Bombardier Business Aircraft has added a Challenger 300 flight simulator to its training facility at Dallas, augmenting its existing Challenger 350 aircraft training program at the center.
The Challenger 300 simulator was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at Bombardier’s Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW) Airport Texas facility in May 2017.
The training centre now features 21 interactive multimedia classrooms, a flight training device, six level-D flight simulators and many part-task training devices. It can train 280 maintenance technicians and 3,000 pilots per year.
According to Andy Nureddin, Bombardier Business Aircraft vice president of customer support and training, no one knows the aircraft better than the manufacturer. They are committed to providing in-house OEM-developed courseware for technical and flight training, so their operators have access to the most up-to-date and customized technology and knowledge.
Bombardier’s training center at Montreal also has five full-flight simulators. Over 5,300 technicians and pilots were trained at Bombardier’s Dallas and Montreal training centers last year, and they logged a total of 34,400 hours of technical and flight training.
CAE is Bombardier’s authorized training provider for the Challenger series. It also provides business aviation training for Bombardier planes on 16 full-flight simulators situated across CAE’s worldwide network. This includes facilities in Morristown in New Jersey, Dubai in the UAE, Burgess Hill in the UK and Amsterdam in Holland.