Introduction to a Groundbreaking Collaboration

On the eve of the Singapore Airshow, Embraer and CAE have marked a significant milestone in aviation training within the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The two industry giants have introduced the region’s first E-Jets E2 full flight simulator (FFS), a development announced on February 19, 2024. This initiative is part of the Embraer CAE Training Services (ECTS) joint venture, which aims to enhance the training infrastructure for pilots in the APAC region. The simulator is strategically located at the Singapore-CAE Flight Training Centre, in close proximity to Changi Airport (SIN), providing accessible and comprehensive training solutions for operators in the area.

The introduction of the E2 flight simulator is timely, aligning with the upcoming entry into service of the Embraer E190-E2 aircraft with Singapore Airlines’ subsidiary, Scoot. The airline’s pilots are among the first to benefit from this advanced training tool, preparing them for the safe and efficient operation of the new aircraft. The training program encompasses CAE’s competency-based training assessment (CBTA) courseware, interactive classroom instruction facilitated by the CAE Simfinity virtual simulator (VSIM), and immersive practical training delivered through the state-of-the-art CAE 7000XR Series FFS.

Enhancing Pilot Training with Advanced Technology

Carlos Naufel, President and CEO of Embraer Services & Support, expressed gratitude towards partners and employees for their contributions to the successful implementation of the E2 simulator and comprehensive pilot training program. He emphasized Embraer’s commitment to expanding its infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region and contributing to its aviation growth. The collaborative effort with CAE is focused on delivering high-quality training to customers and their pilots, ensuring they are well-prepared for the challenges of modern aviation.

Michel Azar-Hmouda, CAE’s Division President of Civil Aviation Training, highlighted the significance of the new simulator’s introduction in the APAC region as a “significant milestone”. He pointed out that the core of the new E2 program is technology-driven, with CAE’s VSIM, CBTA courseware, and the latest-generation FFS preparing pilots for the successful entry-into-service and safe operation of the E2 in the APAC Region. This advanced training approach not only enhances pilot skills but also promotes safety and efficiency in operations.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore certified the flight simulator in December 2023, underscoring the rigorous standards met by the training facility. Elaine Teo, Senior Vice President, Global Enterprises Division, Singapore Economic Development Board, lauded the launch of the E-Jets E2 full-flight simulator in Singapore as a valuable addition to the region’s aerospace and aviation ecosystem. It not only enhances the suite of aftermarket services available in Singapore but also signifies a noteworthy advancement in aviation training capabilities in the Asia Pacific.

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