CAE announces $50M simulator sales
Friday July 6th 2012 - CAE
CAE has announced the sale of three full-flight simulators (FFSs) and other training devices worth more than $50 million. Air Canada was the major customer, taking a Boeing 787 FFS along with two integrated procedures trainers and two virtual maintenance trainers. The trainers are scheduled to be delivered to the Air Canada training centre in Toronto in 2013.
Aeroflot ordered an Airbus A330 FFS, which will be delivered to its training centre at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow next year. The airline’s pilots will also be using A330 simulators at CAE’s training centres in Brussels, Madrid and Rome.
The final FFS sale in the announcement went to Kunming Aviation Safety Training Centre, which took a Boeing 737NG FFS, featuring a third-generation CAE Tropos-6000 visual system.
"These simulator contracts reflect CAE’s continued strength in serving emerging markets in China and Eastern Europe, as well as for new aircraft types such as the Boeing 787," said Jeff Roberts, CAE’s Group president of civil simulation products, training and services. “We are pleased to add Kunming as a new customer, and appreciate the continued confidence in CAE by long-time airline customers Aeroflot and Air Canada.”
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The first Canadian passenger jet (second in the world after the British), the Avro Canada Jetliner, was flown in1949. Despite its advanced design, it never saw production and was later sold for scrap.