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Global 6500 FFS to be jewel in crown of Middle East training
The Global 6500 is the newest member of the Global family, offering additional range, a smooth ride and a high quality cabin experience, according to the OEM. CAE will use cutting-edge technology to train pilots on it.
CAE VP of business aviation and helicopter training Alexandre Prevost, group president of civil aviation training Nick Leontidis, Bombardier VP of customer support Anthony Cox, VP of flight training at Emirates Bader Al Marzooqi, Bombardier regional VP Chris Davey and Emirates CAE Flight Training MD Nimrod Meuleman.

CAE is expanding its pilot training capacity in the Middle East. Through its authorised training provider agreement with Bombardier, the company will deploy a new Bombardier Global 6500 full-flight simulator (FFS) to the Emirates-CAE Flight Training Centre (ECFT) in Dubai.

“While travellers help fuel the recovery of the industry, as the training partner of choice, we place great importance on supporting the increasing training needs of business aviation pilots and operators across the globe,” says Nick Leontidis, CAE's group president, civil aviation training solutions. “A first outside of America, the brand new CAE Global 6500 FFS will heighten the pilot training experience in the Middle East and help strengthen business aviation pilots' skills.”

“As aviation rebuilds, we continue to provide the latest training experience in the region, and we are proud to add Bombardier's new Global 6500 aircraft in the Middle East with our training partner CAE,” adds Steve Allen, executive vice president at Emirates Group. “This addition will better serve the operators in the region with CAE's cutting edge technology.”

“We are proud to collaborate with our training partner CAE. The Bombardier Global 6500 business jet is the newest member of the Global family, offering additional range, a smooth ride and a second-to-none cabin experience, all built from the same winning DNA that sets Global business jets apart,” states Anthony Cox, vice president, customer support, Bombardier. “Just as our customers enjoy high reliability from their Global 6500 aircraft, they can continue to expect a world-class training experience, and we are happy to unite them with CAE's top-of-the-line pilot training know-how and advanced technology in the Middle East.”

The brand-new CAE Bombardier Global 6500 business jet FFS will be ready for training in 2023 at the ECFT centre in Al Garhoud, Dubai. This will be CAE's second Bombardier Global 6500 FFS as part of its current ATP agreement with Bombardier. CAE already offers Global 6500 aircraft training at CAE's Montreal training centre.

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