CAE announced today at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) that they have entered into a long-term agreement with Gama Aviation for pilot training services, including e-Learning, on four Bombardier aircraft types - Learjet 45, Learjet 60, Learjet 60XR, and Global Express. The training will be conducted at CAE's aviation training centre in Burgess Hill, UK, near London Gatwick Airport.

Gama Aviation pilots and technicians are the first to train on the new Learjet 40/40XR/45/45XR full-flight simulator recently qualified at CAE Burgess Hill. They began training this week.

"CAE courses, simulators, and instructors are second to none. As a global business aircraft operator, we require a training partner who can deliver the range of programs that support our fleet and in locations convenient and cost-effective for our team," said Captain Steve Wright, Group Director of Operations and co-founder of Gama Group.

Gama Group is a leader in aircraft charter, aircraft services, maintenance and modification, and aircraft leasing and management with 75 aircraft at bases in Europe, the Middle East and North America. They have been selected the past two years for the best operator Excellence Award from the Baltic Air Charter Association.

"We are very pleased to partner with Gama Aviation for their training requirements on Bombardier aircraft. Gama has been known for outstanding customer service for more than 25 years, and we look forward to helping them continue and enhance their record of safety and efficiency," said Jeff Roberts, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services.

CAE is a world leader in providing simulation and modelling technologies and integrated training solutions for the civil aviation industry and defence forces around the globe. With annual revenues exceeding C$1.6 billion, CAE employs more than 7,000 people at more than 90 sites and training locations in 20 countries. We have the largest installed base of civil and military full-flight simulators and training devices. Through our global network of 29 civil aviation and military training centres, we train more than 75,000 crewmembers yearly. We also offer modelling and simulation software to various market segments and, through CAE's professional services division, we assist customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs.

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