Three (3) Boeing 737MAX, one (1) A320NEO and one (1) ATR72-600 full-flight simulators

EASA compliant ATPL ground-school training program

CAE announced today at the 2016 Singapore Airshow that is has signed a training equipment contract including the sale of (5) five full-flight simulators (FFS) – three Boeing 737MAX, one A320NEO and one ATR72-600 – to support Lion Air’s growing training needs. The agreement also includes the provision of CAE’s EASA compliant ATPL ground-school training program for the airline’s three flight schools located in Indonesia. The FFS sales contract was included as a sale to an undisclosed customer in Asia in CAE’s press release dated February 1, 2016. 

The three Boeing 737MAX and the A320NEO simulators are CAE 7000XR Series FFS, and the ATR72- 600 simulator is a CAE 7000 Series FFS. All full-flight simulators will be equipped with the latest innovative CAE Tropos 6000XR visual system, offering unprecedented realism. The delivery of the training equipment will begin in February 2017 to the airline’s training centres in Jakarta, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur.

CAE’s EASA compliant ATPL ground-school training program provides aspiring pilots the highest-quality theoretical knowledge that is needed to continue their training as part of their path to becoming competent Lion Air first-officers and pilots. 

“We are delighted to have chosen CAE to support our growing training needs as we continue to expand our business in the region," said Edward Sirait, CEO of Lion Air Group. "With CAE's suite of training solutions, from state-of-the-art full-flight simulators to certified ground-school, we are confident that our crews will be receiving world-class pilot training, offering our guests superior service across our flight network. We are pleased to be teaming up with a global leader and expect our relationship with CAE to grow over the years."

"We are honoured to expand our relationship with Lion Air by supplying the most-advanced training solutions to support its growth," said Nick Leontidis, Civil Aviation Training Solutions at CAE. "This order of (5) five full-flight simulators and a certified training courseware, is a testament to our dedication as the leading worldwide training partner and to our comprehensive range of training solutions. We look forward to our continued relationship with Lion Air long into the future.”

Lion Air has been a customer of CAE since 2007 and with this order the airline now has over 17 CAE-built full-flight simulators in training and on order.

About Lion Air

Lion Air is an Indonesia Low Cost Airline that start operating from year 2000. Nowadays, Lion Air has grown to become Lion Air Group, an Airline Company which administered with Batik Air and Wings Air that are operating in Indonesia, Malindo Air which based in Malaysia and Thai Lion Air which is operating in Thailand. At present, Lion Air Group has 282 aircraft consist of Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737-900ER, Boeing 747-400, Airbus A320, Airbus A330, ATR 72-500, ATR 72-600, Hawker 900XP and Cessna 172.

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.

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