APS joins CAE to Deliver Upset Prevention and Recovery Training as part of the U.S. Army Fixed-Wing Flight Training program

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APS has joined CAE in Dothan, Alabama to certify CAE instructors to deliver APS’ Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) as part of the U.S. Army Fixed-Wing Flight Training program. Effectively delivered UPRT reduces the risk of Loss of Control In-flight, aviation’s leading cause of fatalities worldwide.

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Two Grob 120TP aircraft taxiing in formation. This is the aircraft which will be used by APS to deliver UPRT in support of CAE's training of U.S. Army Aviators.

Together with CAE, we will take progressive steps to maximize air safety by providing Army pilots proven and effective upset prevention and recovery training...

Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS) today announced it has been contracted by CAE to deliver Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) as part of the U.S. Army Fixed-Wing Flight Training program in Dothan, Alabama. CAE’s inclusion of APS’ UPRT program for Army fixed-wing training will help reduce the risk of Loss of Control in Flight (LOC-I), the primary cause of aircraft fatalities worldwide.

APS’ UPRT program will be part of the comprehensive U.S. Army Fixed-Wing Flight Training program that includes academic, simulator and live-flying training. All training will be conducted at CAE’s new Dothan Training Center currently under construction at the Dothan Regional Airport in Alabama.

“It is a great honor to expand APS’ longstanding U.S. Army UPRT program into the new Army Fixed-Wing Flight Training program” said Paul BJ Ransbury, the president of Aviation Performance Solutions, “Together with CAE, we will take progressive steps to maximize air safety by providing Army pilots proven and effective upset prevention and recovery training that provides the knowledge and skills necessary to overcome aviation's primary cause of aircraft fatalities, which is Loss of Control In-flight."

APS will base two senior APS UPRT instructors at CAE’s Dothan Training Center where they will train and APS-certify a portion of CAE’s cadre of instructor pilots to deliver UPRT on Grob G120TP aircraft and C-12 simulators. To date, more than 100 CAE instructors at commercial training centers and flight schools have received APS’ on-aircraft UPRT. In addition, the CAE-built C-12 King Air full-flight simulators (FFSs) to be used as part of Army fixed-wing training will feature Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved UPRT instructor stations.

“As a leading provider of pilot training globally, CAE is always focused on improving aviation safety with high-quality instructors and innovative simulation technologies,” said Ray Duquette, President and General Manager, CAE USA. “Upset Prevention and Recovery Training is a critical part of pilot training, so we are pleased to select APS as our UPRT training partner and look forward to working closely with APS to deliver a world-class UPRT program as part of Army Fixed-Wing Flight Training.”

The comprehensive U.S. Army Fixed-Wing Flight Training program features live-flying training to support the transition of Army rotary-wing aviators to fixed-wing aircraft as well as the training of Army initial-entry fixed-wing students. The practical portions of the UPRT program will be conducted in CAE’s six new Grob 120TP turboprop fully-aerobatic training aircraft and four CAE 7000XR Series C-12 King Air FFSs. Two of the C-12 FFSs feature CAE's revolutionary roll-on/roll-off (RORO) cockpit design, which will enable cockpits representing various aircraft types to be used in the full-flight simulator. The CAE-built C-12 King Air simulators integrate CAE’s all-new UPRT Instructor Operating Station (IOS) enhancement, a powerful instructor technology jointly developed by CAE and APS to comprehensively analyze airplane upset events in real time during simulator training with UPRT events recorded for post flight debriefing.

About Aviation Performance Solutions

Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS), headquartered at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona, trains thousands of professional pilots and instructors in comprehensive upset prevention and recovery training skill development. APS provides integrated LOC-I solutions via industry-leading computer-based, on-aircraft (jet and piston), and full-flight simulator upset prevention & recovery training (UPRT). All training is in full compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid, FAA Advisory Circular 120-109A on Stall and Stick Pusher Training, ICAO Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, IATA Guidance Material and Best Practices for the Implementation of Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, and the FAA Advisory Circular 120-111 on Upset Prevention and Recovery Training. APS is the only Part 141 Flight School certified in the delivery of complete upset prevention & recovery, stall/spin and instrument upset recovery training courses worldwide. With additional training locations in Dallas (USA), The Netherlands (Europe), Saudi Arabia (Middle East) and military division in Dothan (USA), APS provides global access to the highest quality upset prevention and recovery training available. http://www.apstraining.com.

About CAE

CAE’s Defense & Security business unit focuses on helping prepare our customers to develop and maintain the highest levels of mission readiness. We are a world-class training systems integrator offering a comprehensive portfolio of training centers, training services and simulation products across the air, land, naval and public safety market segments. We serve our global defense and security customers through regional operations in Canada; the United States/Latin America; Europe/Middle East/Africa; and Asia/Pacific, all of which leverage the full breadth of CAE’s capabilities, technologies and solutions.

CAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare markets. Backed by a 70-year record of industry firsts, we continue to help define global training standards with our innovative virtual-to-live training solutions to make flying safer, maintain defense force readiness and enhance patient safety. We have the broadest global presence in the industry, with 8,000 employees, 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries. Each year, we train more than 120,000 civil and defense crewmembers and thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide. http://www.cae.com

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