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CAE’s Flightscape supports IATA initiative to enhance flight safety in Africa

May 16, 2008, Montreal – CAE’s Flightscape flight data analysis technology will provide the foundation for the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) recently announced Implementation Program for Safe Operations in Africa (IPSOA), an initiative to enhance flight safety in Africa.


May 16, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

May 16, 2008, Montreal – CAE’s Flightscape flight data analysis technology will provide the foundation for the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) recently announced Implementation Program for Safe Operations in Africa (IPSOA), an initiative to enhance flight safety in Africa. Flightscape has been IATA’s technology partner for the IATA Flight Data Analysis (FDA) Service since 2005. IPSOA gives up to 30 airlines in Africa access to IATA’s FDA Service for three years, powered by Flightscape’s product Insight.
 
 “CAE applauds IATA’s strong safety advocacy and leadership to engage African airlines in the coordinated and proactive use of flight data to improve safety in the region,” said Jeff Roberts, CAE’s Group President, Innovation and Civil Training & Services. “We are proud to be IATA’s partner and look forward to helping them enhance flight safety across Africa.”
 
 IATA’s FDA Service is a suite of tools and expertise that unlocks the value of airlines' flight data and provides airlines with an essential component of a safety management system. Many airlines lack the expertise and infrastructure to operate their own FDA program. Additionally, smaller airlines benefit from being part of a bigger population of aircraft to take advantage of the statistical nature of an FDA program. The potential for smaller airlines to share safety data is greatly facilitated by using a common service provider which houses all of the source flight data.
 
 In 2007, CAE acquired Flightscape. Flightscape, now part of CAE's training solutions group, offers flight safety expertise in flight data analysis and flight sciences. Flightscape develops software tools that enable the effective study and understanding of recorded flight data to improve safety, maintenance and flight operations. The company develops flight recorder laboratories including complete turnkey systems. Flightscape's mission is to improve safety on an international basis by having the operator, investigative and aircraft manufacturer communities collaborate on flight data analysis issues with a common suite of continually advancing tools.
 
 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 approximately 6,000 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

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