MONTREAL, QUEBEC, 12 Dec. 2008. CAE won contracts to design and manufacture three full-flight simulators (FFSs) and associated training devices valued at more than $40 million for Saudi Arabian Airlines and the Hua Ou Aviation Training Centre in Beijing, China.
Saudi Arabian Airlines has ordered two CAE 7000 Series Airbus A320 FFSs, a CAE Simfinity Airbus A320 Level 5 flight training device (FTD), and suite of CAE Simfinity Airbus Pilot Transition (APT) trainers and Airbus Competence Training (ACT) classrooms for the A320, A330, and A340 aircraft. The training solutions will be delivered in 2009 to the Prince Sultan Aviation Training Academy in Jeddah.
"Saudi Arabian Airlines continues to grow and expand their operations and we are pleased they have selected CAE's true fidelity simulation equipment to support their Airbus pilot training program," says Marc Parent.
The Hua Ou Aviation Training Centre, a joint venture of Airbus and the China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS), has ordered a CAE 7000 Series Airbus A330/340 convertible FFS. The simulator will be convertible to five types of A330 and A340 aircraft, including the A330-200 with three different engine types, the A340-300 and the A340-600. The simulator will be delivered in 2009 to the Hua Ou Aviation Training Centre in Beijing, China.
The Hua Ou Aviation Training Centre operates as one of the official Airbus Training Centres, providing a range of training services to airlines operating Airbus aircraft. The centre offers training for pilots, cabin crew, and maintenance personnel.
"This investment is part of Hua Ou's plan to continuously enhance its support to the Chinese and Asian customers with a high standard of training and state-of-the-art facilities," asys Raymond Lim, general manager of Hua Ou. "The new simulator has incorporated the latest development of aviation technology and will help ensure our training standard."