Bombardier and CAE sign flight training agreement for CRJ Series Family of Aircraft
- CAE appointed Authorized Training Provider for all CRJ aircraft flight training with eight locations around the world
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it has appointed CAE as its Authorized Training Provider (ATP) for Bombardier’s CRJ family of regional aircraft that includes the CRJ100/200, CRJ700 NextGen, CRJ900 NextGen and CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft.Under the ATP agreement, CAE instructors will deliver CRJ aircraft flight training courses at locations around the world. The agreement has already taken effect and Bombardier and CAE are working closely together to support the training needs of all Bombardier CRJ Series family aircraft operators.
“Our commitment to enhancing our training offering to customers worldwide remains a top priority,” said Leon Botteron, General Manager, Aircraft Training, Bombardier Aerospace. “Working together with CAE allows our customers to have increased flexibility for their long-term training requirements around the world with convenient access to a Bombardier-designed training experience.”
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“CAE has proudly served Bombardier operators for over 20 years," Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. “Our new appointment as CRJ Authorized Training Provider will now add even greater flexibility to Bombardier in serving its customers with worldwide state-of-the-art training.”
CAE operates 10 CRJ aircraft full-flight simulators (FFSs) in eight cities of its global training network: Charlotte, Minneapolis, Phoenix, in the U.S; Copenhagen, Denmark; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Madrid, Spain; Toronto and Montréal in Canada.
In total, Bombardier has recorded firm orders for 1,814 CRJ Series aircraft. Worldwide, CRJ Series aircraft are in service with more than 60 airlines and more than 30 customers operate corporate variants of the aircraft. The aircraft are operating in over 50 countries on six continents, and on average, a CRJ aircraft takes off every 10 seconds somewhere in the world. CRJ Series aircraft have transported more than 1.4 billion passengers and have logged more than 38 million flight hours and over 32 million takeoffs and landings.
Source : Bombardier Aerospace - view original press release