Mon, Oct 17, 2011
Contracts Valued At C$55 Million
it has sold four Level D full-flight simulators (FFS) including a
Boeing 777-300ER to Cathay Pacific Airways, an Airbus A320 to the
Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence, an Airbus A330 FFS to
Lufthansa Flight Training GmBh and a Boeing 777-300ER to an
undisclosed customer. Cathay Pacific also ordered a CAE Simfinity
integrated procedures trainer (IPT).
The contracts were signed in CAE's second quarter ending
September 30, 2011. They are worth a total of more than C$55
million at list prices, and bring the total number of FFS sales
that CAE has announced to date during fiscal year 2012 to 19.
"The opportunity to expand our relationship with long-time
customers is especially gratifying," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group
President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "The
more thoroughly we understand an airline's business objectives and
operations, the better we are able to leverage technology and our
shared expertise to enhance safety, efficiency and
The Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence, a joint venture of
AirAsia and CAE in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is purchasing its
seventh CAE-built simulator and fifth A320 FFS, which also includes
A330 and Boeing 737 Classic FFSs. The new A320 simulator will be
delivered in 2012. The Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence provides
AirAsia and other airlines training services for pilots, flight
attendants, engineers, ramp handlers, guest services staff and
Cathay Pacific has been a CAE customer for more than 30 years.
This is their eighth CAE-built FFS and third Boeing 777 simulator.
The FFS and IPT will be delivered in 2012 to the airline's training
centre in Hong Kong.
The Airbus A330 is Lufthansa Flight Training's 33rd CAE-built
FFS since 1986, and will be delivered in 2012. The CAE 7000 Series
simulator will feature the new third-generation CAE Tropos-6000
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