Airbus, Boeing Aircraft Training To Start In Prague
CAE announced Thursday it is initiating commercial pilot
training operations for the Airbus A320, Boeing 737NG and Boeing
737 Classic aircraft types at Prague-Ruzyne Airport in the Czech
Republic. CAE will relocate a B737NG full-flight simulator (FFS) to
the Czech Airlines (CSA) training center. CAE will also offer wet
and dry third-party training on two FFSs owned by Czech Airlines -
a CAE-built Boeing 737 Classic FFS and an A320 simulator.
"CAE continues to extend its leadership in emerging
international and regional airline markets through flexible
partnerships and network expansion so customers can have in-region
access to advanced training solutions," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's
Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services.
"We are pleased to be adding the strategically located city of
Prague to our presence in Eastern Europe to complement training
offered in Russia and Lithuania."
The Czech Airlines Training Center provides training for Czech
Airlines (CSA) crews and crews of other airlines from the Czech
Republic and abroad. All training is carried out by highly
experienced instructors according to EU OPS and JAR-FCL1
regulations as well as training plans approved by the Czech Civil
"Czech Airlines training center has an excellent worldwide
reputation, of which we are proud. Cooperation between the two
companies, Czech Airlines and CAE, has always been very good and
therefore we welcome this opportunity to further enhance our joint
activities," said Marek Tybl, vice president of flight operations
of Czech Airlines.
CAE has signed an agreement for Boeing 737NG training in Prague
with Travel Service, a leader in the charter flight market in the
Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary and operating low-cost
scheduled flights under the brand Smart Wings. "CAE is the world
leader in commercial aviation training, and we are excited at the
opportunity to train with the best right next to our base of
operations," said Michal Tomis, Managing Director, Travel Service,
a.s. "Our passengers trust us to provide well-qualified staff and
the highest standards of safety, and we trust CAE to help us train
our pilots to those standards."
Prague will be the 27th location in CAE's global network of
commercial aviation, business aircraft and civil helicopter
training centers, operating more than 160 full-flight simulators
across the network.
Other CAE commercial aircraft training centers in Europe include
Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Brussels, Belgium; Burgess Hill, UK
(near London); Madrid, Spain; Moscow, Russia; and Rome, Italy.
Aircraft programs at these centers include Airbus A300, the A320
family, A330 and A340; ATR 42 and 72; BAES RJ85; Boeing 737
Classic, 737NG, 747, 757, 767 and 777; Bombardier CRJ 200, 700,
900, 1000 and Dash 8; Dornier 328TP; Embraer E170 and E190; and
McDonnell Douglas MD87 and MD88. Also, Baltic Aviation Academy
recently announced it is joining forces with CAE, leasing a
CAE-built A320 FFS and relocating it to Vilnius, Lithuania.