Embraer Joins With CAE For Pilot Training

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Comprehensive pilot and ground crew training for customers of the eight-person Phenom 100 very light and nine-person Phenom 300 light jets will soon be available following formalization of a joint venture agreement between Embraer and CAE. Embraer CAE Training Services LLC will provide initial and recurrent training for pilots and maintenance crew with a program launch set to begin at CAE SimuFlite in Dallas, Texas, in the third quarter next year. CAE's U.K.-based Burgess Hill training center will add the program beginning in 2009. Each facility will be equipped with a full-flight Phenom simulator that CAE has agreed to manufacture. The $2.98 million Phenom 100 and $6.65 million Phenom 300 will cruise at 41,000 and 45,000 feet respectively, with the first 300 expected to enter service in mid-2009. CAE has provided integrated training solutions for Embraer aircraft for almost ten years.