CAE adds three flight training organizations to CAE Global Academy

    - Total of six schools and over 1,000 cadets trained annually

    MONTREAL, April 11 /CNW Telbec/ - (NYSE:   CGT; TSX: CAE) - CAE has added
three new flight training organizations to its CAE Global Academy bringing the
number of schools in its network to six and increasing the supply of pilots
that will graduate and be licensed annually from over 600 to over 1,000.
    The three new flight training organizations (FTO) are SAA Flight
Training, based in San Diego, California, U.S. (part of Scandinavian Aviation
Academy, of the Volito Group); Hub'Air, based in Brussels, Belgium with
training facilities in France; and Moncton Flight College, based in Moncton,
New Brunswick, Canada.
    "We are proud to welcome these new flight training organizations to the
CAE Global Academy. The span of our partners in the area of ab-initio training
is becoming more and more global to complement our training network. We now
offer ab-initio flight training around the world including in the emerging
markets of Asia, India and China which are experiencing a critical pilot
shortage," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group President, Innovation and Civil
Training & Services. "With the global jet fleet expected to almost double in
the next 20 years, industry sources estimate demand for new pilots at 18,000
    The CAE Global Academy is a worldwide network of flight training
organizations. It offers pilot candidates an optimized program with standard
operating procedures, to ensure their development into highly qualified pilots
with the potential to be recruited as first officers on a commercial aircraft.
    Students will receive traditional ab-initio training at CAE Global
Academy. Upon graduation, they can register for CAE's pilot provisioning
program where they will receive type-rating qualification through CAE's global
training network. CAE is under contract with numerous airlines to recruit,
qualify, and train pilot candidates for eventual hire by the airlines. In the
future, CAE will utilize the CAE Global Academy to introduce a standardized
Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) curriculum and courseware along with supporting
flight training devices.

    SAA Flight Training has trained pilots towards commercial licenses and
ratings since 1994. It has seen a rapid expansion because of increased
requests for flight training in the last year. With international ties and
broad expertise and experience, SAA Flight Training meets today's challenge of
providing high-quality pilots to the rapid growing markets around the world.
Based at San Diego's Gilespie Field, SAA Flight Training trains 150 students
per year, from the U.S., Europe and India. For more information, visit

    Hub'Air is a leading aviation training company providing ab-initio
airline pilot training in three different locations. Its principal training
location is in Brussels but it also has arrangements to use the flight
training facilities of two French schools: Cannes Aviation, the French Diamond
Centre, and EPAG, the training school for Air France cadets. Hub'Air trains
100 students per year from Western Europe and Russia and has the capacity to
train over 200 students by making use of its training locations in France. For
more information, visit

    Moncton Flight College is the oldest flight school in Canada. Since 1929,
over 15,000 pilots have trained there. The college trains 125 students per
year from Canada, Europe and China, and has the capacity to train 250. For
more information, visit

    CAE is a world leader in providing simulation and modelling technologies,
and integrated training services to the civil aviation industry and defence
forces around the globe. We design, manufacture and supply simulation
equipment and offer training and services. This includes integrated modelling,
simulation and training solutions for commercial airlines, business aircraft
operators, aircraft manufacturers and military organizations and a global
network of training centres for pilots, and in some instances, cabin crew and
maintenance workers.
    With annual revenues of over C$1 billion, CAE operates in 19 countries
around the world. CAE has sold nearly 700 simulators and training devices to
airlines, aircraft manufacturers, training centres and defence forces for air
and ground purposes in more than 40 countries. We have over 110 full-flight
simulators in more than 20 aviation training centres, serving approximately
3,500 airlines, aircraft operators and manufacturers across the globe. CAE
licenses its simulation software to various market segments and has a
professional services division assisting customers with a wide range of
simulation-based needs.

For further information:

For further information: CAE contacts: Nathalie Bourque, Vice President,
Global Communications, (514) 734-5788,; Investor
relations: Andrew Arnovitz, Director, Investor Relations, (514) 734-5760,; On the Web:

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