CAE selects Vienna as new business aviation training centre: EBACE reports


Flight training company CAE is growing its facilities in central Europe with a new business aviation training centre in Vienna, Austria, set to open in the second half of 2024, it revealed at this week’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE 2023) event.

The new facility, initially accommodating six flight simulators including the first Bombardier Global 7500 full-flight simulator in Europe, will eventually expand to nine simulators. “The new centre will make pilot training on this popular aircraft type and others in high demand more accessible at a convenient for operators in the region,” said Alexandre Prevost, vice president, CAE.

In addition to the Global 7500 simulator, the new 8,000sqm site will also offer training in Global 5000 and Global 6000 Vision training, which will mark the sixth location worldwide for such simulator training. The other types of simulator, from other aircraft manufacturers, destined for deployment at the Vienna centre will be revealed later.

“The Vienna central Europe training centre is the latest in a series of moves to rapidly expand our business aviation training network to meet the growing demand,” said Prevost.

Nick Leontidis, group president, Civil Aviation added: “CAE is another example of the significant investments we are making to bring business aviation training closer to where our customers operate their aircraft.”

Last November, the flight training company launched training at CAE Singapore on a newly-installed Gulfstream G650 full-flight simulator. In April 2023, it opened the first West Coast business aviation training centre in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is also in the final stages of building a new training centre in Lake Nona, Florida in partnership with SIMCOM Aviation Training. The centre will offer training in a new Challenger 350 and add a second Praetor 600 to its training programme. The Lake Nona facility and a training centre at Savannah Georgia are both due to begin operations in the second half of this year. Pictured is part of CAE full-flight simulator range.