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CAE Delivers First PC-Based Visuals (Jan. 26)



TORONTO---CAE today announced the delivery of its first PC-based Ground Manoeuvring Camera System (GMCS) to Singapore Airlines.

The GMCS visual system will be integrated as part of CAE's MAXVUE Plus visual system that equips the airline's new B777-300 full flight simulator. The simulator will be certified to both FAA and JAA Level D standards.

This increasingly popular PC-based image generator provides an accurate view of the simulated runway to efficiently train pilots during taxiing exercises. In real life situations, cameras fixed on the exterior of the wide-body Boeing 777-300 aircraft give pilots a full view of the runway via a screen display inside the cockpit.

"We are delighted to have Singapore Airlines as our launch customer for our innovative PC-Based Ground Manoeuvring Camera System," said Nick Leontidis, Vice President, Visual Systems, CAE. "PC-based image generator is a strategic component of CAE simulator development and the selection and use of this sophisticated technology represents yet another significant opportunity for us in the flight training market."

CAE has provided Singapore Airlines a three-channel state-of-the-art MAXVUE Plus visual system valued at over three million dollars Cdn. MAXVUE Plus is the latest member of the MAXVUE family of image generators and offers an extensive photo-textured database library, containing over 240 level D databases of airports around the world. In addition, the visual system features the GMCS simulation system, a Windows NT database modeling workstation - which will enable Singapore Airlines to create its own customized databases - as well as the most comprehensive autocalibration system in the industry, which automatically optimizes projector setup, alignment and display for enhanced visualization.

CAE is the world's premier provider of simulation and control technologies for training and optimisation solutions in the Aerospace, Defence and Forestry sectors. Headquartered in Canada and operating globally, the company employs more than 6,500 people and has revenues in excess of $1 billion.


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CAE Delivers Its First Innovative PC-Based Visual System To Singapore Airlines