CAE confirms which training centre is set for simulator expansion

High technology company, CAE, revealed on May 3 intentions to expand one of its flight training centres with new full-flight simulators (FFS).

In a move aimed to “support its Canadian customers” – disclosed at the 2022 World Aviation Training Summit (WATS) – new CAE 7000XR Boeing 787 and CAE 7000XR Boeing 737 MAX Level D FFS are planned for deployment at the firm’s Toronto Training Centre, located near the city’s major Pearson gateway. According to Nick Leontidis, CAE’s group president, civil aviation, their arrival is expected “in the second half of 2022”.

Enhanced features of the CAE 7000XR Series FFS include a CAE Tropos 6000XR to produce “extreme visual realism”, upset prevention recovery training and a next-generation instructor office – and is, according to the company, designed to optimise life-cycle costs for its customers.

CAE noted the expansion of its Toronto Training Centre comes as airlines in Canada were “expressing optimism that air travel will normalise in 2022”.

Nick Leontidis, CAE’s group president, civil aviation, commented: “We are excited to expand our training footprint in Toronto with the immediate addition of new Boeing 787 and 737 MAX simulators to be deployed in the second half of 2022. These latest additions complement our offerings and support the efforts of our Canadian-based airlines as they ramp up service and look for future growth.”

A Boeing 737 MAX 7 - the smallest member of the MAX family
A Boeing 737 MAX 7 - the smallest member of the MAX family
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