CAE and Sunwing Airlines extend pilot training agreement

CAE Press Release

Montreal, Canada, November 18, 2019 (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) – CAE and Sunwing Airlines announced today at the 2019 Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow that they would be extending their exclusive training agreement and adding five more years to the partnership. CAE instructors will continue to train Sunwing Airlines pilots on the Boeing 737NG aircraft platform at training centers throughout its network, including CAE Montreal and CAE Toronto, until 2030. To help support this pilot training agreement with Sunwing Airlines, CAE will deploy a new CAE 7000XR Series Boeing 737 MAX full-flight simulator (FFS) to CAE Toronto by the end of 2019.

Mark Williams, President of Sunwing Airlines, welcomed the news. “CAE and its instructors provide our pilots with an excellent training experience, so extending our partnership for an additional five years felt like a natural choice for us. We look forward to seeing our pilots train in its state-of-the-art, full-flight simulators such as the new Boeing 737 MAX at the Toronto CAE facility.”

“As the global training partner of choice, training pilots to the highest standards in the industry is our top priority, and we thank Sunwing Airlines for their trust and recognition,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. “Sunwing’s growth over the last five years has been very impressive, and CAE is proud to continue supporting the airline with pilot training solutions for many more years to come.”

CAE has been providing pilot training solutions for Sunwing Airlines on Boeing 737NG platforms since 2006 and will now be training its pilots on the Boeing 737 MAX FFS in its training centre located in Toronto.