First Pilot Training Began In September
CAE and Embraer’s training joint venture, Embraer CAE
Training Services (ECTS) announced at NBAA last week it has
launched its first pilot and technical training programs for the
Phenom 100 aircraft at CAE’s facility in Dallas, TX. The
joint venture was established in October 2006 to provide pilot and
ground crew training to Embraer customers of the Phenom 100 and
Phenom 300 jets.
"We are delighted to see these milestone events successfully
achieved," said Simon Newitt, Embraer’s Director of Customer
Training. "These first pilot and technical training programs are
the result of months of groundwork, and ensure that our Phenom 100
customers are fully prepared, as the time approaches for the
aircraft to enter service."
To support the program, the world's first Phenom 100 full-flight
simulator (FFS), built by CAE, is located at CAE's facility in
Dallas. A second Phenom 100/300 FFS is scheduled to be deployed at
CAE's Burgess Hill training center in the UK, in the first quarter
of 2009. ECTS plans to add a third Phenom 100 FFS in the future, at
a yet-to-be-defined location in North America.
"CAE and Embraer created a best-in-class, advanced training
program for pilots and technical staff for Phenom 100 customers,"
said Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group President, Innovation and Civil
Training & Services. "Pilots and technicians will receive
operationally-oriented training for Phenom 100 jets, ensuring the
highest levels of safety."
The program's first technical training course, which is
instructor-led and computer-based, began in August, with additional
courses underway and scheduled to take place on a regular basis.
They may take place either at CAE's center in Dallas or on-site at
The first pilot training began in September, with additional
courses also underway and scheduled to take place on a regular
basis. The program includes up to 23 hours of computer-based
training, followed by 40 hours of instructor-led ground school,
involving Integrated Procedures Trainer (IPT) sessions, and
approximately 32 simulator-hours based on a two-person crew.