CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Takes Delivery of Its First New Piper Archer aircraft Airplane Logo


June 2013 - CAE Oxford Aviation Academy (CAE OAA) recently took delivery of its first new Piper Archer aircraft following an order for 34 new training aircraft announced earlier this year. This marks the start of a refleeting process of the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy network.

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy has ordered 34 Piper single-engine and twin-engine training airplanes. The agreement with aircraft manufacturer Piper includes firm orders for 22 single-engine Archer TX training airplanes and 12 twin-engine trainers, as well as parts and service.

The aircraft are also the first ab initio aircraft in the world to be factory-equipped with CAE-designed flight data analysis and cockpit video recording systems. These systems record data, audio and video and are important new additions to CAE's Safety Management System (SMS). The recorded information will be replayed through the CAE Flightscape Insight flight data analysis software. It will enable students to debrief immediately after a flight using flight animation with synchronized audio/video and will allow CAE to gather statistical trends for longer term safety and performance benefits. This initiative provides for more consistent high-level training with objective flight animations and metrics to enhance the overall learning experience.

About CAE Oxford Aviation Academy

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy is the largest ab initio flight training network in the world with the capacity to train more than 2,000 cadets per year across 11 flight schools on five continents. Drawing upon over 85 years of pilot training expertise, CAE Oxford Aviation Academy cadet pilot training programs provide high quality, focused ab initio training to aspiring pilots across the globe. The range of programs includes CPL, ATPL and MPL training routes, all of which combine premier ground school courses with high quality flying instruction delivered in accordance with national aviation authority requirements. Training locations include Australia, Belgium, Cameroon, Hong Kong, India, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.

About CAE

CAE is a global leader in modeling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence. 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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For further information contact:

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy

Emma O'Donnell – Marketing Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1865 840 332
Fax: +44 (0)1865 840 376
Mob: +44 (0) 7584 488 555
e-mail:
emma.odonnell@cae.com
Web: www.cae.com

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