Embraer & CAE to boost pilot training levels with new Phenom 300 simulators

Cockpit of Embraer Phenom 300 jet.
Photo Credit: Embraer

Embraer and CAE announced today that their joint venture, Embraer-CAE Training Services (ECTS), will add training capacity with the deployment of two new Phenom 300 full-flight simulators (FFS)

The first new FFS is scheduled to enter service in Q1 2024 at CAE London Burgess Hill (UK) and the second in Q3 2024 at CAE Las Vegas (U.S.).

With the deployment of two high-tech Phenom 300 full-flight simulators, they are poised to meet the surging demand for pilot training in both Europe and the United States.

A Glimpse into the Future

The first of these state-of-the-art FFS is scheduled to enter service in the first quarter of 2024 at CAE London Burgess Hill in the United Kingdom, while the second is set to join the ranks in the third quarter of the same year at CAE Las Vegas in the United States.

This strategic move not only highlights their commitment to meeting the increasing demand but also their global presence and accessibility.

Carlos Naufel, the President and CEO of Embraer Services & Support, shared his enthusiasm, stating, “After opening a new Phenom series full-flight simulator in April, we are announcing two new ones in the USA and Europe.”

“We are working with CAE to be where our customers need us to be, providing them with our latest technological updates and best-in-class support. Embraer and CAE are long-term partners to provide the best services to the market.”

Photo Credit: Embraer

Bridging the Training Gap

One of the key implications of this expansion is the substantial increase in training capacity. The addition of these two new simulators will effectively double the Phenom 300 training capacity in Las Vegas and London.

In a time where pilot training is of utmost importance, this development is nothing short of remarkable.

Alexandre Prevost, CAE’s Division President for Business Aviation and Helicopter Training, emphasized the significance of this move, stating,

“Over the next 10 years, CAE forecasts a need for 32,000 business aviation pilots, and we are working with our partners at Embraer to ensure Phenom 300 customers have the highly qualified pilots they need to keep them flying.”

In addition to these two new simulators, ECTS currently operates a network of seven Phenom-series simulators across various strategic locations, including Las Vegas, Nevada (U.S.), Dallas, Texas (U.S.), London Burgess Hill (U.K.), and Guarulhos (Brazil).

This extensive network underscores their commitment to providing convenient access to cutting-edge training facilities across the globe.

The Phenom 300 Series: A Class Apart

The Phenom 300 series, touted as the best-selling light jet in the world for an impressive 11 years in a row, has also earned its reputation as the most-flown jet in the United States. It leads the way in terms of technology, performance, and comfort.

With over 700 units in operation, this light jet is not only a testament to its popularity but also its exceptional capabilities.

Capable of reaching Mach 0.80, it offers unmatched avionics, including the Runway Overrun Awareness and Alerting System (ROAAS), autothrottle, emergency descent mode, coupled go-around, and much more.

These advanced features empower customers to reach their destinations more efficiently and with superior comfort.

By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 4 Min Read
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