CAE announces first qualifications of simulators under new ICAO requirements – Aug 29, 2013– Montreal, Canada  (Techreleased) – CAE announced  today that two of the full-flight simulators it recently built are the first to be qualified under the new International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Doc 9625 edition 3 Type VII requirements. This new ICAO document offers the highest level of international qualification criteria and helps simplify the qualification process for simulators.

ICAO Doc 9625 edition 3
ICAO Doc 9625 edition 3

The two qualified simulators are:

  • An Airbus A320 full-flight simulator located at the Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence in Singapore, a joint venture owned by CAE and Air Asia. The simulator was qualified in May by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), in accordance with the ICAO Doc 9625 edition 3 requirements .
  • An Airbus A330 full-flight simulator sold to Singapore Airlines, also qualified to the same level by CAAS in June.

ICAO Doc 9625 edition 3 is the single, global standard for the qualification of all flight simulation training devices, from flight procedures training devices to Type VII full-flight simulators. It supports all pilot licenses including the Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL), as well as all ratings. It provides the basis for simulators to qualify only once under the new international criteria, allowing the eliminations of multiple national qualifications required today and thereby reducing the administrative burden of stakeholders. The technical criteria defined in ICAO Doc 9625 edition 3 provide a higher level of simulation fidelity and support the principles of competency-based training and evidence-based training methodologies.

“CAE has always been focused on innovation and providing our customers with the most advanced simulators. We are proud that our simulators were the first in the world to achieve qualification through ICAO Doc 9625 edition 3 which is the highest standard for qualification,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. “The new international criteria will contribute to reducing costs for the industry, improving access to flight simulation as well as the quality of training.”