Bombardier has expanded its Challenger 300 training capacity in Dallas, Texas, complementing the existing Challenger 350 aircraft training program. The new Challenger 300 simulator was certified at Bombardier’s Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW) Airport facility by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and is now ready for training.
Bombardier’s Dallas Training Center can train up to 3,000 pilots and 280 maintenance technicians each year, and has six full-flight simulators, one flight training device, and 21 multimedia interactive classrooms.
Andy Nureddin, vice president of customer support and training at Bombardier Business Aircraft, said, “As the aircraft manufacturer, no one knows the aircraft better. Bombardier is committed to offering in-house OEM developed courseware for flight and technical training, so our operators have the most up-to-date, tailored knowledge and technology at their fingertips.
“We not only design, build and maintain the aircraft, we fly them too, so operators who train with us benefit from our real-world expertise by learning from one of 140 world-class instructors who fly or maintain the aircraft themselves.”
Bombardier Business Aircraft operates a total of 11 aircraft simulators, with six in Dallas and five in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
As Bombardier’s Authorized Training Provider (ATP) for Challenger Series, CAE also delivers business aviation training for Bombardier aircraft on 16 full-flight simulators located across CAE’s global network, including centers in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Burgess Hill, UK; Dallas, Texas; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Morristown, New Jersey.