CAE (NYSE:CAE)(TSX:CAE) today announced that it is now delivering training for aircraft maintenance technicians at a new location in Sherwood, Arkansas, United States. The location is near Little Rock, home to the Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS) service center, and the Dassault Falcon Jet production facilities, site of the Falcon aircraft's main Completion Center and Dassault's largest facility in the world.
CAE is providing maintenance training to Dassault service center, production technicians, Dassault's frontline Customer Service staff and Dassault operators for the Falcon 7X, Falcon 900EX EASy and Falcon 2000EX EASy aircraft.
"This new capability provides readily accessible maintenance training programs for the Dassault technical team, for business aircraft operators in the US and for operators around the world taking delivery of new and serviced aircraft," said Jeff Roberts, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "CAE's objective is to help operators enhance safety and efficiency by delivering the highest-quality, operationally focused instruction."
The Little Rock location features CAE Simfinity(TM) simulation-driven classrooms and an aviation resource library. Courses include model-specific Falcon Initial (B1) and Avionics Initial (B2) type-training developed to EASA standards, as well as Maintenance Recurrent, Troubleshooting classes and Avionics Line Maintenance courses. Students will also visit the Dassault aircraft facilities during these training events.
In addition, training programs are available in this new Arkansas training center for selected Honeywell products, including avionics, auxiliary power unit (APU) and TFE731 powerplant. Courses for Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 800XP, 800XPi and 850 aircraft are also offered.
CAE also currently provides business aircraft maintenance technical training in Dallas, the New York City area, and the Honeywell Aerospace Academy in Phoenix in the US; Mexico City / Toluca, Mexico; Amsterdam, London, and Bordeaux, France in Europe; and Dubai, UAE. Technical training courses are available throughout CAE's global network of 35 commercial aircraft, business aircraft and civil helicopter training locations, at customer locations on demand, and via CAE Simfinity computer-based and web-based e-Learning courses.
Date: May 15, 2012