Eurocopter teams with CAE to create an approved EC225 helicopter training center in Norway, featuring a Level D flight and mission simulator

CAE and Eurocopter today announced an agreement for an EC225 training facility in Norway, including a CAE 3000 Series Level D flight and mission simulator that will begin operation in 2015 as part of the Eurocopter-approved simulation center.

London, England24 September 2013

Top row from left to right: 
Peter Cobb, CAE Global Operations Leader, Helicopter Training. 
Fabrice Rossi, CAE Global Sales Leader.
Graeme Deary, CAE Regional Sales Leader.
Jacques Cardaillac, Eurocopter Head of Sales, Northern Europe and Benelux.
Bottom row from left to right: 
Matthieu Louvot, Eurocopter Senior VP Support & Services.
Rob Lewis, CAE Executive VP & General Manager, Business Aviation and Helicopter Training .
(Ref. EXPH-0281-p4 - © Copyright Eurocopter, Amélie Laurin)

Top row from left to right: Peter Cobb, CAE Global Operations Leader, Helicopter Training. Fabrice Rossi, CAE Global Sales Leader. Graeme Deary, CAE Regional Sales Leader. Jacques Cardaillac, Eurocopter Head of Sales, Northern Europe and Benelux. Bottom row from left to right: Matthieu Louvot, Eurocopter Senior VP Support & Services. Rob Lewis, CAE Executive VP & General Manager, Business Aviation and Helicopter Training . (Ref. EXPH-0281-p4 - © Copyright Eurocopter, Amélie Laurin)

The center’s new EC225 simulator will provide an unprecedented level of realism for pilot mission training – including flight profiles for the offshore oil and gas sector, search and rescue (SAR) operations and other complex scenarios for which simulation training is ideally suited. The EC-225 simulator will be equipped with a CAE Tropos-6000 visual system and a Eurocopter original simulation package. The joint CAE/Eurocopter announcement was made in London at the U.K. Helitech International exposition.

“CAE is very excited and proud to be named an Approved Simulation Center for Norway. This marks the first time CAE and Eurocopter have announced a collaboration of this type, and it is a positive step for two industry leaders to cooperate to further enhance aviation safety in the helicopter industry,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. “We look forward to providing the highest quality flight and mission training in Norway, which is uniquely positioned to serve the oil and gas markets.” Additionally, Eurocopter and its local representative, ØSTNES, intend to quickly extend the new Norway center’s capabilities by installing an AS350 helicopter full-flight simulator at the facility.

"Through our agreement with CAE, we will expand our world-class service and support network,” said Matthieu Louvot, Eurocopter’s Senior Vice President Support & Services.

“We will provide Norway-based customers with pilot training that leverages the safest and most innovative technologies, and is closer to their bases of operation."

About CAE

CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) is a global leader in modeling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defense. The company employs approximately 8,000 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in approximately 30 countries. CAE offers civil aviation, military, and helicopter training services in more than 45 locations worldwide and trains approximately 100,000 crewmembers yearly. In addition, the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy offers training to aspiring pilot cadets in 11 CAE-operated flight schools. CAE’s business is diversified, ranging from the sale of simulation products to providing comprehensive services such as training and aviation services, integrated enterprise solutions, in-service support and crew sourcing. The company applies simulation expertise and operational experience to help customers enhance safety, improve efficiency, maintain readiness and solve challenging problems. CAE is leveraging its simulation capabilities in new markets such as healthcare and mining.

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About Eurocopter

Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace and defense-related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 22,000 people. In 2012, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer with a turnover of 6.3 billion Euros, orders for 469 new helicopters and a 44 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors. Overall, the Group’s helicopters account for 33 percent of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet. Eurocopter’s strong international presence is ensured by its subsidiaries and participations in 21 countries. Eurocopter’s worldwide network of service centers, training facilities, distributors and certified agents supports more than 2,900 customers. There are currently more than 11,780 Eurocopter helicopters in service in 148 countries. Eurocopter offers the most comprehensive civil and military helicopter range in the world and is fully committed to safety as the most important aspect of its business.
 

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