31-Mar-2011 Source: CAE
China Southern Airlines and CAE are expanding their joint venture aviation training centre in Zhuhai, China to include two additional Level D FFSs purchased from CAE- a CAE 5000 Series for the Boeing 737NG and a CAE 3000 Series for the Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopter. This will mark the first CAE 3000 Series civil helicopter full-flight and mission simulator in Asia. With this contract CAE concludes fiscal year 2011 with 29 civil full-flight simulator sales.
“Civil aviation traffic continues to grow rapidly in China and throughout the region. Therefore, it is important that we continue to grow training capacity to meet the increasing demand,” said Mr. Tan Wan’geng, President and CEO of China Southern Airlines “Our partnership with CAE has been very successful, and the quality of the pilot training has met all expectations.”
Also included in the Zhuhai expansion are CAE Simfinity integrated procedures trainers (IPTs) for the B737NG and S-76C++ and a helicopter CAE Simfinity Virtual Simulator (VSIM). The S-76C++ FFS, IPT and VSIM will enable training for common S-76 variants including S-76A, S-76A++, S-76C+ and S-76C++. The FFSs, IPTs and VSIM will be ready for training in 2012.