CAE and Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) announced today at 2015 Dubai Airshow that they have entered into a partnership to offer additional Embraer 170/190 training services in Europe.

CAE will be relocating GAA’s CAE-built Embraer 170/190 full-flight simulator and flight training device from Bahrain to CAE’s training centre in Amsterdam in order to cater to increased demand for Embraer 170/190 training in Europe. The CAE Amsterdam training centre already houses an Embraer 170/190 FFS and also offers training for the following platforms: Fokker 50, Fokker 70/100, ATR 42/72 and B737. GAA, based in Bahrain, will continue offering its customers training on its CAE-built A320 and A330 simulators.

“We are excited about this agreement with CAE which allows us to offer quality training solutions to our existing client airlines as well as airlines in Europe where demand for Embraer 170/190 training is currently higher than in the Middle East,” said Captain Dhaffer Al Abbasi, Chief Executive Officer, GAA.

“This is a win-win agreement, for CAE, GAA and for our customers,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. ” We are happy to be able to find solutions for our airline customers worldwide and continue to position CAE as the training partner of choice.”

About Gulf Aviation Academy

Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA), a 100% owned subsidiary of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, the investment arm for the Kingdom of Bahrain, is positioned to become the leading provider of high quality professional aviation training. An EASA approved ATO, which was established to raise the bar for the aviation training industry across the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, GAA offers an extensive range of structured training programmes and courses for all aviation personnel including Pilots, Engineers, Cabin Crew, Air Traffic Controllers and Ground staff.

About CAE

CAE is a global leader in the 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.

Follow us on Twitter @CAE_Inc

CAE contacts:


Hélène V. Gagnon, Vice President, Public Affairs and Global Communications, +1-514-796-5536,

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

Trade Media:
Frédéric Morais, Marketing Leader, Civil Aviation Training Solutions, +1-514-506-8331, [email protected]

GAA contacts:

Nadya Eqab, Marketing, PR & Communication Manager, +973 1735-7701,

[email protected]

Deniz Cop, Head of Marketing and Business Development, +973 1735-7701,

[email protected]