CAE 5000 Series Simulator Surpasses 15,000 Hours of Training

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- CAE announces that its CAE 5000 Series full-flight simulator (FFS), which was launched in March 2007 and entered service a year ago, has surpassed 15,000 hours of training in its first year of service.

CAE also announced that a CAE 5000 Series A320 FFS for Aeroflot Russian Airlines -- as well as a CAE 5000 Series A320 FFS for the Zhuhai Flight Training Centre in China -- have recently achieved Level D certification, the highest qualification for flight simulators. The Zhuhai Flight Training Centre, a joint venture of China Southern Airlines and CAE, had its first CAE 5000 Series FFS certified by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). In addition, two CAE 5000 Series B737NG FFSs for Ryanair have recently been qualified, which Ryanair will use specifically for recurrent training.

"CAE continues to be the market leader because of our close customer relationships, our intense focus on simulation and training and our drive for continuous innovation and technological leadership," says Marc Parent, CAE's Chief Operating Officer. "The CAE 5000 Series was the result of close collaboration with customers to deliver a breakthrough full-flight simulator delivering increased flexibility, enhanced efficiency, and reduced costs. CAE offers the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of simulation products and training services-including the CAE 5000 Series-and is in the best position to help airlines meet their training requirements in today's challenging business climate."

More than 30 CAE 5000 Series FFS are either in-service or scheduled to enter service this year. CAE 5000 Series FFS have been sold to airlines and training organizations such as Lufthansa Flight Training, Qantas, Aeroflot and Ryanair, as well as deployed throughout CAE's global training network. The CAE 5000 Series has been designed for a variety of aircraft types, including the Airbus A320, Boeing 737NG, Embraer Phenom 100/300, Bombardier Q400 and a range of other business aircraft.

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