CAE today announced that it has set a new record for the sale of full-flight simulators (FFS) with 43 FFS already sold year to date in fiscal 2014. The latest contracts include the sale of five full-flight simulators -- one B787 simulator to Air Canada, one B737NG simulator to an undisclosed customer in North America as well as two A320 simulators and one B737NG simulator to an undisclosed customer in Asia.
The contracts are worth more than C$70 million at list prices, and bring the total number of FFS sales announced to date for fiscal year 2014 to 43. List prices include the value of OEM aircraft-specific data, parts and equipment (DP&E), normally procured by CAE in the manufacture of its simulators. In the case of these contracts, some customers are providing part of the OEM content. Two of the five simulators sold were recorded in CAE's third quarter and three in its fourth quarter.
"We are seeing unprecedented demand for simulation equipment, including from Asia's high growth market, and we are proud to maintain our leadership position in this robust market. We are pleased to have already exceeded our record in the sale of full-flight simulators with the year not yet complete," said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "CAE has been a partner with Air Canada for over 20 years and we are proud to continue to support its training needs as it embarks upon its fleet renewal and growth strategy."
Date: Jan 21, 2014