CAE announced on 19 June that CAE USA has been awarded a contract to provide classroom and simulator training for US Navy (USN) UC-12 aircrews. Training will be delivered at CAE’s Dothan Training Centre in Dothan, AL and to CAE training centres in Dallas, TX and Morristown, NJ.
The UC-12 is a military version of the Beechcraft KING AIR multi-mission aircraft, used by the Navy for personnel and cargo transport, range clearance, medical evacuation and humanitarian assistance. The Navy operates the UC-12B/F/M HURON as modified variants of the KING AIR B200, as well as the UC-12W HURON as a modified version of the KING AIR 350 aircraft.
“CAE has an unmatched ability to leverage a global network of training centres and training programs […] The award of this contract is a great example of CAE’s defence and civil business units working together to deliver a comprehensive training programme for the United States Navy. We are particularly pleased that Navy C-12 aircrews will be joining the Army and Air Force in training C-12 pilots at our Dothan Training Center in Alabama,” commented CAE USA President and General Manager, Ray Duquette.
CAE will be providing initial and refresher training courses for Navy pilots and naval flight officers. Training for Navy UC-12 aircrews on the KING AIR 200 Pro Line 21 cockpit will be conducted at the CAE Dothan Training Centre, while the non-Pro Line KING AIR 200 curriculum will be implemented at the CAE Dallas training centre. Training for Navy UC-12 aircrews on the KING AIR 350 Pro Line 21 and Fusion cockpits will be conducted at the CAE New Jersey Morristown training centre.