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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

CAE: Majority of Flight Simulator Sales in Asia, Australasia

According to Canadian flight simulation and training company CAE, 60 percent of its flight simulator sales went to operators in Asia and Australasia during its fiscal 2013. The company announced Wednesday new orders for five full-flight simulators (FFS) from airlines and OEMs in Asia, Australasia, North America and Europe totaling $34.5 million.

(CAE's C-130J Simulator. Photo, courtesy of CAE.)

During fiscal year 2013, CAE announced a total of 35 FFS sold, with operators in North America accounting for 23 percent of simulators sold and European operators accounting for 17 percent. Those number reflect the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) projected air traffic growth rates, with the Asia-Pacific region projected to lead the globe in passenger demand over the next decade. 

Additionally, CAE announced new military contracts and options valued at $128 million, including a Sikorsky MH-60R avionics maintenance trainer and weapons load trainer for the Royal Australian Navy, construction of a training facility for the Kuwaiti Air Force and a C-130J weapon systems trainer and support for the U.S. Air Force KC-135 program. More

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