CAE achieves Level D qualification for world's 1st Boeing 747-8 FFS
- And for its first B787 simulators
CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) announced today that it has received Level D qualification on the world's first simulator for the Boeing 747-8 freighter aircraft. The B747-8 full-flight simulator (FFS), sold to Cargolux Airlines International, an all-cargo airline based in Luxembourg, is already training pilots in the airline's training centre in Luxembourg. The simulator received its EASA Level D qualification from the Direction de l'Aviation Civile (DAC), Luxembourg's national aviation authority. CAE also announced today that it has received Level D qualifications by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of its first two B787 FFSs for undisclosed North American customers.
The B747-8F simulator from CAE is equipped with the advanced Tropos™ 6000 visual system which generates a highly detailed synthetic visual environment. "Our crews greatly benefit from the enhanced realism that CAE developed for the 747-8F simulator," said Richard Forson, Cargolux Interim President and CEO. "Operating the world's first B747-8F Level D simulator is a milestone for Cargolux and enables us to set new benchmarks in crew training, both for our own crews and for our customers' crews," added Marcel Funk, Vice-President and Head of Flight Operations at Cargolux.
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"CAE has always thrived on the challenge of prototype aircraft programs. We are proud to continue this tradition with the recent qualifications of our B787 and B747-8 level D simulators," said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "Working with our customers and OEMs is always a key factor in our ability to deliver the world's first simulators. To this end, I would like to thank Cargolux for their partnership."
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Source : CAE