|AWIN First Jan 24 , 2011|
|Malaysia Airlines and CAE, provider of simulation and modeling technologies and integrated training, have launched a new Boeing 737-800 simulation training center for pilots in Subang, Kuala Lumpur. |
The new training center, maintained and operated by CAE, features a CAE 7000 Series Boeing 737-800 Level D full-flight simulator and a CAE Boeing 737-800 Integrated Procedures Trainer acquired from CAE in November 2009.
“The relationship also marks the more innovative, professional and international way MAS is moving forward in terms of business operations … [to] meet our high safety standards. It is a big step for us,” says CEO Tengku Azmil Zahruddin.
“MAS has been a great customer of CAE since our first sale of simulation equipment 28 years ago,” says Jeff Roberts, CAE group president-civil simulation products. “Advanced flight simulators are essential to the safe and efficient operations of airlines … Simulation-based training ensures new pilots required to meet growing demands, as well as more experienced pilots, are regularly trained and retrained in essential skills and decision-making judgment.”
A global growth trend in aviation is expected to increase the demand of pilots to about 18,000 per year. “One of the highest rates of pilot growth will come from Asia for both passenger and cargo traffic,” says Roberts.
“It is a very significant and important event for us, as this marks the beginning of new aircraft coming into our fleet,” says Azmil.