Montreal, September 11, 2008 – (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) – CAE has appointed new management in Asia as part of its strategy to expand its presence in emerging markets. Sebastien Caire was named Vice President, Asia and Australasia, and Suzanne Roy was appointed Vice President, India.
Sebastien Caire is responsible for all civil aviation training and services business activities in Asia and Australasia (except India and the Middle East) and is based in Kuala Lumpur. Sebastien Caire joined CAE in 2001 and has held key managerial positions, including most recently the position of General Manager for CAE’s Madrid training centre where he was responsible for leading CAE’s joint venture with Iberia.
Suzanne Roy is leading the execution of all CAE's initiatives in India, and is based in Bangalore. She originally joined CAE in 2005 as Vice-President, Program Management, with responsibility for the global Program Management team overseeing CAE’s Civil Simulation Products fabrication and implementation programs.
“Asia, Australasia and India are some of the fastest growing air-travel markets in the world and key areas of growth for CAE,” said Jeff Roberts, CAE’s Group President, Training and Services & Innovation. “I’m confident Sebastien and Suzanne’s experience and leadership skills will help position CAE as a local asset and the leading training provider in those regions.”
CAE offers training and support services in China, Malaysia, Singapore and India. In Malaysia, CAE partnered with AirAsia to build a training centre of excellence in Kuala Lumpur, CAE’s newly selected Southeast Asian training hub. Zhuhai Flight Training Centre is the largest independent flight training facility in China for both pilot and technical training. In India, CAE’s Bangalore training centre is in development, as is national flight academy Rajiv Gandhi National Flying Training Institute, owned by CAE and the government of India. CAE is the managing partner of the Indian government’s flight training academy, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA).
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. www.cae.com
The six-bay center is located close to the newly-opened Bangalore International Airport at Devanahalli.
It has sold six simulators to customers in Asia and North America.
CAE is adding IAE V2500 series engine simulation capability to another Airbus A320 full-flight simulator in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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.