April 29, 2014
Canadian North to establish new Pilot Training Centre in Edmonton
Canadian North is establishing a new Pilot Training Centre at Edmonton International Airport (EIA). The new Pilot Training Centre will house a CAE-built Boeing 737 full-flight simulator. The simulator and facility are planned to be operational and certified by Transport Canada this fall. The centre is located on site at Edmonton International Airport, south of Airport Road. Training of the first pilots will coincide with the completion of facility construction and simulator set-up. The 737 simulator will bring new cost efficiencies for training pilots at Canadian North. Additionally, pilots will now have the option of coming to Edmonton for simulator training, rather than going to other training centres around North America. The new facility will mean added business for local hotels and restaurants. Canadian North’s new Pilot Training Centre at EIA will also offer 737 training to other airlines interested in using the facility.