Today, on the eve of the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE), Embraer-CAE Training Services (ECTS), a joint venture between Embraer and CAE, inaugurated Phenom aircraft pilot and maintenance technician training in Brazil at CAE’s training facility near Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) in São Paulo. Courses will begin at the end of August.
This is the third ECTS training location, including Dallas, Texas in the United States, and Burgess Hill, near London, in the United Kingdom, and the fourth Phenom full-flight simulator (FFS). The Phenom FFS is the first advanced technology flight simulator for business aircraft in Latin America.
“This new, state-of-the-art facility provides our executive jet customers in Brazil with world-class aviation training,” said Edson Carlos Mallaco, Vice President, Customer Support and Services, Embraer Executive Jets. “This latest addition to our Phenom platform training program reinforces Embraer’s commitment to its growing fleet here in Latin America. It also confirms our continuous efforts to provide the best possible customer experience.”
“This new Phenom training capability in São Paulo reflects our commitment to deliver world-class training services in locations which are easily accessible to our clients’ operating bases,” said Jeff Roberts, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. “The Phenom aircraft serves a unique market in business aviation, and CAE is pleased to provide, in partnership with Embraer, a unique training program tailored to the specific needs of corporate operators and owner-operators.”
The new Phenom FFS was recently qualified by ANAC (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil), the Brazilian agency responsible for the regulation and safety oversight of civil aviation. ECTS will provide a complete training solution for operators of the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 executive jets, including ground school, Prodigy Flight Deck avionics training station, CAE SimfinityTM integrated procedures trainer (IPT) and the state-of-the-art CAE 5000 Series reconfigurable full-flight simulator.
The CAE São Paulo training center, which was recently expanded to 10 simulator bays, currently offers training on eight full-flight simulators and trains about 6,000 pilots a year. The center also features 12 classrooms, 20 brief/debrief rooms, integrated procedures trainers and customer offices. The 24-hour facility has a crew lounge, WiFi internet access, shuttle service between CAE and local airports and hotels, a technical library and cafeteria with round-the-clock access.
Source: Embraer - Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (NYSE: ERJ)
Date: Aug 15, 2012