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CAE To Upgrade Southwest, Delta Simulators (Sept.2)

TORONTO --- CAE has signed an approximately C$4-million contract with Southwest Airlines for major systems upgrades to one of the airline’s Boeing 737-300 full-flight simulators. The work is expected to be completed in fall 2004.

CAE has also recently completed, on time and on budget, major upgrades worth approximately C$7 million to three of Delta Air Lines’ Boeing full-flight simulators. CAE was awarded the contract in March 2001.

“The update services group plays an integral role in keeping training equipment current, reliable and cost-effective to maintain,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s executive vice-president, customers, for civil simulation and training.

CAE technology will be used to upgrade a Southwest Boeing 737-300 simulator to mesh with the latest aircraft configuration. Upgrades will include a new host computer, instructor station and flight control and motion driving circuitry, as well as updates to power-plant software, flight software and flight controls system.

Delta’s Boeing 767-200 and two of its Boeing 757-200 full-flight simulators had their host computers and instructor stations replaced with CAE’s state-of-the-art technology. Also upgraded were flight controls systems, and the latest aircraft data for aerodynamics, engines, autopilot and flight controls were integrated.

CAE is a leading provider of integrated training solutions and advanced simulation and controls technologies to civil aviation, military and marine customers. The company generates annual revenues in excess of C$1 billion and employs more than 6,000 people in Canada, the United States and around the globe.

CAE To Upgrade Southwest Simulator; Completes Major Upgrades For Delta