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Airbus ordering pair of military transport simulators from CAE

French aerospace company's Defence and Space division signs MOU to buy two C295 flight simulators


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OTTAWA—Airbus Group is boosting its training capabilities with the purchase of a pair of flight simulators from Montreal’s CAE Inc.

The company’s Defence and Space unit announced Nov. 7 it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Canadian simulator maker to buy two C295 simulators for a training centre in Seville, Spain and another undisclosed location. The value of the contract was not released.

“The C295 is the market leader in its class and it is essential that we invest in expanding our training services to match the growth in the global fleet,” Simon Jacques, president of Airbus Defence and Space Canada, said.

Built by Airbus Defence and Space in Spain, the C295 turboprop is a medium-sized military transport plane; it can carry up to nine tonnes or 71 personnel.

Airbus currently has orders for 169 of the aircraft and has purchased six full flight simulators from CAE to support the program.


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