CAE wins 2 Mideast flight simulator orders
Montreal, May 3, 2010
CAE has announced the sale of two full-flight simulators (FFS) to Saudi Arabian Airlines and Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) in the region, and a third to Bombardier.
The three orders are valued at a total list price of approximately C$50 million ($49.37 million), and include an Airbus A330/A340 convertible FFS sold to Saudi Arabian Airlines; a Bombardier Challenger 605 FFS sold to Bombardier and a Dassault Falcon 900EX/2000EX FFS sold to Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT).
The sale to Saudi Arabian Airlines was concluded during fiscal year 2010 and brings the total FFS sales for fiscal year 2010 to 20. The sales to Bombardier and to ECFT are CAE's first two for fiscal year 2011.
CAE has also sold an enhanced CAE Simfinity Airbus Pilot Transition (APT) trainer. The simulator and APT trainer will be delivered to the Prince Sultan Aviation Academy in Jeddah in 2011.
'With a changing fleet, the training concepts and equipment must be updated to take advantage of more modern technology,' said Captain Hamood Al-Amri, general manager of the Prince Sultan Aviation Academy.
CAE's simulator for Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) will be ready for training in Dubai in the first quarter of 2011.
The Falcon 900EX/2000EX FFS will incorporate a full six-degree-of-freedom CAE True electric motion system and new-generation CAE Tropos-6000 visual system, including liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) projectors and 200- by 40-degree field-of-view visual display. The simulator will be certified to Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators.
ECFT is jointly operated by the Emirates Group and CAE and is located close to Dubai International Airport.-TradeArabia News Service