Canadian flight simulator company CAE was awarded a contract with the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), for its CAE Flightscape for a comprehensive flight recorder playback and analysis laboratory. The GACA laboratory will provide the capability to readout and analyze information from aircraft flight data and cockpit voice recorders. "We investigate every civil aviation accident in the KSA, and we issue safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents by determining the probable cause. The addition of a flight recorder lab will significantly improve our ability and timeliness to fulfill this primary mandate," said Capt. Mohammed Ali Jamjoom, vice president of Safety & Economic Regulation (S&ER) within GACA. CAE said the laboratory is based on technology and processes originally developed at the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. CAE Flightscape staff have built or augmented flight recorder laboratories for agencies in the Middle East, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, and North America.