CAE today announced that the CAE-built Boeing 787 Dreamliner full-flight simulator sold to Continental Airlines has received interim Level C certification without restrictions by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Continental pilots have begun training on the device, located at the airline's training facility in Houston, Texas, USA. The CAE 7000 Series full-flight simulator will be certified to Level D following receipt of the final aircraft data package from Boeing.
"This program reaffirms CAE's leadership in meeting the challenge of developing world-standard simulators for new aircraft types," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "The Continental and CAE teams deserve the highest praise for this milestone achievement. CAE's suite of training equipment for Boeing 787 pilots and maintenance technicians is a long-term collaborative effort between customers, the OEM and CAE engineers, all focused on achieving maximum operational efficiency and safety."
CAE has been selected for seven Dreamliner full-flight simulator contracts awarded by airlines to date. In addition to Continental, CAE is providing Boeing 787 FFSs and other training equipment to Air New Zealand, British Airways, Japan Airlines (two) and Qantas (two).
CAE provides a range of integrated simulation-based training solutions for Boeing 787 operators, including CAE Simfinity(TM) integrated procedures trainers (IPT) for flight and maintenance training, three types of flight training devices (FTDs) - Level 5 FTD, Level 4-plus FTD with Extended Product Package, and Level 4 FTD - and desktop virtual simulators (VSIM) and virtual maintenance trainers (VMT).
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