5/2/2017 10:15:00 AM
CAE extends its North American pilot training capacity in Minneapolis-St. Paul to support regional airline customers
- CAE Minneapolis Training Centre operational with 6 full-flight simulators
- Addresses the needs of North American airlines, including Endeavor Air for Bombardier CRJ pilot training
Orlando, Florida, United States, May 2, 2017 (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) - CAE announced today at the 2017 World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow (WATS) the extension of its North American training footprint in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Through this centre, CAE has extended its ability to support regional airline customers, including Endeavor Air and Compass Airlines, as well as Sun Country Airlines with their growing pilot training needs.
"We are delighted to extend our training footprint in Minneapolis and to offer state-of-the-art training to our longstanding partners and regional customers in North America," said Nick Leontidis, CAE's Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. "As training partner of choice, CAE is committed to providing our airline customers with an excellent training experience, including high-quality training equipment and professional CAE instructors and personnel."
With six full-flight simulators, including four Bombardier CRJs, one Boeing 737NG and one Embraer E170 FFS - the CAE Minneapolis Training Center has the capacity to train more than 20,000 pilots every year.
CAE is a global leader in the delivery of training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. We design and integrate the industry's most comprehensive training solutions, anchored by the knowledge and expertise of our 8,000 employees, our world-leading simulation technologies and a track record of service and technology innovation spanning seven decades. Our global presence is the broadest in the industry, with 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries, including our joint venture operations, and the world's largest installed base of flight simulators. Each year, we train more than 120,000 civil and defence crewmembers, as well as thousands of healthcare professionals. www.cae.com
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