CAE Certifies Worldwide Training Centers Under a Single Type Rating Training Organization

Montreal, September 30, 2008 – CAE announced that five of its worldwide training centres have been certified under one Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) TRTO certificate, ensuring smoother regulatory transitions for CAE’s clients across the CAE global network. CAE's long term plan is to certify all training centres in its global network.

TRTO certification enables CAE clients to receive the same standardized, high-quality training, utilizing identical course content and training aids, from different CAE training centres across the globe. In addition, certification also simplifies the regulatory process for both CAE and its clients. For example, if the client requires course approval from his regulator for his operating certificate, the approval process only needs to be completed once no matter how many CAE centres the client chooses to train from.

“This is an important milestone for CAE,” said Jeff Roberts, CAE’s Group President, Innovation and Civil Training & Services. “We are a global company, with established training centres in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Creating regulatory efficiencies and standardization within our network is essential for our clients to experience the same high-quality training and culture of service excellence CAE is known for, independent of where they choose to train.”

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$1.4 billion, CAE employs approximately 7,000 people at more than 75 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 27 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.