Bombardier, CAE Ink Training Deal

 - May 13, 2014, 11:10 AM

Bombardier Aerospace announced Tuesday at the Regional Airline Association Convention in St. Louis that it has appointed CAE as its authorized training provider for its entire line of CRJ regional jets. Under the ATP agreement, which has already taken effect, CAE instructors will deliver CRJ aircraft flight training courses at eight locations around the world.

CAE operates 10 CRJ aircraft full-flight simulators (FFSs) in Charlotte, Minneapolis and Phoenix in the U.S; Copenhagen, Denmark; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Madrid, Spain; and Toronto and Montreal in Canada.

Speaking Tuesday at an RAA briefing on Bombardier’s activities in the first quarter, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft senior v-p of sales, marketing and asset management Ray Jones reported that the company sold 43 aircraft across 11 deals during the period.

Jones also confirmed that the company would offer broadband connectivity as a line-fit option on the CSeries under a deal with Panasonic. The company has installed the first Ku-band antenna on flight test vehicle 1 (FTV1). The system would allow Internet browsing, incoming and outgoing e-mail, mobile telephony and live television from either satellite or ground reception.