CAE, April 30, 2014 - São Paulo, Brazil - CAE, a world leader in aviation training, and Líder Aviação, the largest helicopter operator in Brazil, today announced the launch of a new helicopter pilot training program in São Paulo for operators of the S-92 Sikorsky aircraft.
The purchase of the S-92 CAE-built simulator by the CAE-Líder Aviacão joint venture was announced by CAE on December 19, 2013 as a sale to an undisclosed customer.
The S-92 training program is an extension of the joint venture between CAE and Líder, and will support flight training for all of Líder's S-92 pilots. Training will also be provided to other helicopter operators, including operators serving the growing demand for transportation in the offshore oil and gas fields of Brazil.
"This new simulator-based training program is part of our continuing investment in safety," said Júnia Hermont, Líder Aviação superintendent. "Our pilots will be able to have periodic training in a mission-oriented environment, including emergency situation simulations, and training will be domestic without the need to travel abroad."
"Líder and CAE are at the forefront of helping make helicopter transport safer and more efficient. We are using the most advanced simulation technology yet developed for civil helicopters, and delivering the highest quality training programs," said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "We are excited to provide our partners with flexibility and proximity, and to further develop our joint venture with Líder in this vibrant market."
The CAE 3000 Series Level D full-flight simulator (FFS) is expected to enter training in mid-2014 and will be available to provide both initial and recurrent training for all S-92 variants at CAE's training centre near São Paulo's Congonhas downtown airport. Training programs offered will include a turnkey 'wet' solution with simulator training delivered by qualified instructors as well as advanced classroom training and brief-debrief capabilities. Alternately, operator-led 'dry' training is also available.
About Líder Aviação: Líder Aviação is an aviation company involved in helicopter operations, executive chartering, aircraft management, maintenance, aircraft sales as the exclusive Beechcraft and Bombardier dealer for Brazil, and ground handling services. It offers helicopter services for the oil and gas industry, as well as performing onshore operations and load transportation; as well as fuel pipe and transmission line checking services. The company provides jet and turboprop airplanes and helicopters for business chartering or air ambulance. It also offers aircraft maintenance services for private companies, government bodies, and civil and military agencies. In addition, the company provides aeronautical insurance products, business aviation training, and maintenance services. Lider Aviação was founded in 1958 and is present all over the country.
About CAE: CAE is a global leader in providing comprehensive training solutions based on world-leading simulation technology and integrated training services. The company employs 8,000 people at more than 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries. Our vision is to be our customers' Partner of Choice and we take a long-term approach to customer relationships. We offer our civil aviation and defence and security customers a complete range of highly innovative product, service and training centre solutions designed to help them meet their mission critical needs for safety, efficiency and readiness. We provide similar solutions to customers in healthcare and mining. CAE has the largest installed base of civil and military flight simulators, supported by a range of after-sales services, and has been serving the needs of its customers for nearly 70 years. We have the broadest training services network in the world and offer civil aviation, military and helicopter training services in 67 locations worldwide and train more than 120,000 civil and military crewmembers annually.