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CAE lands $288M in aerospace simulator contracts


March 23, 2010
by PLANT STAFF

A CAE Series 7000 flight simulator.

Photo: CAE

MONTREAL: CAE Inc. has racked up $288 million worth of contracts this week.

The Montreal-based manufacturer of simulation and modelling technologies for the aerospace and military industries sold three CAE 7000 Series full-flight simulators (FFS) to Lion Air, an Indonesian domestic airline, in a deal worth more than $38 million.

It also announced a $250 million contract from the Government of Canada for a comprehensive CH147F Chinook helicopter aircrew training solution.

The Canadian contract was awarded under the Operational Training Systems Provider (OTSP) program and supports Canada’s new fleet of 15 CH147F Chinook medium-to-heavy lift helicopters.

During the acquisition phase, CAE will lead the design and development of a CH147F military training suite.

The second phase kicks in with delivery in early 2014 when CAE leads the aircrew-training program.

Other companies working on this program are based in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

In the Lion Air deal, one FFS is for an ATR72-500 aircraft and the other two are for Boeing 737-900ER models. CAE will also deliver two CAE Simfinity integrated procedures trainers (IPTs).

Two simulators and two Boeing 737NG IPTs will be delivered to the Lion Air Training Centre at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia in 2011. The third simulator will be delivered later.

The simulators will incorporate full six-degree-of-freedom CAE True electric motion systems and new-generation CAE Tropos-6000 visual systems, including liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) projectors and 200- by 40-degree field-of-view visual displays.
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