CAE announced that it has
entered into a long-term agreement with Qatar Executive, Qatar Airways’ corporate
jet subsidiary, for pilot training services on the Bombardier Global Express
XRS and the Bombardier Challenger 605. The training will be conducted at
Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) in Dubai.
As anchor customer, Qatar Executive pilots will be the first to train on the
new Challenger 605 full-flight simulator (FFS) when it is qualified by
regulators in early 2012. Training on the Bombardier Global Express XRS will
begin this month. Training will include initial and recurrent courses for both
aircraft as well as a range of CAE e-Learning general operating subjects.
“Private aircraft operated in the Arab world are set to triple over the
next 10 years so there will be a growing need for training and maintenance
support as this sector flourishes,” said Akbar Al Baker, chief executive
officer of Qatar Airways.
“To meet this growing demand, it is essential for us to acquire the best
possible quality training for our crew, and to ensure the continuity of Qatar
Executive’s success and its growth in the region and across the world we have
selected CAE both for their global leadership in training and the convenient
access to advanced technology and world-class facilities,” he added.
“Qatar Executive is known for providing a 5-star experience for their
clients, and at ECFT we consistently deliver a 5-star training experience for
pilots and maintenance technicians,” said Jeff Roberts, CAE group president,
Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. “We are very pleased for
the opportunity to help them achieve their goal of maintaining the highest
standards of aviation safety through continuous training of flight crews.”