CAE and Turkish Airlines, a member of Star Alliance, today announced that the airline has purchased a CAE 7000 Series full-flight simulator (FFS) representing the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from CAE.

The Boeing 777-300ER FFS will be delivered to the Turkish Airlines (THY) Flight Training Centre at Istanbul International Ataturk Airport in 2010, along with a CAE Simfinity™ Integrated Procedures Trainer (IPT) for the Boeing 737NG. The contract renews a relationship between Turkish Airlines and CAE which began in 1997.

Dr. Temel Kotil, CEO and Member of Board of Turkish Airlines said there will be more simulator orders to bring Turkish Airlines Flight Training Facility a global brand. CAE's early delivery and competitive offer for such state of the art device was the key factor for selecting CAE as B777-300ER simulator supplier.

"We are very pleased that Turkish Airlines has selected CAE's new generation flight simulation solutions," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "CAE has been proud to serve THY's flight training needs for more than a decade, and look forward to being a strong partner as Turkish Airlines continues to grow its global business."

The Boeing 777-300ER FFS is expected to be qualified to JAR Level D, the highest standard for full-flight simulators, by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Turkey and other National Aviation Authorities. 

About CAE

CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: 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 6,500 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.

About Turkish Airlines:

Being established in 1933 with a fleet of only 5 aircraft, Turkish Airlines is today a 4-star airline company with a fleet of 133 aircraft flying to 156 destinations around the world, comprising 37 domestic and 119 international destinations. Turkish Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance network which was established in 1997. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers 19.700 daily flights to 1077destinations in 175 countries.


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