased five CAE 7000XR Series full-flight simulators (FFSs) and five CAE 400XR Series flight training devices (FTDs) from CAE. These FFSs and FTDs include a Gulfstream G650, two Bombardier Challenger CL350s, one Embraer Phenom 300 and one Embraer Legacy 500 FFS. SIMCOM plans to install its new CAE training equipment in a new training centre which is under development in Lake Nona, Florida.

CAE will expand its Bombardier Learjet 75 training capabilities through the deployment of a CAE 500XR Series flight training device (FTD) in CAE Dallas. The CAE 500XR Series FTD allows for more flexibility in maintenance training, will have impressive handling characteristics and will feature the advanced Bombardier Vision flight deck, the Garmin G5000 avionics upgrade, and a dual-screen electronic flight display.

Dassault Falconeye HUD

Dassault’s Falconeye head-up display combines synthetic terrain vision with infra-red enhanced vision for safer landings in poor visibility. Photo: Dassault


CAE has installed Dassault’s FalconEye Combined Vision System to its Falcon 900-2000 EASy EX series FFS which is now ready for training. FalconEye is a head-up display (HUD) which combines 3D synthetic vision of terrain with an infra-red enhanced vision system for safer landings in poor visibility.

Embraer CAE Training Services (ECTS), a joint venture between Embraer and CAE, will increase its capacity for Embraer Phenom 100/300 training by adding an additional FFS to its Dallas training operations in 2020. The full-flight simulator will be equipped with CAE 7000XR technology, CAE Tropos 6000XR visual system and with the Garmin Prodigy Touch Avionics system.

Finally, CAE also signed contracts with five business aircraft operators worldwide valued at approximately C$50 million, including JetSuite and its sister company JSX, Silver Air, Solairus Aviation, TAG Aviation Holdings and Vulcan Flight Management.

“Over the next 10 years, our industry will need more than 50,000 new business jet pilots. This soaring demand requires fleet operators and training providers like CAE to work more closely together to accelerate the deployment of new training solutions,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President Civil Aviation Training Solutions.