• FAQ

    • What does CAE stand for?

      When the company was first founded in 1947, CAE stood for Canadian Aviation Electronics Ltd. Now we only use the name CAE.

    • What is CAE's business?

      CAE is a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence. The company employs approximately 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 crew members yearly. In addition, the CAE Oxford Aviation 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. Download Company Profile (PDF - 2 MB)  

    • What are your annual revenues?

      In fiscal year 2013, CAE had annual revenues of more than C$2.1 billion.

    • What were your revenues per business segment in fiscal year 2013?

      Civil: 55%
      Defence: 40%
      New Core Markets: 5%

    • What portion of your business is training and services?

      CAE has transformed from equipment supplier to integrated training solutions provider. In fiscal year 2001, 15% of CAE's revenues were from training and services, in fiscal 2002 they increased to 25%, and in fiscal 2013 they reached 49%.

    • How many people do you employ?

      Close to 8,000 people around the globe.

    • In how many countries does CAE have operations operations or provide services?

      CAE has operations and training facilities in more than 30 countries on five continents (Canada, United States, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Norway, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Australia, India, China, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Cameroon and South Africa). CAE Global Reach (PDF - 842 KB) 

    • How long has CAE been in business?

      CAE was founded in 1947 by Ken Patrick, an ex-Royal Canadian Air Force officer.

    • What is CAE's stock symbol?

      On the Toronto Stock Exchange: CAE
      On the New York Stock Exchange: CAE

    • Who are CAE's customers?

      Approximately ninety per cent of CAE’s more than C$2.1 billion annual revenues are derived from worldwide exports to militaries, commercial airlines, business aircraft operators, aircraft manufacturers, mining companies, medical schools, and nursing schools.

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