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Bombardier Boosts Training Capacity with New Simulator in Dallas

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Bombardier Aerospace has increased the capacity of its training network with the addition of a CAE-built Level D Full-Flight Simulator(FFS) in Dallas, Texas to serve the growing number of Challenger 605 business jet operators in the United States and worldwide.

The new Challenger 605 aircraft simulator, located at Bombardiers company-owned training facility at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas, received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada (TC) certification in late December 2010 and began customer training on 5 January 2011. Certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) was obtained in mid-January 2011.

The new simulator, ordered in January 2010, will supplement existing training offered at the companys facility in Montral and effectively doubles the number of training opportunities for Challenger 605 business jet operators.

In the past 12 months, Bombardier has added four new simulators for its aircraft training programs. In addition to the new Challenger 605 aircraft simulator, and through its Authorized Training Provider (ATP) agreement with CAE, operators now have access to EASA-qualified FFSs for Challenger 300 aircraft at CAEs training centre in Amsterdam and Learjet 40, Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45 and Learjet 45 XR aircraft at CAEs training centre in Burgess Hill, United Kindgom, as well as to a Global Express FFS at Emirates-CAE Flight Training in Dubai, qualified by the FAA, EASA and the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).

Bombardier will add a CAE-built Global Vision FFS at its training centre in Montral by the second quarter of this year and will complete the relocation of its Challenger 604 aircraft FFS from its Montral centre to CAEs training centre in Amsterdam by the end of the first quarter of this year.

At Bombardier, we believe that customer training is key to providing our operators with the highest possible level of service and support, and we are committed to expanding the reach of our network to meet existing and anticipated demand for both our training services and industry-leading business aircraft, said James Hoblyn, President, Customer Services & Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft, Bombardier Aerospace.

To date, the company has trained over 80,000 customer pilots and technicians, who have collectively logged over two million simulator hours.

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