GAA replaces CAE flight simulator order
Manama, January 25, 2010
CAE, a leader in providing simulation and modelling technologies for aviation industry, said it has signed a contract amendment with Bahrain-based Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) for a CAE 7000 Series Embraer 170/190 full-flight simulator.
GAA, fully owned by Mumtalakat, the investment arm of Bahrain, was officially launched at the inaugural Bahrain International Air Show held recently.
The contract amendment covers GAA decision to switch an A330/340 convertible simulator ordered from CAE in June 2009 to an Embraer 170/190 FFS.
Ahmed Al Rayes, member of the GAA board, and Jeff Roberts, CAE’s group president, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services signed the contract amendment on the sidelines of the airshow.
“I am pleased to announce the acquisition of an Embraer 170/190 simulator for the Gulf Aviation Academy’s new training centre in Bahrain,” said Al Rayes.
“We aim to provide top quality, end-to-end aviation training solutions to commercial airlines in the Mena region, and will continue to make investments that meet the growing regional demand for pilot training as well as create job opportunities and financial growth in Bahrain,” he added.
The CAE 7000 Series Embraer 170/190 FFS will be delivered later this year to the Academy’s new training centre, which currently includes a CAE 5000 Series A320 FFS with another CAE 5000 Series A320 FFS to be delivered soon.
The Embraer 170/190 simulator, which will be only the second of its type in the region, will feature the CAE Tropos-6000 visual system and CAE True electric motion system.
“We are excited to begin a long-term relationship with Gulf Aviation Academy,” said Roberts.
“In the civil aviation market, only CAE offers a diversified portfolio of products, services and capabilities that allow us to tailor a range of aviation training solutions to our customers’ requirements,” he added-TradeArabia News Service