At the 2017 Paris Air Show CAE has announced a series of aviation training solution contracts with large fleet operators and airlines worldwide, including Ethiopian Airlines, Air India, and Japan Airlines. These agreements, valued at approximately C$85 million, cover airline pilot and cabin crew training, crew resourcing, business aviation pilot training programs, as well as the sale of four full flight simulators (FFS).
CAE and Ethiopian Airlines signed a 5-year agreement where CAE will market third-party pilot training capacity in Ethiopian Airlines' training centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
MHS Aviation selected CAE as its training partner of choice for the provision of multiple business aviation pilot training programs, under a two-year agreement.Tthe training programs cover multiple platforms including Bombardier, Gulfstream, Embraer, Dassault and Cessna aircraft types. Pilots will train across CAE's global training network, including centres in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Burgess Hill, UK; Dallas, Texas, USA; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
JetSMART, the new ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) Chilean start-up, has selected CAE as its training partner for the provision of Airbus A320 pilot training, under an exclusive five-year agreement. The new airline will launch operations in the second half of 2017 and pilots will train at CAE's training centre in Santiago, Chile.
Air India signed a training equipment contract for the provision of one ATR72-600 full flight simulator. The CAE 7000 Series FFSs equipped with CAE Tropos-6000XR visual systems will be delivered to the airline's training centre located in Hyderabad, India, and will be ready for training in the second half of 2017.
And Japan Airlines signed a training equipment contract for the provision of one Airbus A350 full flight simulator. The CAE 7000XR Series FFS will be delivered to Japan Airline's training facility at Haneda Airport in Japan and will be ready for training in the second half of 2018.