9-Oct-2014 Source: CAE
CAE today announced it has signed a series of civil aviation training solutions contracts worth more than C$200 million with airlines and aircraft operators in the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle-East. One of these orders is from Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA), the largest commercial helicopter operator in the Middle East, who has purchased a Level D Bell 412EP helicopter full-flight simulator (FFS) from CAE as well as training centre operations services under a multi-year agreement.
“Our pilots have been training in CAE’s global network of training centres for close to 10 years, and we are pleased to expand our relationship with the purchase of this state-of-the-art simulator and to benefit from CAE’s expertise in training centre operations over the long term,” said H.E Nadir Al Hammadi, Chairman of ADA. “Simulation significantly reduces our fuel costs, maximizes the time we use our helicopters for operational needs and at the same time increases safety.”
The Bell 412EP simulator is a Level D CAE 3000 Series FFS model equipped with the latest generation visual system, the CAE Tropos-6000XR. The simulator features CAE’s revolutionary roll-on/roll-off cockpit design, which enables cockpits representing various helicopter types to be used in the simulator. When a cockpit is not used in the full-flight simulator, it will be used as a fixed-based flight training device (FTD) for systems procedures and maintenance training. The Bell 412EP simulator will be installed in the new ADA Training Centre in Abu Dhabi and will be ready for training by the end of 2015.