CAE has announced at EBACE that its promised Central European business aircraft training center will be located in Vienna. Construction of the 8,000-sq-m (86,000-sq-ft) facility is well under way, and operations are scheduled to begin in the second half of next year. Vienna offers an attractive location that complements CAE's existing centers, making training for Europe-based pilots more accessible.
“Vienna is the ideal location for CAE’s new business aviation training center,” said Nick Leontidis, group president of civil aviation at CAE (Booth P98). “The 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 training environment.”
Initially, CAE Vienna will operate six full-flight simulators (FFS). One will be the first FFS for the Bombardier Global 7500 to be located in Europe, and the fifth to become operational globally. A second FFS will be a Global 6000 Vision system, but which aircraft types the other four sims will support has not yet been disclosed. The facility itself has growth potential to enlarge to house up to nine FFSs.
The Vienna center will begin as an EASA-certified facility, but FAA-accredited training is likely to be included subsequently.