CAE and Sunwing Airlines announced today at the 2019 Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow that they would be extending their exclusive training agreement and adding five more years to the partnership. CAE instructors will continue to train Sunwing Airlines pilots on the Boeing 737NG aircraft platform at training centers throughout its network, including CAE Montreal and CAE Toronto, until 2030. To help support this pilot training agreement with Sunwing Airlines, CAE will deploy a new CAE 7000XR Series Boeing 737 MAX full-flight simulator (FFS) to CAE Toronto by the end of 2019.

Mark Williams, President of Sunwing Airlines, welcomed the news. “CAE and its instructors provide our pilots with an excellent training experience, so extending our partnership for an additional five years felt like a natural choice for us. We look forward to seeing our pilots train in its state-of-the-art, full-flight simulators such as the new Boeing 737 MAX at the Toronto CAE facility.”

“As the global training partner of choice, training pilots to the highest standards in the industry is our top priority, and we thank Sunwing Airlines for their trust and recognition,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. “Sunwing’s growth over the last five years has been very impressive, and CAE is proud to continue supporting the airline with pilot training solutions for many more years to come.”

CAE has been providing pilot training solutions for Sunwing Airlines on Boeing 737NG platforms since 2006 and will now be training its pilots on the Boeing 737 MAX FFS in its training centre located in Toronto.

About Sunwing Airlines

The largest integrated travel company in North America, Sunwing has more flights to the south than any other leisure carrier with convenient direct service from over 33 airports across Canada to more than 45 popular sun destinations. Renowned for its award-winning service, Sunwing is consistently voted the top leisure airline by travel agents and is the perennial winner of the Consumer Choice Award. Customers can look forward to starting their vacation off in style with award-winning inflight service, which features a complimentary glass of sparkling wine*, tea and coffee and non-alcoholic beverage service; together with a buy on board menu of light meals and snacks including kids’ choices, the new World Famous Original Smoked Meat from the iconic Montreal-based Schwartz’s Deli along with delicious menu options inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. For additional perks, including priority check-in and security line access**, customers can upgrade to Elite Plus from just $50 per sector.

*Service may be unavailable on select flights

**Available at select Canadian airports

About CAE

CAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare markets. Backed by a record of more than 70 years of industry firsts, we continue to help define global training standards with our innovative virtual-to-live training solutions to make flying safer, maintain defense force readiness and enhance patient safety. We have the broadest global presence in the industry, with over 10,000 employees, 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries. Each year, we train more than 220,000 civil and defense crewmembers, including more than 135,000 pilots, and thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide.

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