airBaltic orders an Airbus A220 full-flight simulator from CAE

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw March 12, 2019 15:15

airBaltic orders an Airbus A220 full-flight simulator from CAE

Latvian airline airBaltic has ordered an Airbus A220 Level D full flight simulator from global aviation training leader CAE. The new CAE 7000XR Series simulator is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2019.

Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “Introducing a single fleet type of up to 80 Airbus A220-300 aircraft also means that as an airline we will have to train hundreds of our existing and future pilots. A state-of-the-art full-flight simulator located right next to our headquarters will provide much desired training simplicity and cost reductions.”

“The new simulator will add to the uniqueness of airBaltic Training. There are only two Airbus A220 simulators in Europe. This will be the newest such simulator in the world,” Gauss added.

“airBaltic is one of the most forward-thinking airlines in Europe, and we are happy to be supporting the airline’s impressive growth with our best-in-class training solutions,’’ said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions.

The simulator will be based at the airBaltic Training facilities in Riga International Airport and it is the first new full flight simulator ever purchased by a Latvian company. The business plan for its purchase and utilisation has been approved by the airBaltic Supervisory board.

airBaltic has ordered a fully equipped simulator that will include a 60” Stroke Electric Motion System as well as the most modern visual system, consisting of four million-megapixel LED Projector systems and dual head-up displays. The CAE7000XR Series FFS, equipped with the CAE Tropos™ 6000XR visual system for unprecedented realism, will serve the growing pilot training needs of airBaltic Training.

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw March 12, 2019 15:15