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November 02, 2015 12:36 ET

CAE signs long-term training services agreement with KLM Cityhopper for Embraer pilot training in Amsterdam

WARSAW, POLAND--(Marketwired - Nov. 2, 2015) - (NYSE:CAE)(TSX:CAE)

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CAE announced today at the 14th European Airline Training Symposium (EATS) that it has signed an exclusive 5-year pilot training agreement with KLM Cityhopper, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines' regional subsidiary, to support the airline's Embraer 170/190 training needs in Europe.

KLM Cityhopper pilots will begin training at CAE's centre in Amsterdam in 2016 on CAE E170/E190 full-flight simulators, as well as on a CAE flight training device (FTD) allowing practicing essential skills in a realistic virtual environment.

"We are honoured to have been a training partner of KLM for 50 years, and we are proud that the airline selected CAE to support KLM Cityhopper's training needs in Europe," said Nick Leontidis, CAE's Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with KLM by providing high quality pilot training services its crews."

"We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with CAE," said Boet Kreiken, Managing Directorof KLM Cityhopper. "We are happy to provide our crews with professional training services for the Embraer and the last years of operation for the Fokker. We are confident that CAE will continue to deliver with its quality training services."

About KLM Cityhopper

KLM Cityhopper is a regional airline based at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands and was established in April 1991. Wholly-owned by Air France-KLM, KLM Cityhopper operates scheduled short-haul service to 54 destinations across the UK, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland Scandinavia, Italy, Luxembourg and Austria. The airline also operates as a feeder service into Schiphol for its parent's long-haul operations. KLM Cityhopper is a member of the SkyTeam Alliance. KLM Cityhopper currently operates a fleet of 47 aircraft consisting of 28 Embraer E190's and 19 Fokker 70 aircraft. The remaining Fokker 70 fleet will be replaced by new Embraer 175's and 190's over the next three years.

About CAE

CAE is a global leader in the delivery of training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. We design and integrate the industry's most comprehensive training solutions, anchored by the knowledge and expertise of our 8,000 employees, our world-leading simulation technologies and a track record of service and technology innovation spanning seven decades. Our global presence is the broadest in the industry, with 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries, including our joint venture operations, and the world's largest installed base of flight simulators. Each year, we train more than 120,000 civil and defence crewmembers, as well as thousands of healthcare professionals. www.cae.com

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Contact Information

  • CAE contacts:
    Helene V. Gagnon, Vice President,
    Public Affairs and Global Communications,
    +1-514-796-5536
    helene.v.gagnon@cae.com

    Investor relations:
    Andrew Arnovitz, Vice President,
    Strategy and Investor Relations,
    +1-514-734-5760
    andrew.arnovitz@cae.com

    Trade Media:
    Frederic Morais, Marketing Leader,
    Civil Aviation Training Solutions,
    +1-514-506-8331
    frederic.morais@cae.com