CAE announced today at the Dubai Airshow that it has received a contract from Emirates airline for two full-flight simulators (FFSs), one for the Airbus A380 aircraft and one for the Boeing 777. Emirates is the world's largest operator of both aircraft types. The contract is worth a total of more than C$34 million at list prices, and brings the total number of FFS sales that CAE has announced to date during fiscal year 2012 to 21.
The Boeing 777 FFS will be delivered to Emirates' training facility in Dubai in the first half of 2013. The A380 FFS will be delivered in the second half of 2013.
"The Emirates brand is based on service excellence, and our pilots are at the heart of our customer service," said Adel Al Redha, Emirates Executive Vice President, Engineering and Operations. "CAE simulators deliver the technology advantage that consistently keeps our pilot training program at peak quality."
"Emirates has been a CAE simulator customer for nearly 20 years and a valued training centre partner for the past decade," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group President for Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "We are pleased to play a key role in supporting Emirates' continued fleet and route growth."