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October 18, 2010 13:17 ET

CAE expands global business aviation network

- Emirates-CAE Flight Training in Dubai orders Dassault Falcon 7X FFS

- Cessna Citation Sovereign to be added at CAE North East Training Centre in Morristown, New Jersey

- FAA qualifies Dassault Falcon 50EX FFS at CAE SimuFlite in Dallas

ATLANTA, UNITED STATES--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2010) - (NYSE:CAE)(TSX:CAE) CAE announced today at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) annual convention that it will further expand its global business aircraft training network for pilots and maintenance technicians with the addition of two new full-flight simulators (FFSs).

CAE announced that Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) in Dubai has ordered a new CAE 7000 Series FFS for the Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft. The sale of the FFS to ECFT, a joint venture of Emirates Group and CAE, brings the total number of FFS sales that CAE has announced to date during fiscal year 2011 to 14.

The CAE North East Training Centre in Morristown, New Jersey, near New York City, will install a CAE 5000 Series FFS for the Cessna Citation Sovereign in mid-2011.

CAE also announced that its new CAE Series 5000 Dassault Falcon 50EX FFS located at CAE SimuFlite in Dallas, Texas has been qualified to Level D by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

"CAE has continued to aggressively position advanced training capabilities to serve our business aviation customers more efficiently and effectively," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "We have added 20 new simulators in the CAE global training network the past couple of years, numerous interactive e-Learning courses which bring the power of Level D simulation to the customer's laptop anywhere in the world, and operational performance enhancements such as the CAE Flightscape flight data analysis service. Our commitment is to consistently deliver more for less -- superior technology, higher quality instruction and the most flexible customer service -- to provide customers with the best possible training solutions and value to support their aircraft investment."

CAE has initiated training or announced plans to add 13 new business aircraft and civil helicopter simulators in 2010 and 2011: Bombardier Challenger 300 – Amsterdam; Challenger 604 – Amsterdam; Global Express – Dubai; Learjet 40 / 40XR / 45 / 45XR – Burgess Hill, UK; Bell 412 – Bangalore, India; Cessna Citation II – Burgess Hill; Sovereign – Morristown; Dassault Falcon 7X – Dubai; Falcon 50EX – Dallas; Falcon 900 EX / Falcon 2000EX EASy – Dubai; Embraer Phenom 300 – Dallas; Eurocopter AS350 – Phoenix; and Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 800XPi – Dubai. CAE added seven other new simulators to its business aviation training network in 2009.

CAE offers pilot, maintenance and cabin crew training on more than 80 different business aircraft types from AgustaWestland, Airbus, Bell Helicopter Textron, Boeing, Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Embraer, Eurocopter, Gulfstream, Hawker Beechcraft, and Sikorsky.

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$1.5 billion, CAE employs more than 7,500 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in more than 20 countries. We have the largest installed base of civil and military full-flight simulators and training devices. Through our global network of 29 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.

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Contact Information

  • CAE contacts:
    Nathalie Bourque, Vice President,
    Public Affairs and Global Communications
    514-734-5788
    nathalie.bourque@cae.com
    or
    Trade media:
    Chris Stellwag, Director,
    Marketing Communications, Military and Civil
    813-887-1242
    chris.stellwag@caemilusa.com
    or
    Investor relations:
    Andrew Arnovitz, Vice President,
    Investor Relations and Strategy
    514-734-5760
    andrew.arnovitz@cae.com