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Montreal-based CAE lands $300M in new defence, commercial aviation work

Company sells 12 full-flight simulators, including one for Bombardier's new CSeries jet, among other deals


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The disclosure includes the sale of half a dozen flight simulators for Airbus’ A320. PHOTO: CAE

MONTREAL—Flight simulator and defence training firm CAE Inc. has disclosed range of new contracts, including the sale of 12 full-flight simulators, worth $300 million.

The Montreal-based company said Oct. 18 the deals include approximately $200 million in commercial aviation work and $100 million in defence industry training contracts.

Among the aviation deals is the sale of six full-flight simulators for Airbus’ A320, a flight simulator for Bombardier’s new CSeries jet and five other simulators for various aircraft. The company has now sold 21 full-flight simulators in the first half of its fiscal 2017. CAE’s airline industry agreements also include a pair of pilot training contracts.

Meanwhile, the company’s Defence & Security division disclosed a deal with the U.S. Air Force for KC-135 tanker aircrew training services, a T-44C aircrew training agreement with the U.S. Navy, along with several others.


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