CAE awarded product and service contracts valued at C$109 million

    - CAE sells two Boeing 787 simulators to Japan Airlines
    - CAE awarded series of European military contracts, including EH101
      simulator for Italian Navy
    - CAE to train US Navy C-40A crews

    MONTREAL, April 3 /CNW Telbec/ - (NYSE:   CGT; TSX: CAE) - CAE today
announced a series of product and service contracts valued at C$109 million.
The contracts are with Japan Airlines for two Boeing 787 simulators, with
AgustaWestland for an EH101 full crew mission simulator, with the German Armed
Forces for maintenance and support services and with the United States Navy
for the training of C-40A pilots and crew chiefs at CAE's Dallas training

    Two Boeing 787 simulators to Japan Airlines

    CAE has sold two CAE 7000 Series Boeing 787 full-flight simulators (FFSs)
to Japan Airlines (JAL). At list prices, including buyer-furnished data and
equipment, the contract is valued at approximately C$36 million. These are the
first two full-flight simulator (FFS) sales that CAE has announced in fiscal
    The CAE 7000 Series B787 simulators for JAL will feature CAE's electric
motion system and next-generation visual solution, including the new
CAE Tropos-6000(R) visual system and Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS)
projectors. In addition, JAL has ordered a CAE Simfinity(R) B787 integrated
procedures trainer (IPT). The first B787 FFS will be delivered to JAL's
training centre at Haneda Airport in 2008.
    "We are extremely pleased that the close, long-term relationship we have
had with Japan Airlines will continue with the B787 program," said Marc
Parent, CAE's Group President, Simulation Products and Military Training &
Services. "As airlines begin to address their upcoming B787 training
requirements, we believe our technology leadership, experience, and focus on
customer support makes CAE the ideal B787 training partner."

    A series of European military contracts

    CAE has also won a series of European military contracts valued at more
than C$61 million.
    CAE was awarded a contract by AgustaWestland to design an EH101 full crew
mission simulator (FCMS) for the Marina Militare Italiana (Italian Navy). The
EH101 FCMS will include the full mission flight simulator (FMFS) for training
EH101 pilots and the rear crew trainer (RCT) for training the rear crew in the
operation of all tactical, sensor, and weapon systems in the aircraft. The two
trainers can be operated as standalone training devices or networked to
provide full crew mission training. AgustaWestland will serve as prime
contractor for the program with Italian industry, including Meteor, providing
key subsystems such as the radar environment simulation.
    "We are proud to be working with AgustaWestland and Italian industry once
again as we begin design and development of a comprehensive EH101 training
solution for the Italian Navy," said Parent. "As the military rotorcraft
market continues to grow, CAE is well-positioned due to our extensive
helicopter simulation experience, particularly for naval helicopters requiring
a training solution for both the flight and rear crews."
    The EH101 FCMS will be delivered to Naval Air Station Luni in early 2010.
The EH101 FMFS will feature the CAE Medallion-6000(TM) visual system with
Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) projectors and a 220 degrees x 60 degrees
field-of-view display system. CAE will also lead development of the sonar
simulation for the RCT. The Italian Navy has ordered 22 out of
24 EH101 helicopters to be used for anti-submarine warfare, amphibious
support, and airborne early warning.
    In Germany, CAE will continue to provide on-site maintenance and support
services for all German Armed Forces' flight simulators including Eurofighter,
Tornado and P-3C Orion training devices. In addition, CAE will provide
maintenance and logistics support, repair services, and engineering support
for the helicopter simulators located at the German Army Aviation School at
Bueckeburg. CAE will team with Indra of Spain to design and develop
two EC135 FTDs for use at Eurocopter training centres in Germany and the
United States.

    United States Navy C-40A training

    CAE has won a five-year contract valued at approximately C$12 million to
train United States Navy (USN) C-40A pilots and crew chiefs at CAE's Dallas
training center. The C-40A is a Navy-configured Boeing 737-700 aircraft used
to provide intra-theater transportation of passengers and cargo as well as
logistics support to the Navy.
    CAE will provide comprehensive classroom and simulator instruction for
all USN C-40A pilots and crew chiefs, including initial, transition, and
recurrent training. CAE has provided the US Navy with C-40A training since
    "CAE provides high-quality, customized training solutions in locations
that are convenient to our customers. We are confident the Navy's C-40A pilots
and crew chiefs will continue to receive training that prepares them for
mission success," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group President, Innovation and
Civil Training & Services.

    About CAE

    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,; Trade media:
Chris Stellwag, Director, Marketing Communications, Simulation Products and
Military Training & Services, (813) 887-1242,; Investor
relations: Andrew Arnovitz, Director, Investor Relations, (514) 734-5760,; On the Web:

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