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Embraer and CAE to double Phenom 300 training capacity
Nov30

Embraer and CAE to double Phenom 300 training capacity

Planemaker Embraer and training provider CAE have announced an expansion to their joint venture (JV), Embraer-CAE Training Services (ECTS), with the deployment of two new Phenom 300 full-flight simulators (FFS) to meet the growing demand for pilot training in Europe and the US. The first new FFS is scheduled to enter service in Q1 2024 at CAE London Burgess Hill and the second in Q3 2024 at CAE Las Vegas. “After opening a new Phenom...

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VRpilot adds C172 to its  ‘virtual’ training fleet
Oct19

VRpilot adds C172 to its ‘virtual’ training fleet

Danish company VRpilot has announced that its VRflow training platform – an interactive cockpit procedure trainer built on Virtual Reality (VR) – is now available for the iconic Cessna 172 in two variants, the classic ‘N’ model and the modern ‘S’ model featuring G1000 avionics. With the advent of consumer priced VR hardware, such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and others, the use of VR training platforms is fast becoming a popular...

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BAA Training Unveils €30 Million Pilot Training Centre
Sep29

BAA Training Unveils €30 Million Pilot Training Centre

BAA Training held the opening ceremony of its brand-new pilot training facility in France, located close to Paris-Orly Airport.  This expansion project is part of a collaboration with Transavia France and required a 30 million EUR investment. The training centre, will offer both wet and dry lease flight simulator services, and projected to train at least 2000 pilots annually on average. “Today marks a milestone in the BAA Training...

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From the Flightdeck – James McBride
Jul10

From the Flightdeck – James McBride

Stable Approach From my position, sitting behind the two pilots making their approach to land, I could see that things were not going well. The B737 was well above the glideslope, not yet configured for the final descent and with way too much energy. The airspeed was eye-wateringly high and they were only just inside the limit speeds to deploy the flaps. Needless to say, as their instructor I was more than a little curious about how...

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Simtech Aviation acquires ATR 72-600 simulator
Jul08

Simtech Aviation acquires ATR 72-600 simulator

Dublin based Simtech Aviation has acquired a new ATR 72-600 simulator, to be operational from September. The Irish Approved Training Organisation (ATO) currently operates five simulators at its Dublin Airport Logistics Park facility, including a full-motion CAE Level D Airbus A320, a fixed-base Boeing 737-800, full-motion Avro RJ-85 and generic ‘XJ’ simulator The new ATR 72-600 simulator, manufactured by Axis Simulation, has been...

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