Embraer and CAE launch Phenom 300E flight simulator at Las Vegas training centre
Embraer and training firm CAE have launched a new full flight simulator for the Phenom 300E (pictured) at the CAE Las Vegas training centre.
The move is part of the Embraer-CAE Training Services (ECTS) joint venture, that aims to meet the growing demand for business jet training in the US.
“With partners like Embraer, we are expanding our network and increasing capacity to meet the growing demand for business jet pilots,” said Nick Leontidis, president, Civil Aviation, CAE. “We are very happy to see our partnership with Embraer grow with the addition of a new Phenom series simulator to our training network and the first in Las Vegas.”
CAE said that the flight simulator is key to training pilots for business aviation. That is because the Phenom 300 series has been the best-selling light jet worldwide for 11 years in a row and has more than 700 units in operation, it said.
Johann Bordais, president and CEO, Services & Support Embraer added that in addition to the flight simulator in Nevada, there are six Phenom-series simulators operating in Dallas, Texas, at its London Burgess Hill facility and in Guarulhos, south-eastern Brazil.
“Offering additional capacity for pilot training is part of our strategy to provide the best services to the market,” said Bordais. “This new Phenom series simulator is also a milestone in our long-term relationship and we are pleased to be part of the new CAE Las Vegas Training Center.”
The 50,000sq ft (4,600sq m) training centre officially opened yesterday (April 4th). Located in Clark County near Harry Reid International Airport, the centre has the capacity for eight full-flight simulators and will train 2,500 pilots annually