CAE is a global leader in providing comprehensive training solutions based on world-leading simulation technology and integrated training services. The company employs 8,000 people at more than 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries. Our vision is to be our customers' Partner of Choice and we take a long-term approach to customer relationships. We offer our civil aviation and defense and security customers a complete range of highly innovative product, service and training center solutions designed to help them meet their mission critical needs for safety, efficiency and readiness. We provide similar solutions to customers in healthcare and mining. CAE has the largest installed base of civil and military flight simulators, supported by a range of after-sales services, and has been serving the needs of its customers for nearly 70 years. We have the broadest training services network in the world and offer civil aviation, military and helicopter training services in 67 locations worldwide and train more than 120,000 civil and military crewmembers annually.
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). In fiscal year 2014 we devoted approximately C$160 million of our revenues to research and development.
With more than 230 full-flight simulators in 50 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 9 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.
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 8,000 CAE Healthcare simulators are in use worldwide by medical schools, nursing schools, hospitals, defence forces and other entities.
CAE also offers training in Maritime Crew Resource Management (MCRM).