CAE launches CAE Master Pilot Training Program,...

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10/10/2017 09:00:00
CAE launches CAE Master Pilot Training Program, further elevating the business pilot training experience

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, October 10, 2017 (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) - CAE announced today at the 2017 National Business Aviation Association - Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), the launch of its CAE Master Pilot Training Program, a badge of honor dedicated to further elevate the experience of business aviation pilots throughout their career.

The CAE Master Pilot program has been designed as the exemplary career advancement tool-raising pilot levels of platform knowledge, safety awareness and situational response capabilities. In addition to preparing the pilots for the broadest range of challenging situations, the core and elective courses will prepare them to advance more confidently on their career path. The CAE Master Pilot insignia showcases pilots' undisputed commitment to excellence.

"We are proud to introduce the CAE Master Pilot Training Program," said Nick Leontidis, CAE's Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. "As the training partner of more than 300 airlines and business aircraft operators all over the world, we train 120,000 pilots and crew members every year. We know what distinguishes good pilots and great pilots. This new program, with its tailored training curriculum using cutting-edge flight simulation, will allow pilots to elevate their status and training to the highest levels for inflight safety. It reflects CAE's commitment to support their achievement of excellence by delivering the most outstanding customer experience of the business aviation training industry".

CAE's Master Pilot Training Program receives endorsement by Wyvern
The new program follows the principles of the Wingman Standard, the highest audit standard in business aviation developed by Wyvern, an aviation risk management and safety auditing company.

"The Wingman Standard requires pilots to be trained following the highest levels available and that ongoing professional development in emerging safety areas be part of a flight department's continuous approach to managing risk in their flight operations," said Art Dawley, Wyvern's Chief Executive Officer.

"To this end, Wyvern fully endorses CAE's new Master Pilot Program as a training solution that places great emphasis on continuous adherence and commitment to safe operating practices through effective simulator and ground training courses. The CAE Master Pilot Program provides an effective approach to meeting the rigorous standards for pilot training required by Wyvern's Wingman Certification program."

The CAE Master Pilot Training Program is now available across CAE's business aviation training centers around the world.

About CAE
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 over 8,500 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. www.cae.com

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CAE contacts:

General Media:
Hélène V. Gagnon,
Vice President, Public Affairs and Global Communications,
+1-514-340-5536,
helene.v.gagnon@cae.com

Trade Media:
Frédéric Morais,
Marketing Leader, Civil Aviation Training Solutions,
+1-514-506-8331,
frederic.morais@cae.com

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