The CAE-Cebu Pacific joint venture, Philippine Academy for Aviation Training (PAAT), recently announced the expansion of its training capacity with the acquisition of a new Airbus A320NEO full-flight simulator. The CAE7000XR Series FFS, equipped with the CAE Tropos™ 6000XR visual system for unprecedented realism, will serve the growing pilot training needs of Cebu Pacific as well as other operators in the region. The new simulator will be deployed at the CAE Clark – PAAT training centre, near Manila, in the first half of 2019.
“Our goal is to bring best-in-class training standards for our pilots and establish a leadership role for continuous learning and development for aviation professionals in the Philippines through PAAT, our joint venture with CAE. As Cebu Pacific continues to expand, so will our corps of pilots. We are delighted to bring in a brand-new additional simulator to raise the bar for comprehensive, innovative training solutions for the Philippine and regional markets,” said Captain Sam Avila, Vice President for Flight Operations, Cebu Pacific.
“Deploying a new Airbus A320NEO FFS with our long-standing partner Cebu Pacific strengthens our offering in the region, and particularly in the Philippines, as the airline continues to grow,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. “CAE is committed to delivering comprehensive training solutions to our airline partners around the world to support their ever-growing needs for training.”
Cebu Pacific and CAE inaugurated the PAAT joint venture in 2012. The training centre, located in Clark, Philippines, offers Airbus A320 pilot training to Cebu Pacific Air and other operators in the region. With this deployment, CAE Clark – PAAT will now have a total of three Airbus A320 simulators.
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