CAE increases training programs to address 90% of all business aviation aircraft and cover all major OEMs

NBAA, Atlanta, GA, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - (NYSE:CGT) (TSX:CAE) - CAE has launched an expansion of its global training network by adding 16 new business jet training programs to its operations. With this expansion, CAE will offer training on 90 percent of all business aviation platforms.

The new training programs address the six largest business jet aircraft manufacturers: Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault Falcon, Embraer, Gulfstream and Hawker Beechcraft. The training programs will be located in the United States and in a range of global locations. The new programs will enter service within the next two years.

"We are excited about this major new initiative and are proud to be able to broaden our services offering to address even more of our clients' needs," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group President, Innovation and Civil Training & Services. "By expanding our business aviation training footprint to address more aircraft around the globe, we are offering more choices to our customers and bringing our training services closer to more corporate operators than ever before."

In addition, CAE announced that its Gulfstream 550 full-flight simulator located at Emirates-CAE Flight Training in Dubai has been certified Ready for Training; also that its Sikorsky S-76B simulator located at CAE SimuFlite's North East Training Centre has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Level D qualification - the highest qualification for flight simulators.

CAE's product portfolio for the new training programs includes full-flight simulators (FFSs), as well as the CAE Simfinity(R) product suite consisting of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) training devices. CAE Simfinity offers the same true-fidelity Level D simulation technology used in full-flight simulators end-to-end along the entire training continuum: from CAE courseware and tools like procedure trainers and brief/debrief flight simulator stations used in instructor-led sessions to those designed for on-line computer-based training. CAE's Simfinity(R) makes the learning experience real and absolutely seamless, improving training efficiency and effectiveness while reducing risk and cost.

CAE is a leading provider of simulation and modelling technologies and integrated training solutions for civil aviation industry and defence forces around the globe. With annual revenues exceeding C$1 billion, CAE employs more than 5,500 people at more than 75 sites and training locations in 19 countries. We have the largest installed base of civil and military full flight simulators and training devices. Through our global network of 24 aviation training centres, equipped with over 115 full-flight simulators, we train more than 50,000 crewmembers yearly. We also offer modelling and simulation software to various market segments and have a professional services division assisting customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs.

Source: CAE INC.

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