Bombardier and CAE to Establish 2nd Business Aircraft Training Facility in Amsterdam

Bombardier and CAE continued to expand their customer services offering for the growing number of Bombardier business jet operators in Europe, announcing today that they will establish a new Bombardier-dedicated training center in Amsterdam, scheduled to open in 2014. Bombardier has also appointed CAE as the Authorized Training Provider (ATP) for business jet pilot and maintenance training in Europe, and named CAE as the worldwide Authorized Training Provider for Global 5000, Global 6000, Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets.

The Bombardier-dedicated facility in Amsterdam will begin by offering pilot and maintenance training on Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft equipped with the Bombardier Vision Flight Deck, and then expand progressively based on demand. Bombardier currently provides pilot and maintenance training for Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft operators at its Montréal training centre, where it also provides training for Challenger 605, Global Express and Global Express XRS business jets.

The site will complement CAE’s ATP location in London (Burgess Hill), U.K., which offers training for the Learjet 40, Learjet 45, Global Express and Global Express XRS aircraft, and in Amsterdam, which offers training on the Challenger 300 and Challenger 604 business jets.

When fully equipped, the facility will offer Level D Full-Flight Simulators and an integrated suite of flight training devices and advanced classroom settings to provide both pilot and maintenance training for multiple Bombardier business aircraft platforms.

“Through our ATP agreement with CAE, we are continuing to make more training programs available in more locations and providing our customers worldwide with OEM-backed training closer to their base of operation,” said Éric Martel, President, Bombardier Customer Services & Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft. “Pilot and maintenance training are an important part of a world-class service and support offering, and another example of how we put our customers first at Bombardier.”

“Bombardier and CAE collaborate worldwide on training for all in-production Bombardier business aircraft and the majority of out-of-production Bombardier business aircraft, ensuring that operators have easy access to world-class instruction and simulation, as well as superior check-in to check-ride service,” said Jeff Roberts, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. “Our long-term ATP agreement enables us to collaborate closely to offer flexible solutions that address the unique needs of each operator.”

Bombardier is uniquely positioned to provide OEM-backed training for pilots and technicians of Bombardier business jets, and Bombardier’s state-of-the-art training programs and methods are widely recognized for their excellence. All ATP training programs use Bombardier’s OEM courseware, which incorporates the latest simulation-based training methodologies.

About CAE
CAE is a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence. The company employs approximately 8,000 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in approximately 30 countries. CAE offers civil aviation, military, and helicopter training services in more than 45 locations worldwide and trains approximately 100,000 crewmembers yearly. In addition, the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy offers training to aspiring pilot cadets in 11 CAE-operated flight schools. CAE’s business is diversified, ranging from the sale of simulation products to providing comprehensive services such as training and aviation services, integrated enterprise solutions, in-service support and crew sourcing. The company applies simulation expertise and operational experience to help customers enhance safety, improve efficiency, maintain readiness and solve challenging problems. CAE is leveraging its simulation capabilities in new markets such as healthcare and mining. www.cae.com.

About Bombardier
Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, we posted revenues of $18.3 billion USD. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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