CAE and Aviation Performance Solutions now offering Upset Prevention and Recovery Training in Europe
Geneva, Switzerland, May 21, 2013 – (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) – CAE, a world leader in aviation training, and Aviation Performance Solutions (APS), a world leader in loss of control in-flight mitigation training, today announced at the European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) an extension of their partnership to provide Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) for business aircraft pilots in Europe.
The in-aircraft portion of the training will take place at the Seppe Airport in Bosschenhoofd, Netherlands and the in-simulator portion will take place at the CAE Amsterdam training centre. Upset Prevention and Recovery Training is already available at CAE training centres in Phoenix and Dallas, USA.
“CAE customers in Europe will be able to coordinate UPRT events along with initial and recurrent training programs close to home and in one visit,” says Rob Lewis, CAE’s Vice President and General Manager, Business Aviation, Helicopter and Maintenance Training. “UPRT training provides life-saving techniques and we are very pleased to be able to offer this valuable service in Europe.”
The UPRT program is designed to help pilots reduce the threat of Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) situations. LOC-I is defined as flight that occurs outside of the normal flight envelope with an inability of the pilot to control the aircraft and is the number one cause of fatalities in commercial and general aviation.
The e-Learning academic program is based on the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid (AURTA), Revision 2. The program uses proven e-learning web-based academics, in-aircraft practical skill development and full-flight simulator exercises and scenarios.
About Aviation Performance Solutions (APS)
Aviation Performance Solutions is headquartered at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Mesa, USA) with additional locations at the Arlington Municipal Airport (Texas, USA) and the Seppe Airport (Bosschehoofd, Netherlands). APS has trained thousands of pilots in fully comprehensive upset recovery skill development, more than any other training organization. For over 15 years, APS has been committed to giving professional pilots and private pilots of all skill levels the highest quality upset prevention and recovery training available. APS offers comprehensive loss of control in-flight solutions via industry-leading web-based, on-aircraft, and full-flight simulator upset training programs. APS is the only Part 141 Flight School currently certified in the delivery of complete upset recovery, stall / spin and instrument recovery training courses worldwide. APS upset recovery training courses are each in compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid – Revision 2 and the recently released FAA Aviation Circular 120-109 on Stall and Stick Pusher Training. www.apstraining.com
CAE is a global leader in modeling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence. The company employs approximately 8,000 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in approximately 30 countries. CAE offers civil aviation, military, and helicopter training services in more than 45 locations worldwide and trains approximately 100,000 crewmembers yearly. In addition, the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy offers training to aspiring pilot cadets in 11 CAE-operated flight schools. CAE’s business is diversified, ranging from the sale of simulation products to providing comprehensive services such as training and aviation services, integrated enterprise solutions, in-service support and crew sourcing. The company applies simulation expertise and operational experience to help customers enhance safety, improve efficiency, maintain readiness and solve challenging problems. CAE is leveraging its simulation capabilities in new markets such as healthcare and mining. www.cae.com
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