Training For Bombardier Global Express XRS Begins This
CAE announced Wednesday at the Dubai Airshow that it has entered
into a long-term agreement with Qatar Executive, Qatar Airways'
corporate jet subsidiary, for pilot training services on the
Bombardier Global Express XRS (GEX) and the Bombardier Challenger
605. The training will be conducted at Emirates-CAE Flight Training
(ECFT) in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.
As the anchor customer, Qatar Executive will be the first to
train its pilots on the new Challenger 605 full-flight simulator
(FFS) when it is qualified by regulators in early 2012. (CAE 7000
Seires FFS pictured.) Training on the Bombardier Global
Express XRS (GEX) will begin this month. Training will include
initial and recurrent courses for both aircraft as well as a range
of CAE e-Learning general operating subjects.
"Private aircraft operated in the Arab world are set to triple
over the next 10 years so there will be a growing need for training
and maintenance support as this sector flourishes," said Akbar Al
Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways.
"To meet this growing demand, it is essential for us to acquire
the best possible quality training for our crew, and to ensure the
continuity of Qatar Executive's success and its growth in the
region and across the world we have selected CAE both for their
global leadership in training and the convenient access to advanced
technology and world-class facilities," he added.
"Qatar Executive is known for providing a 5-star experience for
their clients, and at ECFT we consistently deliver a 5-star
training experience for pilots and maintenance technicians," said
Jeff Roberts, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products,
Training and Services. "We are very pleased for the opportunity to
help them achieve their goal of maintaining the highest standards
of aviation safety through continuous training of flight
In the two years since its inception, Qatar Executive says it
has rapidly evolved into a world-class corporate aviation company
backed by the global expertise and track record of 5-star ranked
carrier, Qatar Airways.
Emirates-CAE Flight Training is jointly operated by the Emirates
Group and CAE and is located close to Dubai International