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New civil aviation training centre planned for 2006

CAE plans to open its first civil aviation training centre in the London area with European low-fare carrier easyJet and aircraft manufacturer Dassault Falcon as its anchor customers.

CAE recently won a contract to train easyJet pilots on the Airbus A320 family of aircraft for a minimum of seven years, as well as one making it the exclusive entitlement training provider for the new Dassault 7X aircraft. Falcon 900 EX EASy and 2000 EX EASy training will also be offered at the centre.

Slated for an autumn 2006 opening, the proposed centre would serve both airlines and business aircraft operators. Initially, the facility would house two A320 full-flight simulators, a Dassault 7X and a convertible Dassault 900 EX EASy/2000 EX EASy. EasyJet will train on an interim basis at CAE's Burgess Hill military facility.

"We pride ourselves on being able to tailor our services to fit the needs of our customers," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's group president for civil simulation and training. "This centre is another example of CAE's ability to offer one integrated service experience to its customers. It's all about being focused intently on what our customers want."

CAE wins flight training contract for Falcon 7X

CAE and Dassault Aviation have signed a contract making CAE the exclusive provider of entitlement training for the new fly-by-wire business jet, the 5700 nm Falcon 7X.

Included in this agreement is entitlement training for pilots, maintenance personnel and cabin crew. Entitlement training is the initial training provided by the aircraft manufacturer with the purchase of the aircraft.

CAE will develop two Falcon 7X full-flight simulators and a comprehensive training programme that will incorporate CAE Simfinity(TM) technology. In addition, CAE will develop two Falcon 900 EX EASy/Falcon 2000 EX EASy convertible full-flight simulators and associated training programmes also incorporating CAE Simfinity technology. The programmes will support training for the EASy cockpits, with all four simulators being deployed in North America and Europe beginning in the autumn of 2006. The simulators will be outfitted with the CAE Tropos(TM) visual system.

According to John Rosanvallon, president and chief executive officer for Dassault Falcon Jet, "After a thorough selection process, we felt CAE offered the most competitive business and technical package related to the Falcon 7X program. CAE's world-renowned technology and extensive experience in delivering training to the business aviation community will help us to ensure the successful launch of this exciting new aircraft."

"Becoming the exclusive provider of entitlement training for this new and innovative aircraft is a strategic milestone for us," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's group president for civil simulation and training. "The Dassault Falcon 7X program extends our vast suite of training programs for business aircraft operators and taps into our technology leadership and simulation experience with new aircraft types."

This agreement builds on CAE's previous relationship with Dassault, which includes CAE SimuFlite's development of a training curriculum for maintenance technicians for the Falcon 50/50EX, 900/900EX and 2000/2000EX aircraft.

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