CAE signs two training contracts
CAE has signed two new training services contracts with the US Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) worth a combined value of more than CAD$1 billion including options, the company announced on 12 January.
Under the US Army agreement, CAE will provide rotary-wing flight training classroom, simulator, and live flying instructor support services for one year with eight one-year options until 2026. Training will be delivered at the army's Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker.
The Canadian contract is a modification and extension to 2023 of the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) programme. CAE provides ground-school classroom and simulator training for the programme, and supports the live flying training of military pilots in Moose Jaw and Cold Lake, Canada.
The company will add new capabilities and perform a range of upgrades and updates to the overall NFTC training system and aircraft over the next several years.
Gene Colabatistto, CAE's group president, defence and security, said: ‘We are honoured the RCAF has extended its contract with CAE, and that the US Army has selected CAE once again as its training partner to support the instruction required for its new helicopter pilots, which follows our contract to provide fixed-wing flight training to army aviators.
‘These contracts are testimony of CAE's successful strategy to focus on long-term training services that leverage our training systems integration expertise and help our defence customers enhance safety, efficiency and readiness.’
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