Aviation leaders celebrate successful business partnership

CAE and Emirates marked a 20-year partnership, and celebrated a successful business relationship that has grown from strength to strength since 1993, when Emirates purchased its first CAE-built flight simulator.

The airline has since gone on to acquire 11 more full-flight simulators from CAE.  In 2002, the two entered into a training joint venture with the establishment of Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) which now operates two centres in Dubai, and trains more than 10,000 pilots and technicians a year. Photos of the commemorative event are available at www.cae.com/photos.

"CAE is proud to have been Emirates' trusted training partner for the past 20 years and we hope to continue this successful relationship for the next 20," said Marc Parent, CAE President and Chief Executive Officer. "Emirates is the world's largest international airline, its growth is unique and we are proud to continue supporting Emirates' need for more and more sophisticated training technology. We are also happy to continue growing our successful joint venture and providing the region with the most advanced training solutions."

Emirates, with a diverse global network that links Canada and other developed nations with the thriving markets in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, flies an all-wide body fleet of 208 aircraft, including the world's largest fleet of the Boeing 777s and A380s. At this year's Dubai Air Show the airline announced the biggest aircraft order in civil aviation history, purchasing 150 Boeing 777X and 50 additional A380s worth US$ 99 billion at list prices.

"For the past 20 years Emirates and CAE have worked together to support the growth of the aviation industry in Dubai and the UAE," said Adel Al Redha, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Emirates airline. "The relationship between our two companies parallels that of the relationship between the UAE and Canada - strong, beneficial, and an economic success."

About Emirates

Emirates was founded as an airline in 1985 and has been facilitating travel and trade between Canada and the world since 2007. Its three weekly flights to Toronto are serviced by the iconic A380, connecting Canada to 137 destinations in 77 countries across six continents. Emirates also connects millions of people on the ground each year through its other operations including Emirates Holidays, its destination marketing arm, and tour operator Arabian Adventures. Seamless trade connections are supported through Emirates SkyCargo, its cargo division.  

About CAE

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 50 locations worldwide and trains approximately 100,000 crew members yearly. In addition, the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy offers training to aspiring pilot cadets in 10 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. More information can be found at www.cae.com



Note to editors:Photos of the commemorative event are available at www.cae.com/photos. 

Media contact for Emirates: 
Iris Dias, Public Relations Controller, Emirates 
Direct line: +9714 708 2341.     
Mobile: +971 56 216 1166
E-mail: [email protected] 

CAE contacts:

Nathalie Bourque, Vice President,  
Public Affairs and Global Communications,  
+1-514-734-5788, [email protected] 

Investor relations: Andrew Arnovitz, 
Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategy,
+1-514-734-5760, [email protected]