In response to the growing demand for pilot training in Europe and the United States, Embraer and CAE are set to enhance their joint training capabilities.
Their joint venture, Embraer-CAE Training Services (ECTS), plans to deploy two new Phenom 300 full-flight simulators (FFS) in the coming year.
The initiative will begin with the introduction of a simulator in CAE London Burgess Hill during the first quarter of 2024. This will be followed by another simulator launch at CAE Las Vegas in the third quarter of the same year.
Carlos Naufel, President & CEO of Embraer Services & Support, highlighted the commitment of both Embraer and CAE to adapt and meet market demands. Alexandre Prevost, CAE’s Division President for Business Aviation and Helicopter Training, emphasised the importance of the expansion, noting that it would effectively double the Phenom 300 training capacity in both Las Vegas and London Burgess Hill. He cited CAE’s forecast of demand for 32,000 business aviation pilots over the coming decade, reinforcing the need to provide high-quality training for Phenom 300 operators.
Currently, ECTS has seven Phenom-series simulators in operation, spread across locations in Las Vegas, Dallas, London Burgess Hill, and Guarulhos (Brazil).
The Phenom 300 series, with over 700 airframes delivered globally, includes innovative features including the Runway Overrun Awareness and Alerting System (ROAAS) and an Emergency Descent Mode.