Training services provider and simulator manufacturer CAE is putting the spotlight on its Latin American business aviation and helicopter training footprint at LABACE 2019. Fittingly, the company’s South American training center (CAE São Paulo) is located in the host city for the continent’s largest annual business aviation gathering, close to Guarulhos International Airport.
“We are committed to continually elevating the customer experience and makinf training more convenient for our clients,” said CAE’s Civil Aviation Training Solutions group president Nick Leontidis as he readied for the show in Brazil.
Leontidis cited the company’s recent initiative to bring training “directly to our customers’ locations” by transporting the CAE Simfinity suite of training programs from its Dallas and New Jersey training centers to clients for on-location training. “We launched this offering in Central and South America in fall 2018 with the Falcon 7X training program at CAE São Paulo, as well as Learjet 60 and various Gulfstream programs at CAE Mexico,” Leontidis said. “We plan to continue deploying additional programs throughout the year.”
With its acquisition last year of Bombardier’s Business Aircraft Training division, CAE São Paulo now also offers training on all Bombardier products including the Learjet 70/75, Challenger 350, Challenger 650, Global Vision (Global 5000/6000), and Global 7500.
The Canadian training specialist also hosts at the center a Phenom 100/300 training program in partnership with Embraer, and a helicopter training program joint venture with Brazil’s Lider. The latter features a Sikorsky S-92 and a Sikorsky S-76C++ simulator.
The company also recently added a Bombardier Challenger 604, King Air 350 Fusion, and Embraer Legacy programs to its training network for customers throughout the Americas.
With more than 50 facilities and flight academies, CAE provides business aviation training at some ten locations globally including Dallas, Texas, and Montreal, Canada, in North America; Amsterdam and London in Europe; Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the Middle East; and Shanghai in Asia; as well as in Latin America.