CAE and Lider Aviacao launch Sikorsky S-92 training in Sao Paulo

CAE and Lider Aviacao launch Sikorsky S-92 training in Sao Paulo

5-Dec-2014 Source: CAE

CAE, a world leader in aviation training, and Lider Aviacao, the largest helicopter operator in Brazil, today announced that they are now offering S-92 Sikorsky aircraft training at CAE’s Sao Paulo training centre near Congonhas downtown airport. CAE and Lider already offer S-76 training in Sao Paulo.

The S-92 training program is an extension of the joint venture between CAE and Lider, and will support flight training for all of Lider’s S-92 pilots. Training will also be provided to other helicopter operators, including operators serving the growing demand for transportation in the offshore oil and gas fields of Brazil.

“This new simulator-based training program is part of our continuing investment in safety,” said Junia Hermont, Lider Aviacao superintendent. “Our pilots are now able to train in a mission-oriented environment, including emergency situation simulations, and training is domestic without the need to travel abroad.”

“We are proud to be Lider’s training partner in supporting the safety needs of such a vibrant helicopter market” said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation and Training. “Our joint venture with Lider provides mission critical training using the most advanced simulation technology available for civil helicopters.”

The CAE 3000 Series Level D full-flight simulator (FFS) provides both initial and recurrent training for all S-92 variants Training programs include a turnkey ‘wet’ solution with simulator training delivered by qualified instructors as well as advanced classroom training and brief-debrief capabilities. The first class is scheduled for December 8th. Alternately, operator-led ‘dry’ training is also available immediately.

About Lider Aviacao

Lider Aviacao is an aviation company involved in helicopter operations, executive chartering, aircraft management, maintenance, aircraft sales as the exclusive Beechcraft and Bombardier dealer for Brazil, and ground handling services. It offers helicopter services for the oil and gas industry, as well as performing onshore operations and load transportation; as well as fuel pipe and transmission line checking services. The company provides jet and turboprop airplanes and helicopters for business chartering or air ambulance. It also offers aircraft maintenance services for private companies, government bodies, and civil and military agencies. In addition, the company provides aeronautical insurance products, business aviation training, and maintenance services. Lider Aviacao was founded in 1958 and is present all over the country.

About CAE

CAE is a global leader in providing comprehensive training solutions based on world-leading simulation technology and integrated training services. The company employs 8,000 people at more than 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries. Our vision is to be our customers’ Partner of Choice and we take a long-term approach to customer relationships. We offer our civil aviation and defence and security customers a complete range of highly innovative product, service and training centre solutions designed to help them meet their mission critical needs for safety, efficiency and readiness. We provide similar solutions to customers in healthcare and mining. CAE has the largest installed base of civil and military flight simulators, supported by a range of after-sales services, and has been serving the needs of its customers for nearly 70 years. We have the broadest training services network in the world and offer civil aviation, military and helicopter training services in 67 locations worldwide and train more than 120,000 civil and military crewmembers annually.

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