CAE awarded contracts by Chinese and Russian customers valued

CAE awarded contracts by Chinese and Russian customers valued at more
than C$50 million for four full-flight simulators 
- Includes first simulators for new COMAC C919 aircraft 
MONTREAL, CANADA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/18/12 -- (TSX:CAE)(NYSE:CAE) -
CAE today announced that it has sold four Level D full-flight
simulators (FFS), two each to customers in China and Russia. The
sales include the first two FFSs, associated training devices and the
CAE Augmented Engineering Environment (AEE) for the new C919 aircraft
being developed by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd.
(COMAC). They also include two simulators, a Boeing 737NG and a
Bombardier CRJ200, to Russian aviation equipment company NITA (New
Information Technologies in Aviation). In addition, CAE sold
simulator update services to various customers.  
The contracts are valued at more than C$50 million at list prices and
bring the total FFS sales that CAE has announced to date during
fiscal year 2013 to 23. 
"We have a long history of cooperation with COMAC's Shanghai Aircraft
Customer Services Co. (SACSC) Ltd. starting with the development of
the first ARJ 21 full-flight simulators, and we are honored that
SACSC has once again selected us for the development of the world's
first C919 simulators," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group President,
Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "We are also proud
to continue to extend our reach into Eastern Europe and to have been
selected once again by Russian aviation equipment company NITA on
behalf of the Ministry of Transport of Russia." 
The two C919 CAE 7000 Series FFSs will incorporate the new
third-generation CAE Tropos(TM)-6000 visual system. They will be
ready for use at SACSC in 2015, prior to the aircraft's expected
entry into service. In addition, CAE will provide two Level 5 Flight
and Maintenance Training Devices (FMTDs). 
The C919 FFS program will also use the CAE Augmented Engineering
Environment (AEE), a modeling and simulation environment that will
allow SACSC and CAE to efficiently develop, evaluate, test, and
validate a range of aircraft models and systems during the
development phase of the simulators and aircraft program. 
CAE has designed, developed and delivered the industry's first
full-flight simulators for more than 40 new aircraft representing 16
different original equipment manufacturers, including the first
simulator for COMAC's ARJ21 advanced regional jet.  
The Boeing 737NG FFS for NITA will be deployed in 2013 to the
Ulyanovsk Higher Civil Aviation School in Ulyanovsk, Russia, where
CAE delivered earlier this year an Airbus A320 FFS. The CRJ200 FFS
will be deployed to the Saint-Petersburg State University of Civil
Aviation in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, also in 2013. NITA is acquiring
the simulators on behalf of the Federal Air Transport Agency, part of
the Ministry of Transport of Russia. 
About CAE 
CAE is a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for
civil aviation and defence. The company employs close to 8,000 people
at more than 100 sites and training locations in approximately 30
countries. CAE offers civil aviation, military, and helicopter
training services in more than 45 locations worldwide and trains
approximately 100,000 crewmembers yearly. In addition, the CAE Oxford
Aviation Academy offers training to aspiring pilot cadets in 11
CAE-operated flight schools. CAE's business is diversified, ranging
from the sale of simulation products to providing comprehensive
services such as training and aviation services, integrated
enterprise solutions, in-service support and crew sourcing. The
company applies simulation expertise and operational experience to
help customers enhance safety, improve efficiency, maintain readiness
and solve challenging problems. CAE is now leveraging its simulation
capabilities in new markets such as healthcare and mining.
CAE contacts:
Nathalie Bourque, Vice President,
Public Affairs and Global Communications
Trade media - civil aviation:
Rick Adams, Senior Manager,
Communications - Civil Aviation
Investor relations:
Andrew Arnovitz, Vice President,
Investor Relations and Strategy
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