CAE won a series of training solutions contracts worth more than C$200 million, including the sale of 14 full-flight simulators (FFS) to airlines and aircraft operators worldwide including Southwest Airlines and Uzbekistan Airlines. The agreements cover a broad range of CAE's training solutions, from the delivery of training equipment to commercial pilot training programs – and contributed to CAE concluding its fiscal year 2016 on March 31, 2016, with a total of 53 FFS sold.
These new contracts include:
Southwest Airlines: Boeing 737NG FFS CAE signed a training equipment contract to support Southwest Airlines' training needs that includes five CAE-built Boeing 737NG 7000 full-flight simulators equipped with the CAE Tropos 6000XR visual systems.
All five full-flight simulators will be delivered to Southwest Airlines' training centre in Dallas and will be ready for training for summer 2017. Southwest Airlines has been a customer of CAE since 2004 and with this order, now has more than 13 CAE-built FFS’ in training and on order.
Uzbekistan Airways: Boeing 767 FFS Uzbekistan Airways has signed a contract for the deployment of a Boeing 767 full-flight simulator to be delivered to the airline's training centre in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. It will be ready for training in November 2016.
Avenger Flight Group: Boeing 737NG FFS Avenger Flight Group, a new CAE customer, ordered one Boeing 737NG full-flight simulator that will be delivered to its Dallas, Texas training center. The CAE 7000XR Series FFS will be equipped with CAE’s Tropos 6000XR visual system and will be ready for training in September 2016.
Sofia Flight Training: A320 FFS Sofia Flight Training selected CAE to provide another A320 FFS, Airbus standard 1.9 to support its growing training needs. The CAE 7000XR Series full-flight simulator will be equipped with CAE’s Tropos 6000XR innovative visual system and both CFM56 and IAE V2500-series engine options. It will be delivered to Sofia Flight Training in Sofia, Bulgaria and will be ready for training in February 2017. This represents Sofia Flight Training's third CAE full-flight simulator.