Officials at Saudi Arabian Airlines and the Hua Ou Aviation Training Centre in Beijing, China, sought advanced technologies with which to adequately train new pilots, as well as expand the capabilities of veteran pilots. They found their solution at CAE in Montreal.
CAE Inc. won contracts valued at more than $40 million to design and manufacture three full-flight simulators (FFSs) and associated training devices for Saudi Arabian Airlines and the Hua Ou Aviation Training Centre.
Saudi Arabian Airlines has ordered two CAE 7000 Series Airbus A320 FFSs, a CAE Simfinity Airbus A320 Level 5 flight training device (FTD), and a suite of CAE Simfinity Airbus Pilot Transition (APT) trainers and Airbus Competence Training (ACT) classrooms for the A320, A330, and A340 aircraft. The training solutions will be delivered to the Prince Sultan Aviation Training Academy in Jeddah.
“Saudi Arabian Airlines continues to grow and expand its operations and has selected CAE’s true fidelity simulation equipment to support its Airbus pilot training program,” says Marc Parent, group president of simulation products at CAE Inc.
The Hua Ou Aviation Training Centre, a joint venture of Airbus and the China Aviation Supplies Holding Company, has ordered a CAE 7000 Series Airbus A330/340 convertible FFS. The simulator will be convertible to five types of A330 and A340 aircraft, including the A330-200 with three different engine types, the A340-300, and the A340-600. The simulator will be delivered to the Hua Ou Aviation Training Centre in Beijing, China.
“This investment is part of Hua Ou’s plan to continuously enhance its support to Chinese and Asian customers with a high standard of training and state-of-the-art facilities,” says Raymond Lim, general manager of Hua Ou. “The simulator has incorporated the latest developments of aviation technology and will help ensure our training standard.”
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