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CAE signs new airlines for e-learning solutions

Feb. 4, 2009, Montreal - CAE has broadened its portfolio of e-Learning training services and signed several airlines as new clients over the past few months.


February 4, 2009
By Carey Fredericks

Feb. 4, 2009, Montreal, Que. – CAE has broadened its portfolio of e-Learning training services and signed several airlines as new clients over the past few months. Airlines recently opting for CAE's e-Learning solutions include West Air Sweden, Myair, and Kuwait Airways.

"CAE continues to listen to its customers and provide solutions that will enhance their safety and efficiency," said Jeff Roberts, Group President, Innovation and Civil Training and Services, CAE. "In today's economic landscape, aircraft operators are continuously looking for ways to reduce costs without compromising quality and CAE's eLearning and courseware services do just that."

West Air Sweden

The Swedish cargo operator has turned to CAE to provide online recurrent training for all pilots operating its fleet of CRJ200s.

"CAE's web-based courseware gives us the opportunity to reach our pilots who are spread throughout Scandinavia," said Captain Tommy Hattander, a West Air Sweden Training Manager based in Gothenburg, Sweden. "The costs savings of not having to bring our pilots into the classroom for refresher theoretical training are significant."

Myair

The Italian-based airline recently signed a three-year contract to use CAE's CRJ700 initial training courseware as part of its initial type-rating. The online course will help increase efficiency as pilots can prepare for their simulator sessions at before arriving in the training centre.

Kuwait Airways

Kuwait Airways will now provide all its pilots with access to CAE's General Operating Subjects courseware including Cold Weather Operations, Dangerous Goods, ETOPS, TCASII and several other subjects.

South African Express airline has already been able to use CAE's web-based training program and a custom-developed online test to help certify more than 70 of its pilots.

CAE's e-Learning and courseware training solutions provide enhanced self-paced courses and practice tools for initial/transition, recurrent, refresher pilot and maintenance training. They can be integrated into existing airline training programs or offered as part of CAE's advanced training programs, specially designed to maximize customer value by reducing training costs and providing more efficient usage of higher end training devices.

CAE has recently made available new e-Learning maintenance courses including Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM), Human Factors, and Engine Run & Taxi 737NG.

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$1.4 billion, CAE employs approximately 7,000 people at more than 75 sites and training locations in 20 countries. We have the largest installed base of civil and military full-flight simulators and training devices. Through our global network of 27 civil aviation and military training centres, we train more than 75,000 crewmembers yearly. We also offer modelling and simulation software to various market segments and, through CAE's professional services division, we assist customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs. www.cae.com .