CAE launches its CAE 7000XR Series FFS, an evolution of the industry benchmark

CAE (NYSE:CAE)(TSX:CAE) today announced at the World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow (WATS) in Orlando the introduction of the CAE 7000XR Series full-flight simulator (FFS), the latest evolution of CAE's industry benchmark FFS. Designed in collaboration with our customers, the CAE 7000XR Series sets a new standard in level D full-flight simulators.

Leveraging the latest advancements in technology and training capabilities, the CAE 7000XR Series is designed to optimize life-cycle costs for our customers and to address new and future training requirements. Enhanced features include a re-designed instructor office with support for mobile devices and real-time data analysis and feedback, embedded training capabilities to address the new FAA regulation related to Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, and the CAE Flightscape Insight(TM) debriefing station with the Simulator Operational Quality Assurance (SOQA) system to assess training effectiveness. The CAE 7000XR Series also introduces the new CAE Sentinel diagnostic application, designed to optimize life-cycle operation by real-time monitoring, preventive and predicative maintenance, and advanced capabilities for support and troubleshooting.

"At CAE, we have a longstanding heritage of technology leadership and innovation. With the CAE 7000XR Series, we are taking the industry benchmark to the next level, offering our customers intuitive solutions that enhance the efficiency of their training operations and provides a platform for future technological advancements," said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "This new product demonstrates our commitment to be the airlines' training partner of choice."

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The CAE 7000XR Series will become the common platform for all CAE civil aircraft full-flight simulators. The first CAE 7000XR Series FFSs, built for the B737NG and for the A320 aircraft types, will be ready for training during the third quarter of 2014.

Source: CAE
Date: Apr 1, 2014