Bombardier, CAE establish new joint training centre in Amsterdam
Will provide maintenance and pilot instruction for business jets in Europe.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — Bombardier and flight training and simulator company CAE Inc. are establishing a Bombardier-dedicated business aircraft training facility for Europeans in Amsterdam that will open in 2014.
The Montreal-based aerospace manufacturer is also expanding its training agreement with CAE by appointing it as authorized provider for pilot and maintenance training for all Bombardier business jets in Europe, and world-wide training provider for Global 5000, 6000, 7000 and 8000 business jets.
The Amsterdam facility 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 based on demand.
Bombardier currently provides training for Global aircraft operators in Montreal, where it also provides training for Challenger 605, Global Express and Global Express XRS business jets.
The Amsterdam site will complement CAE’s training facility in London. An existing training centre in the Dutch capital provides training on Challenger 300 and Challenger 604 business jets.
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