- Leveraging CAE’s training network in Europe including CAE Amsterdam, CAE Copenhagen, CAE London
Gatwick and CAE Oslo
- CAE Madrid: new Boeing 787 full-flight simulator inaugurated and new Airbus A350 simulators will be ready in the summer of 2018
- CAE Barcelona: new Boeing 737NG full-flight simulator to de deployed in the second half of 2018
Montreal, Canada. 01 July 2018. CAE announced the expansion of its training capacity in Europe to support the growing training needs of its airline customers, including Norwegian Airlines, BA CityFlyer, Iberia and Air Europa. CAE inaugurated a new Boeing 787 full-flight simulator at CAE Madrid. The inauguration was attended by government officials, Air Europa, and CAE employees. Later this summer, a new Airbus A350 will also be deployed at CAE Madrid. Furthermore, one Boeing 737NG will also be deployed at CAE Barcelona in the second half of 2018. These latest additions also complement the ATR 72-600 deployed in the fall of 2017. All CAE 7000XR Series FFSs are equipped with CAE Tropos™ 6000XR visual system, offering unprecedented realism. CAE announced last fall additional training capacity and network enhancements at CAE Amsterdam, CAE Madrid and CAE London Gatwick.
“To be training partner of choice means that CAE places great importance on supporting the increasing training needs of its airline partners around the world, and as such, continuously invests in its training network to better serve its customers,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. “I’m proud to continue to grow our training services with our airline partners in Europe. I look forward to building on our relationship long into the future.”
In February, Norwegian Airlines extended its pilot training agreement with CAE for the provision of additional Boeing 737 pilot and cabin crew training, to support the airline’s growing training needs across the region. In addition to training at CAE Copenhagen, CAE Stockholm, and CAE Oslo, the airline’s pilots and cabin crew will now also train at CAE London Gatwick and CAE Barcelona. CAE has been Norwegian’s training partner of choice for more than a decade, providing pilot, cabin crew training and crew resourcing services.
Last quarter, BA CityFlyer extended its nearly one decade partnership with CAE for the provision of Embraer E190 pilot training services. Under the agreement, BA CityFlyer’s pilots will continue to train at CAE Amsterdam and CAE London Gatwick for three years.
With the new deployments, CAE Madrid will provide pilot training for Airbus A320, A330, A340, A350; ATR 72-600; Boeing 787; Bombardier CRJ 200/900NG/1000, Q300; and Dornier Do328TP platforms, bringing the total number of simulators available to 12. CAE Madrid is the training partner of choice of Spain’s major airlines and low-cost carriers, providing cadet training for tomorrow’scaptains, and training more than 10,000 pilots and cabin crew every year.
In addition to the new Boeing 737NG, CAE Barcelona also offers Airbus A320 pilot and cabin crew training. These new deployments complement the 60+ FFS available in more than 15 training centres and aviation academies across Europe, including CAE Amsterdam, CAE Barcelona, CAE Brussels, CAE Copenhagen, CAE London Gatwick, CAE Madrid, CAE Manchester, CAE Oslo, and CAE Oxford.