CAE sold five Level D full-flight simulators (FFS) to customers in Asia, the company announced Thursday. The contracts are worth a total of about US$64 million.
Air China ordered a CAE 7000 Series Airbus A320 and Boeing 737-800 FFSs to delivered to the Air China training centre in Beijing. The simulators will be certified to Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators, by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
The CAE 7000 Series Boeing 737 FFS, selected by Shandong Airlines of China, will be qualified to CAAC's Level D standards. The simulator will be delivered to the Shandong Airlines training centre in Qingdao, China.
The Cebu Pacific-CAE aviation academy, which is scheduled to start operations in the third quarter of 2012 in Clark Freeport Zone, northwest of Manila in the Philippines, selected an an A320 FFS. The joint venture will initially cater to Airbus A319/320/321 series pilot type-rating training requirements and will provide "wet" instructor-led type-rating training for Cebu Air's current and new-hire pilots. Initial, recurrent, conversion and jet indoctrination training will also be available to other Airbus operators.
The CAE 5000 Series A320 FFS for Alpha Aviation Group will be delivered to its training academy at Clark Freeport Zone in the Philippines. Formed by UK-based C&C Alpha Group Limited and Singapore-based Prescient Systems & Technologies Pte. Ltd. (an associate company of Singapore Technologies Engineering Limited), Alpha Aviation Group Limited has aviation academies in the UK, UAE and the Philippines. Alpha Aviation Group (Philippines) Inc. is an Approved Training Organization (ATO) and a certified Type Rating Training Organization (TRTO) for the training of A320 commercial pilots for airlines in the Asia Pacific region.
CAE also received contracts for CAE Simfinity integrated procedures trainers and for simulator update services from several airlines.