CAE and Mitsubishi are forming a 50/50 joint venture to establish and operate a training centre in Japan for the new Mitsubishi Regional Jet.
The Montreal-based manufacturer of aerospace flight simulation technology and training services announced an agreement last year with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation to develop and deliver a training system for the MRJ, including a 10-year exclusive training provider program.
The training centre is to be ready in 2013. CAE will also deploy an MRJ simulator in a US training centre in 2013 that will be supported by Mitsuibishi. The companies say additional simulators will be deployed based on market requirements.
CAE is developing two CAE 7000 Series MRJ Level D full-flight simulators (FFS) and CAE Simfinity integrated procedures trainers. The company will also provide training for pilots, maintenance technicians, cabin crew, dispatchers and ground support personnel.
The 70 to 90-seat jet, powered by a PW1000G engine by Pratt & Whitney that Mitsubishi says significantly cuts fuel consumption, noise and emissions, is launch in 2014 with All Nippon Airways (ANA).