CAE today announced that Mexico's first business jet and civil helicopter training centre is open and ready for pilot training. New full-flight simulators (FFS) for the Bombardier Learjet 40/45 aircraft and the Bell 412 helicopter were recently qualified to Level D-equivalent standards by Mexico's Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC).
The new CAE training centre is located at Mexico's leading business aviation airport, Aeropuerto Internacional de Toluca, Lic. Adolfo Lopez Mateos, in Toluca, Mexico, easily accessible from Mexico City.
"CAE continues to expand its presence in emerging business aviation and civil helicopter training markets around the world," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "We are pleased to bring CAE's world-class, customized instruction to the Latin America region so operators of the Learjet 40, Learjet 45 and Bell 412 can receive the highest-quality training, conveniently close to their base of operations."
CAE is Bombardier's Authorized Training Provider for the Learjet 40/40XR and Learjet 45/45XR aircraft. The CAE Bell 412 training program is licensed by Bell Helicopter for the Mexico training centre and other locations.
The Mexico facility is the seventh location in the CAE business aviation training network. Other current locations are Dallas, Texas, USA; Morristown, New Jersey, USA (near New York City); Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Burgess Hill, UK (near London); Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Dubai, UAE. Additional business aviation training locations have been announced, including Sao Paulo, Brazil (Embraer Phenom training), Melbourne, Australia (King Air 350 ProLine 21 training), and a location to be disclosed in Asia.
Toluca is CAE's ninth training facility for civil helicopter training. Other current locations include Bengaluru, India; Dubai; Sesto Calende, Italy; Stavanger, Norway; Aberdeen, Scotland, UK; Vancouver, Canada; Morristown and Phoenix. In 2012, helicopter training capabilities will be added in Sao Paulo and Zhuhai, China, as previously announced.
CAE is a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence. The company employs more than 7,500 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in more than 20 countries. Through CAE's global network of 34 civil aviation, military and helicopter training centres, the company trains more than 80,000 crewmembers yearly. CAE's business is diversified, ranging from the sale of simulation products to providing comprehensive services such as training and aviation services, professional services and in-service support. The company aims to apply its simulation expertise and operational experience to help customers enhance safety, improve efficiency, maintain readiness and solve challenging problems. CAE is now leveraging its simulation capabilities in new markets such as healthcare and mining. www.cae.com
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