FARNBOROUGH ---CAE has won a contract from Federal Express (FedEx) to provide two Airbus A380 full-flight simulators and a suite of CAE Simfinity training devices. The contract brings the total full-flight simulator sales that CAE has announced in fiscal 2007 to ten.
Along with the two A380 full-flight simulators, FedEx will receive a suite of CAE Simfinity A380 Virtual Simulators (VSIMs) for use in classroom and deployable training. In addition, CAE will provide a hardware-based A380 Window and Door training device to be used for training the flight crew on how to handle emergency evacuation procedures in the double-decker aircraft.
"FedEx employs a rigorous training program that demands the very latest simulation technology and superior quality," said Marc Parent, CAE's Group President, Simulation Products and Military Training & Services. "CAE has a well-earned reputation as the simulation industry's technology and innovation leader, which is demonstrated in our A380 product offerings. FedEx has been a CAE customer for more than twenty years and we are proud that they have once again selected CAE as their simulation equipment provider."
CAE is a world-leading provider of simulation and modelling technologies for civil aviation and military customers. With annual revenues of more than C$1 billion, the company operates in 19 countries around the world. CAE has sold nearly 700 simulators and training devices to airlines, aircraft manufacturers, training centres and defence forces for air and ground purposes in more than 40 countries.