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CAE Signs Major Commercial Aviation Training Contract With Lion Air to Support the Airline’s International Growth

Apr 7, 2016, 07:30 AM by Christian Newski

Singapore, February 16, 2016​

CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) announced today at the 2016 Singapore Airshow that is has signed a training equipment contract including the sale of five full-flight simulators (FFS) – three (3) Boeing 737MAX, one (1) A320NEO and one (1) ATR72-600 – to support Lion Air’s growing training needs. The agreement also includes the provision of CAE’s EASA compliant ATPL ground-school training program for the airline’s three flight schools located in Indonesia.

The three (3) Boeing 737MAX and the A320NEO simulators are CAE 7000XR Series FFS, and the ATR72-600 simulator is a CAE 7000 Series FFS. All full-flight simulators will be equipped with CAE’s latest innovative Tropos 6000XR visual system, offering unprecedented realism. The delivery of the training equipment will begin in February 2017 to the airline’s training center in Jakarta, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur.

CAE’s EASA compliant ATPL ground-school training program provides aspiring pilots the highest-quality theoretical knowledge that is needed to continue their training as part of their path to becoming competent Lion Air first-officers and pilots.

“We are delighted to have chosen CAE to support our growing training needs as we continue to expand our business in the region," said Edward Sirait, CEO of Lion Air Group. "With CAE's suite of training solutions, from state-of-the-art full-flight simulators to certified courseware, we are confident that our crews will be receiving world-class pilot training, offering our guests superior service across our flight network. We are pleased to be teaming up with a global leader and expect our relationship with CAE to grow over the years."

"We are honoured to expand our relationship with Lion Air by supplying the most-advanced training solutions to support their growth," said Nick Leontidis, Civil Aviation Training Solutions at CAE. "This order of (5) five full-flight simulators, a certified training courseware and a training management system, is a testament to our dedication as the leading worldwide training partner and to our comprehensive range of training solutions. We look forward to our continued relationship with Lion Air long into the future.” 

Lion Air has been a customer of CAE since 2007 and with this order the airline now has over 17 CAE-built full-flight simulators in training and on order.

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