Posted by John McHale
MONTREAL, Canada, 17 Jan. 2011. CAE sold five CAE 7000 Series Level D full-flight simulators (FFS) to a variety of commercial users -- an Airbus A380 FFS to Qantas Airways; three Boeing 737NG FFSs as well as a CAE Simfinity integrated procedures trainer (IPT) to Shanghai Eastern Flight Training Centre (SEFTC); the training subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines; and an A320 FFS to an undisclosed user in India.
"Qantas and China Eastern Airlines are renowned for their ongoing initiatives to enhance the skills and safety performance of their pilots and maintenance crews," says Jeff Roberts, CAE's group president, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "These agreements reflect the continued air traffic growth in Australia, China, and India."
The CAE 7000 Series Level D FFS for the A380 will be delivered to the Qantas Training Centre in Sydney, Australia in 2012. This will be Qantas' second CAE-built FFS for the A380, the largest passenger aircraft in the world. Qantas also trains on six other flight simulators and 19 other training devices from CAE and has two FFSs for the Boeing 787 aircraft on order.
The three Boeing 737NG FFSs for SEFTC are CAE 7000 Series Level D simulators with CAE Tropos-6000 visual systems. The first FFS and CAE Simfinity IPT will be delivered to SEFTC in Shanghai in 2011. The second and third FFSs will be delivered in 2012. SEFTC currently uses eight CAE-produced FFSs at its facilities at Shanghai Pudong Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, as well as CAE Simfinity IPTs, CAE Simfinity Airbus Pilot Transition trainers (APTs), and CAE Simfinity Virtual Simulators (VSIMs).
The equipment for the undisclosed user in India will be delivered later this year.