World’s first CAE 7000XR SIM ready to train
Beirut, Lebanon - CAE and Middle East Airlines-Air Liban inaugurated the world's first CAE 7000XR Series full-flight simulator (FFS) this week at Middle East Aviation Academy in Beirut, Lebanon.
The CAE 7000XR is the next generation of CAE’s industry leading simulators, which offer unprecedented realism and are used to train pilots in a full array of situations and environmental conditions. The Airbus A320 FFS passed the Lebanese Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) acceptance and is now ready for training. It will be qualified in early April to the highest-fidelity certification (Level D), by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). CAE also delivered to the airline a suite of CAE Simfinity training devices including one A320 Airbus Pilot Transition trainer (APT), one A330 APT and a A330/A320 CAE Simfinity Virtual Simulator (VSIM).
“We chose CAE because we want to provide our pilots and customers with the most advanced simulator and training solution on the market today,” said Mohamad El-Hout, Chairman – Director General of MEA. “Safety is our number one priority and world-class training is the main objective of our new Middle East Aviation Academy”.
The inauguration took place on St Patrick’s Day and on the anniversary of the day that CAE was founded, marking the first milestone in the MEA CAE partnership.
“It is a real pleasure to be with you here today to celebrate the inauguration of the first new simulator at MEA’s fantastic and one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, training centre,” said Marc Parent, President and CEO of CAE. “Today is a special day for CAE, as March 17, 2015 marks our 68th anniversary. I can’t think of a better place and better day to share it with our friends here at MEA. I believe our partnership for the future has just begun. The simulator we launch today is the highest generation simulator in the world, installed by CAE for the first time. We invented the standards that are out there today and I can say without any exaggeration that MEA Academy is now equipped with the leading standard.”