Gulf Air takes two more sims
CAE has sold two more full-flight simulators and a support package to Bahrain's government investment house Mumtalakat, the owner of flag carrier Gulf Air.
The contract is for a CAE 7000 Series Airbus A330/A340 convertible FFS and an additional CAE 5000 Series A320 FFS. All full-flight simulators for Mumtalakat will feature the CAE TroposT-6000 visual system. In addition, CAE will provide a suite of support services over the next 10 years.
Last month, CAE had announced the sale of a CAE 5000 Series A320 FFS and CAE Simfinity(TM) Airbus Pilot Transition (APT) trainers for the A320, A330 and A340 aircraft to an undisclosed customer. CAE has now identified this customer as Mumtalakat.
Talal Al Zain, chief executive of Mumtalakat and chairman of Gulf Air, says: "I am pleased to announce the purchase of the new simulators which will enable Gulf Air to offer its flight crews and those from across the Middle East access to the most advanced simulator training equipment. Our investment will help to meet the growing regional demand for pilot and crew training. Today's announcement further enhances Bahrain's already established reputation as a centre of excellence for pilot training and will help to create job opportunities and financial growth in Bahrain."