CAE SimuFlite Northeast Announces Expansion
The CAE SimuFlite Northeast Training Center, located near the Morristown Airport in New Jersey, last week opened its doors as the company's newest business aviation training center, while CAE simultaneously announced plans to expand that center from six to 12 simulator bays to meet demand. The company is aligning itself for profitable positioning with regard to an expected increase in business jet deliveries of approximately 40 percent over the next few years. The current six-bay center will serve entitlement training for the Dassault Falcon 7X, Falcon 900EX EASy, Falcon 2000EX EASy, Gulfstream IV and Sikorsky S-76. Expansion will include a "fully-convertible Gulfstream 450/550 full-flight simulator." The company's 7X simulator is the first ever created for the 19 passenger (max) fly-by-wire business trijet. Of the 24 civil training centers currently operated by CAE, four are dedicated to business av iation training. Its newest business-specific facilities are at Morristown, N.J., and Burgess Hill, UK. The company's flagship SimuFlite facility is located in Dallas and stands as "the world's largest business aviation training facility," according to CAE, offering 36 simulators.