CAE today announced that it has sold four Level D full-flight simulators (FFS), including an ATR 42/72-600 FFS to European aircraft manufacturer ATR; a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 FFS to Ethiopian Airlines, the flag carrier of Ethiopia; and two FFSs, an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 737, to Shanghai Eastern Flight Training Centre, the training subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines. CAE also received contracts for training devices and for simulator update services from several airlines.
The contracts are worth a total of more than C$50 million at list prices, and bring the total number of FFS sales to 25 for the current fiscal year.
This is the second CAE FFS for ATR's new -600 program. The world's first FFS to replicate the ATR42-600 and ATR72-600 cockpits is currently being deployed at ATR's training centre headquarters in Toulouse, France. The second FFS will be ready for training by the end of 2012 at a location to be announced. The contract also includes a second CAE SimfinityTM maintenance/flight simulation training device (MFSTD) and a CAE brief/debrief station.
The Q400 FFS is CAE's first simulator sale to Ethiopian. The CAE 5000 Series FFS will incorporate a CAE Tropos-6000 visual system and will be qualified to Level D standards. The FFS will be delivered by the end of 2012 to the Ethiopian Aviation Academy in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.
The A320 and Boeing 737 FFSs for Shanghai Eastern Flight Training Centre (SEFTC) are CAE 7000 Series Level D simulators with CAE Tropos-6000 visual systems. The FFSs will be delivered to SEFTC at its facilities at Shanghai Pudong Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone in China in the first half of 2013.
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