Canadian simulator-maker CAE (Stand A1002) is to supply Malaysian-based low-fare carrier AirAsia with a Boeing 737 full-flight simulator under an agreement announced on the eve of the show.

The 10-year aviation training agreement provides for the installation and operation of the simulator, which will be used to train Boeing 737-300/400/500 pilots for AirAsia and third-party customers.

The unit is due to be installed around the third quarter of the year at the airline's new six-bay training centre near Kuala Lumpur airport. CAE forecasts C$16 million ($12 million) in revenue over the life of the agreement.

CAE's Asia-Pacific customers include Air China, Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Asiana, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Cathay Pacific, Eva Airways, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas and Singapore Airlines. The company has also established a training joint venture with China Southern Airlines in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, and operates an Airbus A320 simulator at Singapore Airlines' training centre.

Source: Flight Daily News