Helicopters Magazine

CAE’s Mexico training facility open for business

January 4, 2012  By Carey Fredericks

Jan. 4, 2012, Montreal - CAE today announced that Mexico's first business jet and civil helicopter training centre is open and ready for pilot training.

New full-flight simulators (FFS) for the Bombardier Learjet 40/45 aircraft and the Bell 412 helicopter were recently qualified to Level D-equivalent standards by Mexico's Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC).

The new CAE training centre is located at Mexico's leading business aviation airport, Aeropuerto Internacional de Toluca, Lic. Adolfo Lopez Mateos, in Toluca, Mexico, easily accessible from Mexico City.

"CAE continues to expand its presence in emerging business aviation and civil helicopter training markets around the world," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "We are pleased to bring CAE's world-class, customized instruction to the Latin America region so operators of the Learjet 40, Learjet 45 and Bell 412 can receive the highest-quality training, conveniently close to their base of operations."

CAE is Bombardier's Authorized Training Provider for the Learjet 40/40XR and Learjet 45/45XR aircraft. The CAE Bell 412 training program is licensed by Bell Helicopter for the Mexico training centre and other locations.


The Mexico facility is the seventh location in the CAE business aviation training network. Other current locations are Dallas, Texas, USA; Morristown, New Jersey, USA (near New York City); Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Burgess Hill, UK (near London); Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Dubai, UAE. Additional business aviation training locations have been announced, including Sao Paulo, Brazil (Embraer Phenom training), Melbourne, Australia (King Air 350 ProLine 21 training), and a location to be disclosed in Asia.

Toluca is CAE's ninth training facility for civil helicopter training. Other current locations include Bengaluru, India; Dubai; Sesto Calende, Italy; Stavanger, Norway; Aberdeen, Scotland, UK; Vancouver, Canada; Morristown and Phoenix. In 2012, helicopter training capabilities will be added in Sao Paulo and Zhuhai, China, as previously announced.


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