CAE today announced that training has commenced at its training centre in Perth, Australia. The centre currently houses three full-flight simulators (FFS) providing training for airlines in Australia and the neighbouring regions. With its three bays, the centre will be able to train approximately 2,000 crew members and cadets per year at full capacity.
“CAE is pleased to expand its presence in Australia to better serve the needs in the region” said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. “This new addition is in line with our strategy to leverage and expand our network in the proximity of our customers to better serve them.”
The three CAE full-flight simulators are all qualified by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA): a Fokker 50, a Fokker 100 and an Embraer Phenom 100 FFS. The two Fokkers were relocated from other locations in CAE's global network to bring the training closer to customers. The Embraer Phenom 100 FFS is owned by a CAE joint venture flight school with China Southern Airlines located in Australia. The facility offers the benefits of briefing rooms, a multi-use classroom, offices and workshops facilities.
CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) is a global leader in modeling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defense. 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 crewmembers 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 leveraging its simulation capabilities in new markets such as healthcare and mining. www.cae.com Follow us on Twitter @CAE_Inc
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