• 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 delivery of training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. We design and integrate the industry's most comprehensive training solutions, anchored by the knowledge and expertise of our 8,000 employees, our world-leading simulation technologies and a track record of service and technology innovation spanning seven decades. Our global presence is the broadest in the industry, with 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries, including our joint venture operations, and the world's largest installed base of flight simulators. Each year, we train more than 120,000 civil and defence crewmembers, as well as thousands of healthcare professionals.

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    • What are your annual revenues?

      In fiscal year 2016, CAE had annual revenues of more than C$2.5 billion.

    • What were your revenues per business segment in fiscal year 2015?

      Civil: 58%
      Defence: 38%
      New Core Markets: 4%

    • 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 2014 they reached 48%. Today, training and services represent 60% of our revenues.

    • How many people do you employ?

      8,000 people around the globe.

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

      CAE has employees working in more than 35 countries on five continents (Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America).

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    • 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?

      More than ninety per cent of CAE’s more than C$2.2 billion annual revenues are derived from worldwide exports to commercial airlines, business aircraft operators, aircraft manufacturers, defense and security organizations, medical schools, and nursing schools.

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