The Royal Brunei Air Force is using a CAE-built PC-7 flight training device to improve pilot selection and screening.
The device is installed at the CAE Brunei’s Multi-Purpose Training Centre,. CAE Brunei , a joint venture of CAE and the Ministry of Finance of Brunei Darussalam, announced Friday.
The Royal Brunei Air Force expects the use of the PC-7 simulator will yield a better screening result, accelerate the pilot selection process, and produce a higher rate of passing of potential cadet pilots.
"Producing a military pilot is a long and expensive process, and previously the Royal Brunei Air Force conducted its screening process abroad and experienced a low passing rate," said Kevin Speed General Manager, CAE Brunei MPTC.
"With the CAE Brunei MPTC located here in Brunei, we can offer the Royal Brunei Air Force tremendous flexibility in tailoring their training programs, such as we have done for pilot selection and screening." General Manager added.
The Royal Brunei Air Force has a defined and rigorous process for becoming a pilot, and this process starts with the screening to determine if the person has the capability and aptitude to become a military pilot.
The Royal Brunei Air Force will now use the PC-7 FTD with all young officers who pass their officer's course and desire to become a pilot.
By using the PC-7 FTD as part of the overall screening process, the Royal Brunei Air Force expects to identify cadet pilots who should continue with pilot training much quicker.
The first class of potential cadet pilots recently completed the two-week pilot selection course using the PC-7 FTD at the MPTC. "The PC-7 training program offered at the CAE Brunei MPTC is truly world-class, encompassing both academic classroom training as well as synthetic training on the PC-7 simulator," said Speed.
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has cleared Bruneis request to purchase one C-130J and six Rolls-Royce AE2100D3 engines Tuesday. The $343 million contract includes one C-130J and six Rolls-Royce AE2100D3 engines – four installed and two spares along with equipment, spare parts and training and logistical support
CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC) has launched a new training facility in Rimba, Brunei Darussalam, the company said in a statement. The training centre is a joint venture between CAE, based in Canada, and the Government of Brunei Darussalam through the Ministry of Finance
The Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) took delivery of first four S-70i Black Hawk helicopters at the Brunei Darussalam International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BRIDEX) yesterday. Samir B Mehta, president of Sikorsky Military Systems, was quoted as saying by The Brunei Times that the first batch of S-70i Black Hawk helicopters were delivered ahead of schedule, owing to their collaborative working relationship with the Ministry of Defence (MinDef)
CAE has teamed up with the Government of Brunei to establish a comprehensive Emergency Management and Crisis Management Centre of Excellence to support Brunei and ASEAN disaster preparedness at BRIDEX 2013. The CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre'S (MPTC) Emergency Management and Crisis Management Centre of Excellence will support the Brunei Ministry of Home Affairs and Brunei National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) in training and preparing for various forms of local and regional emergencies and disasters
The Government of Brunei Darussalam, the Brunei Economic Development Board ('BEDB') and CAE today held a ceremony to officially celebrate the construction of the new CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC) in Rimba. The CAE Brunei MPTC is a joint venture between CAE and the Ministry of Finance of Brunei Darussalam
Defense major CAE announced today it has signed a shareholders agreement with the Ministry of Finance of Brunei Darussalam (MOFB) to set up a joint venture company, owned 60 percent by CAE and 40 percent by the Brunei Ministry of Finance, will be established to develop and operate the CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC) in Brunei Darussalam. The CAE Brunei MPTC also announced it has signed long-term training services contracts valued at approximately C$170 million for CAE
CAE and Eurofighter Simulation Systems (ESS) have renewed collaboration agreement related to the provision of visual systems on the Eurofighter Typhoon Aircrew Synthetic Training Aids (ASTA) program. Under the Eurofighter ASTA program, ESS serves as the prime contractor and design authority for the comprehensive suite of Eurofighter training systems operated by the four Eurofighter partner nations (United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, and Italy) as well as Austria
CAE has won multiple defense contracts that include MH-60R maintenance and rear-crew trainers for Royal Australian Navy, two UH-72A Lakota FTDs for US Army, two full-mission simulators for undisclosed customer in the Europe/Middle East/Africa region. CAE today announced that the defense contracts are valued at more than C$150 million (US $117 million) to provide simulation products as well as training services for global military customers
CAE will develop four P-8A operational flight trainers for US Navy and Royal Australian Air Force. Boeing has awarded the contract to develop simulator hardware for Poseidon operational flight trainers (OFTs), CAE said in a statement
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