CAE awarded training contract for RCAF’s new search and rescue planes
Montreal-based CAE announced Monday that is has been awarded a contract by Airbus Defence and Space for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s new C295W search and rescue aircraft.
The deal is for 11 years and worth $200 million, with options to extend the deal for another 15 years, which would push the contract’s value to $300 million. CAE will provide aircrew and maintenance training for the new planes, which was selected as the RCAF’s new fixed wing search and rescue aircraft. The RCAF will receive 16 C295W aircraft specifically modified for search and rescue.
The contract is divided into three phases, including the design and construction of a training centre at 19 Wing in Comox, B.C.
That centre will include:
— One C295W full-flight simulator (FFS);
— One C295W cockpit procedures trainer (CPT);
— One C295W sensor station simulator used for rear-crew training;
— One C295W operational mission simulator to support networking of the sensor station simulator with FFS or CPT to provide full-crew mission training;
— Eight C295W mission procedures trainers;—
— One C295W aircraft maintenance trainer;
— One C295W cockpit systems part-task trainer; and
— Ten classrooms featuring CAE Simfinity C295W virtual maintenance trainer (VMT) stations.
Posted on February 15, 2017, in CAE Inc., RCAF and tagged CAE awarded training contract for new ATR Search & Rescue aircraft for the RCAF, CAE flight simulator and various training devices to be installed at Comox BC. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.