CAE today announced that it has sold four Level D full-flight simulators (FFS) to customers in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Australia. The four FFSs include: an Airbus A380 to Thai Airways International, an Airbus A330 to Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA), an Airbus A320 to Russian aviation equipment company NITA (New Information Technologies in Aviation) on behalf of the Ministry of Transport of Russia, and an Embraer Phenom 100 to CAE Global Academy Perth, a joint venture flight school with China Southern Airlines located in Australia. CAE also signed contracts with various customers for updates of CAE-built simulators.
The contracts are worth a total of more than C$70 million at list prices, and bring the total number of FFS sales that CAE has announced to date during fiscal year 2012 to 15.
"The Thai Airways, Gulf Aviation Academy and NITA Russia contracts reflect CAE's continued expansion into emerging markets worldwide. The new Phenom simulator in Perth demonstrates our commitment and growing capability to meet the demand for well-qualified ab initio pilots through the CAE Global Academy network," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "We are also encouraged by the increasing number of customers who are leveraging CAE's extensive technical expertise to update their simulators with enhanced training capabilities."
This is CAE's first FFS sale to Thai Airways International, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Thailand. The CAE 7000 Series A380 FFS will be delivered in 2013 to Thai's flight simulator facility at the airline's headquarters in Bangkok.
Gulf Aviation Academy
This is GAA's fourth CAE simulator. The new CAE 7000 Series A330 FFS will incorporate a CAE TroposTM-6000 visual system, and will be delivered in mid-2012 to GAA in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
NITA / Russian Ministry of Transport
CAE has been contracted by NITA to deliver a CAE 5000 Series Airbus A320 FFS with CAE Tropos-6000 visual system to the Federal Air Transport Agency, part of the Ministry of Transport of Russia, for cadet training at the Ulyanovsk Higher Civil Aviation School (UHCAS). The simulator will be delivered to Ulyanovsk in mid-2012.
CAE Global Academy Perth
The Embraer Phenom 100 CAE 5000 Series FFS will be the first Phenom simulator delivered to an ab initio flight school. The former China Southern West Australian Flying College (CSWAFC) is capable of training nearly 300 cadet pilots annually and is part of the CAE Global Academy network of 11 flight schools which have the capacity to train up to 1,800 new pilots each year.
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