CAE’s MPTC in full gear with S-92 SIM
Sept. 11, 2014, Brunei - The CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Center (MPTC) has officially started training at the new training facility located at the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB)’s Rimba Digital Junction, including with a Sikorsky S-92 simulator.
By Carey Fredericks
The official Launch of Training ceremony and celebration was attended today by Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and chairman of BEDB. Government of Brunei officials and CAE executives also attended the event, as well as customers of the CAE Brunei MPTC.
The CAE Brunei MPTC is a joint venture between CAE, based in Canada, and the Government of Brunei Darussalam through the Ministry of Finance.
The CAE Brunei MPTC has worked closely with the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) as well as other stakeholders in Brunei to ensure the successful start-up of the CAE Brunei MPTC. This project is one of the highest non-oil and gas investments secured by the BEDB with a total investment valued at more than US$100 million. Additionally, this project will create 65 local jobs and by the year-end, there are plans to have 100 positions for Bruneians.
Brunei Darussalam was chosen for the training center not just because of its economic strength, geographic location, stability, focus on safety, low tax rates and strong relationship with its ASEAN neighbours but also because the project was in line with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's vision of providing high-quality and high-tech employment opportunities for the locals in the future. The preparation of the Rimba Digital Junction and the training facility will see the CAE Brunei MPTC deliver the following training:
The CAE Brunei MPTC features training for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter in a new CAE 3000 Series S-92 simulator, which was recently certified by the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) to Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators. Brunei Shell Petroleum S-92 helicopter pilots have begun training at the CAE Brunei MPTC, and it is expected that other international S-92 customers in the region will also train at the MPTC.
In late 2015, the CAE Brunei MPTC is expected to take delivery of a CAE 3000 Series S-70i Black Hawk helicopter simulator.