NBAA, Atlanta, GA, Sept. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, CAE and Bombardier
announced they will add a new Global Express aircraft full-flight simulator
(FFS) to CAE's business aviation training network. This announcement follows
CAE's appointment in June 2007 as Bombardier's Authorized Training Provider
for the Global Express, Global 5000, and Global Express XRS aircraft programs.
The new Global Express aircraft full-flight simulator will be deployed at
Emirates-CAE Flight Training in Dubai, U.A.E., to address growing demand in
the Middle East. It is scheduled to enter service by mid-2009. It is also part
of CAE's broader business aviation training network expansion announced
yesterday. Global aircraft training will continue to be offered at
Bombardier's Montreal training centre and, as announced in June 2007, will be
offered at CAE's Burgess Hill training centre in the U.K. starting in the
spring of 2008.
"The new training program will bring CAE's training network closer to the
customer than ever before," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group President,
Innovation and Civil Training & Services. "CAE will be ready to provide
first-class training support, whether the demand is in North America, Europe,
the Middle East or Asia."
"CAE's business aviation network is the ideal complement to our
Bombardier Training Centres in Montreal and Dallas," said Gary Scott,
President, Bombardier Aircraft Services and New Commercial Aircraft Program.
"The CAE network offers Bombardier customers more choice in more locations,
with access to the same high-quality standardized training offered at our
facilities in Montreal and Dallas."
As part of the Authorized Training Provider agreement signed in June, CAE
and Bombardier will collaborate to provide state-of-the-art training programs
for pilots and maintenance crews that will include Bombardier's Original
Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) courseware. The programs will also incorporate
the latest simulation-based training methodologies, such as CAE Simfinity(R)
tools. These programs will be delivered by both CAE and Bombardier to
Location of Challenger 300 aircraft full-flight simulator confirmed
CAE and Bombardier have confirmed that the location for the
Challenger 300 aircraft full-flight simulator announced last June will be CAE
SimuFlite's North East Training Centre (NETC) in Morristown, New Jersey. This
Challenger 300 aircraft full-flight simulator is scheduled to enter service by
the end of 2008.
About Bombardier (BBD : TSX)
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from
regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems
and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada.
Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2007, were $14.8 billion US,
and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD).
News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
Bombardier, Global Express XRS, Bombardier Global 5000 and Challenger 300
are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
About CAE (NYSE : CGT; TSX : CAE)
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 billion, CAE
employs more than 5,500 people at more than 75 sites and training locations in
19 countries. We have the largest installed base of civil and military
full-flight simulators and training devices. Through our global network of
24 aviation training centres, equipped with over 115 full-flight simulators,
we train more than 50,000 crewmembers yearly. We also offer modelling and
simulation software to various market segments and have a professional
services division assisting customers with a wide range of simulation-based
For further information:
For further information: Bombardier Aerospace contacts: Marc Duchesne,
Senior Advisor, Public Relations and Communications, Bombardier Aerospace,
(514) 855-7989, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAE contacts: Nathalie
Bourque, Vice President, Public Affairs and Global Communications, CAE, (514)
734-5788, email@example.com; Investor relations: Andrew Arnovitz, Vice
President, Investor Relations and Strategy, (514) 734-5760,