CAE wins contracts for three CAE 7000 Series full-flight simulators and training devices valued at C$51 million



    
    - CAE to build A330/A340 FFS for US Federal Aviation Administration
    - First-time customer Virgin Blue to receive B737NG FFS
    - Air France orders A320 FFS
    - Japan Airlines orders Boeing 787 maintenance trainers
    

    MONTREAL, Aug. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - (NYSE:   CGT; TSX: CAE) - CAE has signed
contracts to design and manufacture three CAE 7000 Series full-flight
simulators (FFSs) and a suite of Boeing 787 maintenance training devices
valued at C$51 million at list prices. This brings the total FFS sales that
CAE has announced in fiscal 2008 to 16, including two Phenom FFS committed to
by the CAE-Embraer planned joint-venture and previously announced on May 28,
2007.
    CAE won a contract to design and manufacture a CAE 7000 Series Airbus
A330/A340 full-flight simulator for the United States Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA).
    The A330/A340 convertible FFS for the FAA will be delivered in the summer
of 2008 to the FAA's Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma. The FAA will use the simulator for evaluator training as well as for
research and development (R&D) initiatives. For example, the FAA plans to
network the A330/A340 FFS to an existing CAE-built B737 simulator to perform
real-time operational evaluations of closely separated aircraft. The FAA will
also use the simulator to examine issues such as multiple aircraft parallel
approaches, converging approaches, and simultaneous aircraft operation on
parallel runways.
    The Boeing 737NG FFS for Virgin Blue will be delivered to a training
centre in Melbourne, Australia later this year. The simulator will feature the
CAE TrueTM electric motion system, a new state-of-the-art all-electric motion
system providing more accurate and authentic cues for pilot training. This
contract is CAE's first with Virgin Blue, Australia's award-winning low fare
airline.
    "We're excited to be developing the A330/A340 simulator for the FAA as
they plan a number of important R&D initiatives designed specifically to
improve efficiency and safety of the US national airspace," said Marc Parent,
CAE's Group President, Simulation Products and Military Training & Services.
"We're also pleased to welcome Virgin Blue to our long list of simulation
equipment customers. CAE offers the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of
simulation products and we look forward to a long-term business partnership
with Virgin Blue as they continue to grow and expand their operations."
    Air France has signed a contract to purchase a CAE 7000 Series Airbus
A320 FFS that will be delivered later this year to the Air France training
centre at the Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Airport. The simulator will feature
CAE's next-generation visual solution, including the new CAE Tropos(R)-6000
visual system and Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) projectors. This marks the
first time Air France has selected CAE's Tropos visual system for a FFS.
    "This CAE-built A320 simulator featuring CAE's Tropos-6000 combined with
LCoS projectors is a step forward in achieving the highest standard of quality
available for Air France pilot training," said Serge Gourlaouen, Deputy Vice
President of the Air France Crew Training Centre.
    Japan Airlines International Co. Ltd. (JAL) has added to its existing
order of Boeing 787 simulation equipment from CAE by ordering a Boeing 787
Level 5 maintenance training device and a suite of CAE Simfinity(R) virtual
maintenance trainers. The Boeing 787 maintenance trainers will complement the
two Boeing 787 FFSs and Boeing 787 integrated procedures trainer that JAL has
already ordered from CAE to provide JAL with a comprehensive Boeing 787
training solution for both flight and maintenance crews.

    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 100 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, nathalie.bourque@cae.com; Trade media:
Chris Stellwag, Director, Marketing Communications, Simulation Products and
Military Training & Services, (813) 887-1242, chris.stellwag@cae.com; Investor
relations: Andrew Arnovitz, Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategy,
(514) 734-5760, andrew.arnovitz@cae.com; On the Web: www.cae.com

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