Bombardier and CAE today announced at the National Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA 2014) that they are expanding their Authorized Training Provider (ATP) network to include the Bombardier Challenger 350 business jet. Bombardier has appointed CAE as ATP to offer flight and technical training to operators of Challenger 350 business jets.
As an ATP, CAE will offer Challenger 350 business jet operators a Bombardier-approved syllabus, allowing CAE to deliver operator-focused, state-of-the-art training concepts and techniques. CAE will train aircraft operators using its own instructors, infrastructure and simulators and will employ the latest e-learning, classroom and simulator training technologies that will meet or exceed worldwide regulatory requirements.
"We are proud to continue to grow our collaboration with Bombardier in support of the Challenger 350 program. Over the years, thanks to our great relationship, we have created seamless training programs for the majority of Bombardier's business aircraft. We look forward to expanding the ATP with the same high quality training and superior customer experience our Bombardier customers have come to expect," said Nick Leontidis, CAE, Group President, Civil Simulation and Training.
CAE offers business aviation training on more than 80 different aircraft platforms and operates over 60 full-flight simulators in a global network of seven locations, including: Amsterdam, Netherlands; São Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai, China; Dubai, UAE; London, UK; New York and Dallas, USA.
CAE's ATP agreements with Bombardier include training for Learjet 31 , Learjet 40 , Learjet 40* XR* , Learjet 45, Learjet 45* XR*, Learjet 55, Learjet 60, Learjet 60* XR*, Challenger 300, Challenger 601, Challenger 604, Challenger 605, Global Express, Global Express* XRS*, Global 5000 and Global 6000 business jets and in the future Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets.
"Providing our customers with training opportunities closer to their bases of operation is a key part of Bombardier's overall support strategy," said Leon Botteron, General Manager, Bombardier Aircraft Training. "Working hand-in-hand with CAE through its expansive network continues to benefit our growing fleet worldwide."
Challenger 350 aircraft customers will be able to count on a full range of 24/7 support around the world. In preparation for a smooth entry-into-service, Bombardier has reconfigured a flight training device and Level D full-flight simulator at its aircraft training centre in Dallas, Texas. Bombardier's aircraft training centre in Montreal, Canada will also be outfitted with a new Challenger 350 full-flight simulator by June 2015. Customer Services staff deployed throughout Bombardier's worldwide network of Service Centres, Parts Depots and Regional Support Offices will also be ready to support upcoming entry-into-service activities including spare parts deployments, as well as updated information on the Customer Information Centre (CIC) website and the SmartFix Plus online troubleshooting tool.
Source: Bombadier Aerospace
Date: Oct 22, 2014