CAE has announced a series of contracts valued at C$180 million ($137 million), the majority of which involve airlines in the Asia-Pacific.
Contracts include a ten year deal with Vietnam Airlines involving pilot training for the Airbus A320 and A350 aircraft, as well as the Boeing 787. A separate Vietnam Airlines statement says the package includes three simulators, one for each type of aircraft, to be located at Ho Chi Minh City.
CAE also renewed an A330 training equipment deal with South Korea’s Asiana Airlines for another seven years.
The Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence, a joint venture between CAE and Malaysia low-cost carrier AirAsia, will receive three full-flight simulators, comprising one each for the A320, A350, and 787.
China’s QhongQing Yu Xiang Aviation will get on eA320 full-flight simulator an done A320 flight training device.
In addition, CAE will provide five full-flight simultoars for several types to “undisclosed customers in North America, the Middle East, and Asia.”
"Demand for professional pilots is rising globally, and CAE is honored to be the training partner of choice of these airline customers and operators, supporting their growing pilot training needs", says Nick Leontidis, group president, Civil Aviation Training Solutions.
"These contracts are a testament to our enduring commitment to serving the global pilot training market with the most innovative training solutions."
Overall, the announcments represent nine full-flight simulators.
Source: Cirium Dashboard