CAE Expands Training Center Network to Austria

The addition places a Bombardier Global 7500 full flight simulator in central Europe.

Montreal-based training company CAE has expanded into central Europe with the planned operation in Vienna. [Courtesy: CAE]

At the European Business Aviation Conference and Expo, in Geneva, CAE announced it has expanded its business aviation training center network to Vienna. The addition places a Bombardier Global 7500 full flight simulator in central Europe—the first to be deployed on the continent.

"Vienna is the ideal location for CAE's new business aviation training center in central Europe,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE's group president, civil aviation. “This new center will be a game-changer for business aviation training in the region, offering programs on the region's most sought-after aircraft platforms in an immersive learning environment. CAE Vienna is another example of the significant investments we are making to bring business aviation training closer to where our customers operate their aircraft."

In addition to the Global 7500 and Global 6000 full flight simulators, four other FFSs will be installed, their types yet to be determined. The 8,000-square-foot center will have the ability to flex up to accommodate nine FFSs total in the space.

The center is planned to open in the second half of 2024.

Other expansion plans were completed in 2022, with CAE Singapore launched in November with a Gulfstream G650 FFS. And in April, CAE opened its first center on the West Coast of the U.S.  in Las Vegas. Others set to open in 2023 include Lake Nona, Florida, and Savannah, Georgia.

The training and simulation company joins others in the industry in sharing its plan to reach net-zero emissions and sustainable aviation goals. Read CAE’s FY22 Annual Activity and Corporate Social Responsibility Report here.

Based in Maryland, Julie is an editor, aviation educator, and author. She holds an airline transport pilot certificate with Douglas DC-3 and CE510 (Citation Mustang) type ratings. She's a CFI/CFII since 1993, specializing in advanced aircraft and flight instructor development. Follow Julie on Twitter @julieinthesky.

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