Pilot training simulator receives multiple certifications in Middle East and Asia


DUBAI, UAE – The Emirates-CAE Flight Training center based in Garhoud, Dubai, today announced that its dual configuration full-flight simulator for Bombardier Challenger 604 and Challenger 605 business jets, the only one of its kind worldwide, has received certification from the United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority (UAE GCAA), the General Authority of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia (GACA), the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA), as well as the Hong Kong Aviation Civil Aviation Department (HK CAD), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

“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.