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CAE announced on March 4 that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has qualified the first CAE 7000XR Series Airbus A330 full-flight simulator (FFS) for extended envelope and adverse weather training. The qualification was obtained in October 2018 and CAE has already completed similar qualifications for Airbus A320 and Boeing 737NG, 777 and 787 platforms, in compliance with FAA regulations.
“We are committed to providing best-in-class full-flight simulators to our customers, and these qualifications will enable us to better prepare pilots for real-life situations,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s group president, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. “Among other manoeuvres, flight crews can now train for full stalls, upset prevention and recovery training on the CAE 7000 XR Series Airbus A330 as well as other Airbus and Boeing aircraft types. We will continue to work closely with regulatory authorities and original equipment manufacturers to complete theses qualifications on simulators of all commercial aircraft types.”
With these latest qualifications, flight crews can train for full stalls, upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT), icing conditions, gusting crosswind landings and bounced landing on CAE’s 7000XR Series Airbus A330 full-flight simulator based on Airbus modelling and flight test data.
According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Loss of control In-Flight (LOC-I) is the number one cause of fatalities in commercial operations over the past decade. The Extended Envelope and Adverse Weather Training will become a mandatory training requirement by the FAA this month. CAE expects to obtain qualifications for the Airbus A350 and Boeing 737MAX in the first half of 2019.