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November 17, 2015 14:00 ET

New Zealand Defence Force commences SH-2G(I) simulator training

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND--(Marketwired - Nov. 17, 2015) - (NYSE:CAE)(TSX:CAE) - Today at the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) annual forum, CAE announced it has commenced the provision of maintenance and support services on the New Zealand Defence Force's (NZDF) SH-2G(I) helicopter synthetic training devices.

The NZDF recently recommissioned a SH-2G(I) Full-Mission Flight Simulator (FMFS), which was acquired as part of the acquisition of ten SH-2G(I) helicopters. Over the past year, CAE installed the SH-2G(I) FMFS as well as six SH-2G(I) part-task trainers at Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Auckland. CAE New Zealand Pty Ltd, with initial assistance from its subcontractor Beca Applied Technologies Ltd, will provide on-site maintenance and support services for the next 15 years.

"Our CAE New Zealand team is committed to providing world-class maintenance services that will help ensure the availability of the SH-2G(I) training devices that support the NZDF's training program," said Peter Redman, Vice President and General Manager, CAE Asia/Pacific, Defence & Security. "We look forward to a long-term partnership that will contribute to the safety and readiness of the NZDF's SH-2G(I) helicopter aircrews."

Over the next year, CAE will also perform major updates to the SH-2G(I) FMFS, including updates to the host computer, sensor systems, tactical environment simulation software, and the instructor operator station. The SH-2G(I) FMFS will also be upgraded using the latest-generation CAE Medallion-6000 image generator and Common Database (CDB) architecture.

About CAE

CAE's Defence & Security business unit focuses on helping prepare our customers to develop and maintain the highest levels of mission readiness. We are a world-class training systems integrator offering a comprehensive portfolio of training centres, training services and simulation products across the air, land, sea and public safety market segments. We serve our global defence and security customers through regional operations in Canada; the United States/Latin America; Europe/Middle East/Africa; and Asia/Pacific, all of which leverage the full breadth of CAE's capabilities, technologies and solutions.

CAE is a global leader in 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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Note to editors: A photo of the SH-2G(I) Full-Mission Flight Simulator is available at www.cae.com/photos

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Contact Information

  • CAE contacts:
    Helene V. Gagnon, Vice President,
    Public Affairs and Global Communications
    +1-514-340-5536
    helene.v.gagnon@cae.com

    Trade media:
    Chris Stellwag, Director,
    Marketing Communications - Defence and Security
    +1-813-887-1242
    chris.stellwag@cae.com

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