ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- (Marketwire - Oct. 21, 2009) - (NYSE:CAE)(TSX:CAE) - CAE announced today at the National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) annual convention that it has initiated its first CAE Simfinity(TM)-equipped classroom for maintenance training at the Honeywell Aerospace Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. High-fidelity, simulation-based multi-screen displays will be used to support technical training across a range of Honeywell-equipped business aircraft platforms.
The first course taught in the CAE Simfinity classroom addresses Air Transport Association (ATA) Level III line maintenance for the Honeywell Primus Epic(R) integrated avionics system. The five-day course began this week, and encompasses operations theory, line replacement unit (LRU) interface, flight modes, troubleshooting, and testing of the Primus Epic system.
"The advanced learning environment of the CAE Simfinity-driven classroom is another element of creating a truly authentic and operationally oriented training experience for the skilled individuals responsible for the airworthiness of corporate fleets - together with the technical product and training expertise of the Honeywell-CAE team," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services.
CAE and Honeywell announced an alliance a year ago at NBAA to provide the aerospace industry with the highest-quality training for technicians and flight operations personnel in locations worldwide. Through this alliance, customers receive an innovative, seamless and consistent training experience incorporating the latest training technology and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) technical expertise. All training is delivered by a joint Honeywell and CAE team of instructors and subject matter experts with proven experience with Honeywell's aircraft products and systems.
The CAE Simfinity product line, which uses the same high-fidelity simulation software as CAE's full-flight simulators, also includes three-dimensional (3D) integrated procedures trainers (IPTs) and two-dimensional (2D) training devices for pilot and maintenance training in either self-paced or instructor-led classroom setups. The CAE Simfinity 2D training devices include the virtual maintenance trainer (VMT), virtual simulator (VSIM), and flight management system trainer (FMST).
CAE is a world leader in providing simulation and modelling technologies and integrated training solutions for the civil aviation industry and defence forces around the globe. With annual revenues exceeding C$1.6 billion, CAE employs more than 6,500 people at more than 90 sites and training locations in 20 countries. We have the largest installed base of civil and military full-flight simulators and training devices. Through our global network of 29 civil aviation and military training centres, we train more than 75,000 crewmembers yearly. We also offer modelling and simulation software to various market segments and, through CAE's professional services division, we assist customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs. www.cae.com