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CAE expands training solutions relationship with JEJUair in Korea

 

  • Two new CAE-built Boeing 737NG full-flight simulators sold to JEJUair to be installed at CAE Korea training centre

Seoul, Korea, December 5, 2017 (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) – CAE and JEJUair, the largest South Korean low-cost carrier, announced today the signing of a new training solutions agreement, including the sale of two CAE-built Boeing 737 full-flight simulators (FFS) to JEJUair.    The CAE 7000XR Series simulators will be equipped with the innovative CAE Tropos 6000XR visual system and will be delivered to the CAE Korea training centre (CAE Flight and Simulator Services Korea Ltd.) which will provide maintenance services. CAE already provides instructor-led training services to JEJUair.
“Since 2015, CAE instructors have been delivering an outstanding training experience to our pilots,” said Gyu Nam Choi, JEJUair’s Chief Executive Officer.    “As we expand our fleet and grow in the region, we look once again to our partner of choice, for continued world-class training solutions through the most innovative training equipment.  We are proud to partner with CAE Korea and we look forward to building our relationship further and long into the future”.
“As the demand for pilots is on the rise in the Asia Pacific region, it truly is a privilege to support the growing training needs of JEJUair and expand our partnership with the fast-growing Korean airline”, said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions.    “This new training equipment agreement is a testament to CAE’s ability and commitment to provide our airline partners with the most comprehensive training solutions.”
CAE instructors have been delivering training to the airline’s pilots since 2015 at CAE’s training centre in Korea.  This order represents the airline’s first CAE-built full-flight simulators purchase.    CAE Korea currently operates 6 full-flight simulators at its training centre at Gimpo Airport, covering Boeing 737NG, Airbus A320, A330 and Cessna M2 aircraft platforms.

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CAE and Rockwell Collins join forces to develop integrated Live, Virtual, Constructive training solutions

 

 

  • Companies to demonstrate integrated LVC-enabled capabilities at I/ITSEC 2017

Orlando, Florida, USA, November 27, 2017 – Today at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), CAE and Rockwell Collins announced a collaborative agreement to develop integrated Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) training solutions.
During I/ITSEC, CAE (Booth #1734) and Rockwell Collins (Booth #2201) will conduct several demonstrations of an integrated mission training exercise using fully connected, LVC training elements.    A live-flying LVC-enabled L-29 aircraft, operated by the University of Iowa’s Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL), will be networked with a variety of virtual simulators and constructive forces to demonstrate an integrated, joint, multi-dimensional mission training environment.
The live, real-time LVC training exercises will take place at I/ITSEC at the following times:

  • Tues., Nov. 28 – 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. and 2 to 2:45 p.m.
  • Wed., Nov. 29 – 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. and 2 to 2:45 p.m.

Virtual participants in the demonstration will include blue force F/A-18 aircraft simulators as well an E-2 aerial surveillance platform operated in the Rockwell Collins booth, networked to Naval Combat System Simulators (NCSS) and remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) desktop trainers running in the CAE booth.    A variety of constructive elements representing enemy and friendly forces will be injected into the live and virtual training systems for the demonstration of immersive LVC training capabilities.    Both CAE and Rockwell Collins will jointly conduct distributed command and control tasks during the exercise.
“Integrated live, virtual, constructive training is becoming more critical as defense forces look to cost-effectively maintain readiness and prepare for operational missions,” said Gene Colabatistto, group president, Defense & Security for CAE.    “As a training systems integrator, we are focused on supporting our customers’ training and readiness requirements and recognize that cooperation and collaboration will be necessary to deliver integrated LVC training capabilities.”
“As a recognized leader in aerospace solutions providing avionics for live assets and integrated virtual training systems and products, we’ll be able to provide solutions to make LVC-enabled training more routine without boundaries, ultimately resulting in our military customers achieving optimal mission readiness,” said Nick Gibbs, vice president and general manager of Simulation & Training Solutions at Rockwell Collins.
The demonstration at I/ITSEC will showcase how synthetic environments built on different database standards can be correlated and interoperate as part of an integrated LVC training exercise.   This includes the use of synthetic data onto the Rockwell Collins L-29 pilots’ integrated Helmet Mounted Display (HMD).    CAE and Rockwell Collins will also utilize the Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) and High-Level Architecture (HLA) industry standard networking protocols to link LVC assets.

CAE concludes acquisition of AirAsia’s share of the Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence (AACE)

 

Montreal, Canada, November 21, 2017 (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) – CAE announced today that it has concluded the acquisition of AirAsia’s share of the Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence (AACE) for US$100 million (including earn-out).    All the required conditions and regulatory approvals have been obtained.    The sale and purchase agreement had been announced in a press release dated August 24, 2017.
The acquisition allows CAE to expand its footprint in the fast-growing Asia Pacific aviation market, and further reinforces its position as the global training partner of choice.    The 150 employees from the three AACE training centres located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore; and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam become CAE employees as of today.
“As we conclude the transaction and launch a new phase in our relationship, I would like to once again thank AirAsia for their confidence in CAE,” said Marc Parent, CAE’s President and Chief Executive Officer.    “We are pleased to welcome the AACE team to CAE.   Together, we will continue to build on the world-class training experience that our customers have come to expect.    We look forward to continuing to shape the future of training with you.”
CAE remains AirAsia Group’s exclusive training partner of choice and will continue to offer training for pilots, cabin crew, maintenance engineers, technicians, and ground services personnel to the airline and those of its affiliates over the long term.    The extended training agreement represents an additional order intake of over C$350 million added to CAE’s backlog.