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  • Who we are

  • 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.

    CAE was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Canada. With customers in more than 190 countries, CAE has the broadest global reach of any simulation and training equipment and services company on the market.

    Ninety per cent of CAE's annual revenues are derived from international activities and worldwide exports. CAE's shares are traded on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges (TSX: CAE; NYSE: CAE). Dedicated to innovation, CAE is consistently ranked as one of the top 20 Canadian companies in research and development investments (Source: Research Infosource). We devote close to 10 per cent of our revenues annually to research and development. 

    Core Businesses

    Civil Aviation

    With more than 210 full-flight simulators in 44 civil training locations worldwide, CAE has the largest network of civil training locations in the industry. CAE serves approximately 3,500 airlines, aircraft operators and manufacturers across the globe. We offer customized training services for pilots and maintenance technicians ranging from integrated programs to deployable ground school capabilities and e-Learning solutions. We have teamed with airlines and original equipment manufacturers to improve services and offer training solutions for every segment on the market. We operate the world's largest network of Ab-Initio flight schools called CAE Oxford Aviation Academy and comprised of 11 locations with a capacity to train 2,000 cadets annually. CAE has also extended into pilot and maintenance crew sourcing through CAE Parc Aviation, which provides 1,200 aviation personnel on assignment to 50 airlines and leasing companies in 40 countries. 

    CAE is also the world's leading supplier of civil flight simulators, with more than 1,000 simulators and flight training devices sold to more than 130 airlines, aircraft manufacturers and training centres. We have simulated almost every modern airliner for both major and regional carriers, as well as many of today's business jets and helicopters and have recently developed or are currently under contract to develop the first simulators for many of the world’s newest aircraft platforms.

    Defence and Security

    CAE provides turnkey training services and training systems integration expertise to global defence and security forces.  Examples of CAE’s turnkey training services include the Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF) at Royal Air Force (RAF) Benson in the U.K., the Operational Training Systems Provider (OTSP) program for the Canadian Forces, the German Army Aviation School at Buckeburg, and the KC 135 Aircrew Training System for the United States Air Force (USAF). CAE also provides a range of training support services such as contractor logistics support, maintenance services and simulator training at more than 70 sites around the world. The company additionally provides a variety of modeling and simulation-based Integrated Enterprise Solutions for analysis and operational decision-making, and offers a range of in-service support solutions such as systems engineering and lifecycle management.

    In addition, CAE is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of military flight simulation equipment. The company develops simulation equipment, training systems and software tools for a variety of military aircraft, including fast jets, helicopters, maritime patrol and tanker/transport aircraft.  CAE has designed the widest range of helicopter simulators in the world and more training systems for the C-130 Hercules than any other company. CAE also offers simulation-based solutions for land forces, including tank driver and crew gunnery simulators, hands-on trainers and virtual maintenance trainers for ground combat systems, constructive simulation for command and staff training, and a range of other solutions for ground forces. CAE has delivered simulation products and training systems to more than 50 defence operators in approximately 35 countries, including all of the U.S. services. Through Presagis, the company specializes in commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) modelling and simulation software.

    New Core Markets


    CAE Healthcare offers cutting-edge learning tools to healthcare students and professionals, allowing them to develop practical experience through risk-free simulation training before treating real patients. CAE Healthcare’s full spectrum of simulation solutions includes surgical and imaging simulation, curriculum, center management and highly realistic adult, pediatric and baby patient simulators. Today, approximately 7,000 CAE Healthcare simulators are in use worldwide by medical schools, nursing schools, hospitals, defence forces and other entities.


    CAE Mining is at the forefront of the industry in developing and providing innovative technology and services to plan, manage and optimise mining operations. With operations in eleven countries, CAE Mining offers solutions ranging from exploration data management and ore-body modelling, to mine planning and operations management. We have a technical consulting team of over 100 experienced geologists and mining engineers servicing customers in close to 100 countries. Through our simulators, software, courseware and training services CAE Mining is developing the industry's most compelling technology and services to advance the efficiency and safety of mine operations.   

    CAE also offers training in Maritime Crew Resource Management (MCRM).