Africa Aerospace & Defense 2014

Partner of choice [AAD143]

19 September 2014

Canada’s CAE (Hangar 4, Stand A13B), provides comprehensive training solutions that are based on world-leading simulation technology and integrated training services.

The company operates in 35 countries and employs a total of 8,000 people in 160 locations.

CAE has served the defence, civil aviation and security sectors for 70 years and offers a wide range of innovative products, service and training centre solutions. CAE aims to be its customers’ ‘Partner of Choice’ and takes long-term approaches to customer relationships. As Gene Colabatistto, group president, defence and security at CAE, said recently: “We are focused on pursuing long-term, integrated training solutions.”

CAE has recently won contracts valued at about C$110 million. These include the T-6C ground-based training system for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF), visual system upgrades on the German Air Force’s Eurofighter simulators and the KC-135 boom operator weapons system trainer for an undisclosed international client.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Beechcraft to deliver the RNZAF with a proven, low-risk and comprehensive integrated pilot training solution that meets their current and future pilot training requirements,” said Colabatistto.

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