* CAE signs contracts for civil aviation training solutions
CAE Bell 412EP simulator for Abu Dhabi Aviation
CAE, October 09, 2014 - Montreal, Canada - CAE today announced it has signed a series of civil aviation training solutions contracts including a Bell 412EP simulator to Abu Dhabi Aviation.
Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA), the largest commercial helicopter operator in the Middle East, has purchased a Level D Bell 412EP helicopter full-flight simulator (FFS) from CAE as well as training centre operations services under a multi-year agreement.
"Our pilots have been training in CAE's global network of training centres for close to 10 years, and we are pleased to expand our relationship with the purchase of this state-of-the-art simulator and to benefit from CAE's expertise in training centre operations over the long term," said H.E Nadir Al Hammadi, Chairman of ADA. "Simulation significantly reduces our fuel costs, maximizes the time we use our helicopters for operational needs and at the same time increases safety."
The Bell 412EP simulator is a Level D CAE 3000 Series FFS model equipped with the latest generation visual system, the CAE Tropos-6000XR.
The simulator features CAE's revolutionary roll-on/roll-off cockpit design, which enables cockpits representing various helicopter types to be used in the simulator. When a cockpit is not used in the full-flight simulator, it will be used as a fixed-based flight training device (FTD) for systems procedures and maintenance training.
The Bell 412EP simulator will be installed in the new ADA Training Centre in Abu Dhabi and will be ready for training by the end of 2015.
About CAE: CAE is a global leader in providing comprehensive training solutions based on world-leading simulation technology and integrated training services. The company employs 8,000 people at more than 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries. Our vision is to be our customers' Partner of Choice and we take a long-term approach to customer relationships. We offer our civil aviation and defence and security customers a complete range of highly innovative product, service and training centre solutions designed to help them meet their mission critical needs for safety, efficiency and readiness. We provide similar solutions to customers in healthcare and mining. CAE has the largest installed base of civil and military flight simulators, supported by a range of after-sales services, and has been serving the needs of its customers for nearly 70 years. We have the broadest training services network in the world and offer civil aviation, military and helicopter training services in 67 locations worldwide and train more than 120,000 civil and military crewmembers annually.