12/18/2012 08:55:00 AM
CAE awarded contracts by Chinese and Russian customers valued at more than C$50 million for four full-flight simulators
first simulators for new COMAC C919 aircraft
Montreal, Canada, December 18, 2012 – (NYSE: CAE;
TSX: CAE) – CAE today announced that it has sold four Level D full-flight
simulators (FFS), two each to customers in China and Russia. The sales include the first
two FFSs, associated training devices and the CAE Augmented Engineering
Environment (AEE) for the new C919 aircraft being developed by Commercial
Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC). They also include two simulators,
a Boeing 737NG and a Bombardier CRJ200, to Russian aviation equipment company
NITA (New Information Technologies in Aviation). In addition, CAE sold simulator update
services to various customers.
The contracts are valued at
more than C$50 million at list prices and bring the total FFS sales that CAE
has announced to date during fiscal year 2013 to 23.
"We have a long
history of cooperation with COMAC’s Shanghai Aircraft Customer Services Co.
(SACSC) Ltd. starting with the development of the first ARJ 21 full-flight
simulators, and we are honored that SACSC has once again selected us for the
development of the world’s first C919 simulators," said Jeff Roberts,
CAE’s Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. “We
are also proud to continue to extend our reach into Eastern Europe and to have
been selected once again by Russian aviation equipment company NITA on behalf
of the Ministry of Transport of Russia."
The two C919 CAE 7000
Series FFSs will incorporate the new third-generation CAE TroposTM-6000
visual system. They will be ready for use at SACSC in 2015, prior to the aircraft’s expected entry into
service. In addition, CAE will provide two Level 5 Flight and Maintenance
Training Devices (FMTDs).
The C919 FFS program
will also use the CAE Augmented Engineering Environment (AEE), a modeling and
simulation environment that will allow SACSC and CAE to efficiently develop, evaluate,
test, and validate a range of aircraft models and systems during the
development phase of the simulators and aircraft program.
CAE has designed,
developed and delivered the industry’s first full-flight simulators for more
than 40 new aircraft representing 16 different original equipment manufacturers,
including the first simulator for COMAC’s ARJ21 advanced regional jet.
The Boeing 737NG FFS for
NITA will be deployed in 2013 to the Ulyanovsk
in Ulyanovsk, Russia, where CAE delivered earlier
this year an Airbus A320 FFS. The CRJ200 FFS will be deployed to the
Saint-Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation in Saint-Petersburg, Russia,
also in 2013. NITA is acquiring the simulators on behalf of the Federal Air
Transport Agency, part of the Ministry of Transport of Russia.
CAE is a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for civil
aviation and defence. The company employs close to 8,000 people at more than
100 sites and training locations in approximately 30 countries. CAE offers
civil aviation, military, and helicopter training services in more than 45
locations worldwide and trains approximately 100,000 crewmembers yearly. In
addition, the CAE
Academy offers training
to aspiring pilot cadets in 11 CAE-operated flight schools. CAE's business is
diversified, ranging from the sale of simulation products to providing
comprehensive services such as training and aviation services, integrated
enterprise solutions, in-service support and crew sourcing. The company applies
simulation expertise and operational experience to help customers enhance
safety, improve efficiency, maintain readiness and solve challenging problems.
CAE is now leveraging its simulation capabilities in new markets such as
healthcare and mining. www.cae.com
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