19 Oktober 2015
The CAE Brunei MPTC will provide EASA-approved training (photo : Shephard)
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has formally certified the CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC) as an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), it was announced on 13 October.
CAE Brunei MPTC is a joint venture of CAE and the Ministry of Finance of Brunei Darussalam.
The CAE Brunei MPTC will provide EASA-approved training, including instructor-led ‘wet’ initial and recurrent training, for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter from 2016.
The S-92 wet training solution includes academic classroom training and S-92 simulator training on a CAE 3000 Series S-92 full-flight simulator (FFS). Operator-led ‘dry’ training on the S-92 FFS is also offered.
The centre will take delivery of a CAE 3000 Series S-70i Black Hawk helicopter simulator in 2016 and start a comprehensive training programme for the Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk. It will also offer a comprehensive training programme for the Pilatus PC-7 training aircraft.
Kevin Speed, general manager, CAE Brunei MPTC, said: ‘Being able to offer customers the ability to bring their own instructors for dry lease training, or have our own qualified instructors deliver S-92 training, means we can offer our offshore oil and gas customers very flexible training options. We are very pleased EASA has certified our S-92 training, which offers further evidence that we have established a truly world-class training centre in Brunei.’
Using simulation-based training, the CAE Brunei MPTC will also offer emergency and crisis management training programmes that will help customers improve coordination, response and operational decision-making during a range of emergency scenarios.