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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

CAE Oxford Academy to Modernize Fleet With 35 Piper Trainers

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy plans to introduce 35 Piper single-engine and twin-engine training aircraft into its fleet as part of a five-year replenishment agreement between the two companies.

Piper has been designated as the preferred aircraft provider for CAE as part of the agreement, which includes firm orders for 22 Archer TX trainers and 13 twin-engine trainers. Deliveries are scheduled to begin during the spring, with 27 of the new aircraft going to Oxford's location in Phoenix, Ariz., and eight being sent later in 2013 to the facility in Oxford, U.K.

The trainers will be the first ab initio aircraft to feature CAE-designed flight data analysis and cockpit video recording systems. All of the aircraft will be equipped with Garmin G1000 avionics and satellite enhanced dual antenna traffic awareness technology.

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