NBAA, Atlanta, GA, September 26, 2007 – (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) – CAE’s Burgess Hill UK Flight Training centre has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Part 142 training. The approval enables the centre to conduct FAA-approved training, testing and certification for type ratings on the Falcon 7X, Falcon 900EX EASy and the Falcon 2000EX EASy. The first clients in the Falcon 7X initial pilot training class have received their type ratings under FAA approval. Technical training has been underway at the centre since February.
“This training centre approval gives European operators the convenience of training under FAA Part 142 certification at a location close to home,” said Jeff Roberts, CAE’s Group President, Innovation and Civil Training & Services. “CAE’s global training network gives us an unmatched capability to meet the needs of our customers in locations that are most convenient for them. Our European clients can now receive personalized, high-quality Falcon training close to home.”
The CAE Burgess Hill Training Centre, located near the London Gatwick airport, is the European home for CAE SimuFlite’s Falcon 7X, Falcon 900EX EASy, and Falcon 2000EX EASy training programs. All three of these training programs are certified by the FAA and European Joint Airworthiness Authority (JAA).
In 2004, CAE was awarded an exclusive contract by Dassault to provide entitlement training for pilots, maintenance personnel and cabin crew for the Falcon 7X aircraft. Training takes place in Burgess Hill and in CAE’s new North East Training Center near Morristown, New Jersey.
In January, CAE inaugurated a four-bay expansion at the Burgess Hill training centre and announced plans for another expansion. The centre currently houses seven simulators and expects to train approximately 6,000 pilots during 2007.
CAE is a world leader in providing simulation and modelling technologies and integrated training solutions for the civil aviation industry and defence forces around the globe. With annual revenues exceeding C$1 billion, CAE employs more than 5,500 people at more than 75 sites and training locations in 19 countries. We have the largest installed base of civil and military full-flight simulators and training devices. Through our global network of 24 aviation training centres, equipped with over 115 full-flight simulators, we train more than 50,000 crewmembers yearly. We also offer modelling and simulation software to various market segments and have a professional services division assisting customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs.
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