CAE awarded con­tract by Air­bus for com­pre­hen­sive C295W train­ing so­lu­tion


CAE an­nounced that Air­bus De­fence and Space has awarded CAE a con­tract for a com­pre­hen­sive C295W air­crew and main­te­nance train­ing so­lu­tion to sup­port the Royal Cana­dian Air Force’s (RCAF) fixed-wing search and res­cue (FWSAR) pro­gramme. The con­tract is worth ap­prox­i­mately C$200 mil­lion over the next 11 years and in­cludes op­tions to ex­tend an ad­di­tional 15 years that would take the value to more than C$300 mil­lion.

The Air­bus C295W was se­lected by the Gov­ern­ment of Canada as its new FWSAR plat­form in De­cem­ber 2016. As part of the FWSAR pro­gramme, the RCAF will re­ceive 16 C295W air­craft specif­i­cally mod­i­fied for search and res­cue.

“We are hon­oured to serve as the train­ing sys­tems in­te­gra­tor to lead the over­all de­sign and de­vel­op­ment of a com­pre­hen­sive C295W train­ing so­lu­tion for air­crews and main­tain­ers,” said Joe Arm­strong, Vice Pres­i­dent and Gen­eral Man­ager, CAE Canada. “The search and res­cue mis­sion in Canada is both crit­i­cal and chal­leng­ing, and we are proud that we will play a role in help­ing train and pre­pare the RCAF for this mis­sion.”

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