CAE-built Bombardier Challenger 604 and Challenger 605 aircraft simulator receives multiple certifications in the Middle East and Asia

Emirates-CAE Flight Training today announced at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) that its dual configuration full-flight simulator for Bombardier(i) Challenger 604(i) and Challenger 605(i) business jets, the only one of its kind worldwide, has received certification from the Hong Kong Aviation Civil Aviation Department (HK CAD), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority (UAE GCAA), the General Authority of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia (GACA), and the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA). The CAE-built simulator is located at Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) in Dubai.

"The multiple certifications and proximity to Asia allow us to serve our customers close to where they operate," said Walter Visser, Managing Director of Emirates-CAE Flight Training and CAE business leader Middle East & India. "We expect this platform to be very successful and a great contributor to the training requirements of Challenger 604 and Challenger 605 aircraft operators."

It was previously announced that CAE has signed a long-term agreement with Qatar Executive, Qatar Airways' corporate jet subsidiary, who will be the anchor customer and first to train pilots on the Challenger 605 jet.

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About Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT)
ECFT is jointly operated by Emirates, one of the world's fastest-growing airlines and CAE, a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence. Housed in a bespoke training centre adjacent to the Emirates Aviation College in Garhoud, Dubai, it was the first training centre of its kind in the Middle East to be approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).

Celebrating the 10-year milestone of their joint partnership in the region last year, ECFT has earned a reputation in the industry for training excellence and the centre is now one of the largest in the world. Continuous expansion has increased the facility's capacity to its current position of servicing over 200 aviation clients and training more than 10,000 pilots and technicians a year on a range of Airbus, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Gulfstream and Hawker Beechcraft aircraft types. Commercial airlines, business aircraft and helicopter operators also train their crews and maintenance staff at ECFT.

Source: CAE
Date: Apr 17, 2013