CAE has sold a CAE 7000 Series ATR 72-500 FFS to Mount Cook Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air New Zealand. The simulator will be delivered to Auckland in the first half of 2010. The simulator will incorporate a full six-degree-of-freedom CAE True™ electric motion system and a CAE Tropos-6000 visual system with LCoS projectors. The FFS is expected to be qualified to applicable Level D flight simulation training device standards by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand and other national aviation authorities.
Update and Relocation Services
CAE has signed a contract with Aer Lingus, Ireland's national airline, to perform a major update to a CAE-built Airbus A320 FFS. The update will include upgrading the cockpit to reflect the current Airbus Standard as well as upgrading the hydraulic motion system with the CAE True electric motion system. CAE will also update the visual system with the CAE Tropos-6000 image generator and LCoS projectors. The updated simulator will be ready for training in mid-2010.
CAE has signed a contract with the Finnair Flight Training Center to perform a major update to its CAE-built Airbus A330/340 FFS. The simulator, originally built in 1992 by CAE for ZFB Berlin, was acquired by Finnair earlier this year and relocated by CAE to the Finnair Flight Training Center in Helsinki. CAE has just completed the GE engine update on this simulator. The simulator is presently being used in training and the next major update is scheduled for completion by mid-2010. CAE will also upgrade the cockpit to reflect the current Airbus Standard 2.3 for A330/340 aircraft.
CAE will relocate nine FFSs and flight training devices (FTDs) for China Airlines — the national carrier of the Republic of China (Taiwan) — and the China Aviation Development Foundation (CADF). The equipment will be moved from Taipei Songshan Airport to a new consolidated training centre at Taoyuan International Airport, China Airlines’ base of operations in northern Taiwan.
All of the FFSs and FTDs were originally built by CAE. The six full-flight simulators include a Boeing 747-400, 747-400F, Airbus 330/340 and 330-200 owned by China Airlines plus Boeing 737-800 and Airbus 300-600R FFSs owned by CADF. The three flight training devices are Boeing 737-800 and 747-400 FTDs for CADF, and an Airbus 330/340 for China Airlines.
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Contracts valued at approximately C$60 million.
It has sold six simulators to customers in Asia and North America.
CAE and AirAsia Expand Relationship to Establish Airline Training Centre of Excellence Joint Venture
The joint venture will also be responsible for the complete training of all of AirAsia's pilots, cabin crew and maintenance and ground services personnel.
Qantas Airways, Shanghai Eastern Flight Training Centre (SEFTC), and a customer in India are the buyers.