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CAE Expands C-130 Tampa Training Center

TAMPA, Florida --- CAE today announced it has expanded its C-130 training center located in Tampa, Florida with the addition of a new C-130H full-mission simulator.

The new simulator features Esterline CMC Electronics' C-130 glass cockpit avionics systems, which CMC offers to global C-130 operators considering avionics modernization programs for existing C-130 Hercules aircraft. The new simulator features the CAE True electric motion system as well as the CAE Medallion-6000 visual system.

CAE's C-130 Tampa Training Center now includes three C-130E/H reconfigurable full-mission simulators, as well as a C-130E/H flight training device and part-task trainers. The C-130 training center offers comprehensive aircrew and maintenance training in 12 multi-media classrooms to provide complete training for C-130 pilots, flight engineers, loadmasters, and maintenance technicians.

"Over the past two decades, CAE has delivered more training systems for the C-130 than any company and our C-130 Tampa Training Center is a perfect example of our continued leadership in supporting the training requirements of global militaries flying the venerable C-130 aircraft," said John Lenyo, president and general manager of CAE USA. "We are pleased to be working closely with Esterline CMC Electronics as they offer their C-130 aircraft upgrade customers a world-class modern avionics cockpit solution."

"CAE's world-class simulation and training solutions will serve our C-130 upgrade customers well with the new C-130H full-mission simulator that features CMC's cockpit avionics systems," said Greg Yeldon, president of Esterline CMC Electronics.


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$1.6 billion, CAE employs more than 6,500 people at more than 90 sites and training locations in 20 countries.

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CAE USA Expands C-130 Tampa Training Center