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11/14/2017 09:00:00 PM
CAE and Abu Dhabi Aviation Training Center introduce new Embraer ERJ145 pilot training program in the Middle-East with Falcon Aviation as launch customer

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2017 (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) - CAE and Abu Dhabi Aviation Training Center (ADATC) announced today at the 2017 Dubai Airshow the launch of the new Embraer ERJ145 pilot training program with Falcon Aviation. Together, CAE and ADA will be delivering training to Falcon Aviation's pilots and other regional operators at ADA's brand-new training facility in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, starting in the first half of 2018.

As part of the program, pilots will be training on the new CAE 7000XR Series full-flight simulator (FFS), equipped with CAE Tropos-6000XR innovative visual systems.

"Falcon Aviation has built its reputation for delivering safe, high-quality products and services and offering excellent customer service," said Capt. Ramandeep Oberoi, Chief Operating Officer of Falcon Aviation. "We are delighted that our pilots will receive a world-class training experience, synonymous to our values and promise to our customers."

"We are excited to launch our new ERJ145 pilot training program in partnership with CAE," said H.E Nadir Al Hammadi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Aviation. "It is an honor to provide Falcon Aviation with best-in-class training including high-quality courseware, experienced instructors and innovative training equipment."

"After months of development, it is gratifying to officially kick-off this new training program, to support our customers, including Falcon Aviation's pilot training needs in the Middle-East," said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. "In collaboration with ADA, this program highlights our dedication to provide aircraft operators with the most comprehensive training solutions."

CAE and ADA share a relationship that spans over a decade; last year, they announced the expansion of their collaboration to include CAE instructor-led training, courseware, and innovative training equipment. ADA currently operates two CAE-built FFSs -  one Leonardo AW139, one Bell 412 FFS - and has 2 CAE-built FFS on order, including the new ERJ145 FFS. The sale of the Embraer ERJ145 FFS was included as part CAE's press release dated December 7, 2016.  

NOTE TO EDITORS: There will be a photo opportunity H.E Nadir Al Hammadi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Aviation, Capt. Ramandeep Oberoi of Falcon Aviation,and Nick Leontidis, CAE's Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions at CAE, at CAE's booth (#1335) on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. (Dubai local time time). Photos of the ceremony will be available on www.cae.com/photos

About Abu Dhabi Aviation
Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) was established in 1976, and has grown to become the largest commercial helicopter operator with aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul facility in the Middle East. ADA currently operates a fleet of 60 helicopters comprising AgustaWestland AW139, Bell 412, Bell 212 models and 4 Bombardier Dash-8 series turboprop transport aircraft.  ADA employs a staff of over 1,000, including over 150 Pilots and 283 Engineers/Technicians to support its operation. ADA serves offshore oil, engineering and construction industries in the region. Abu Dhabi Aviation Training Center (ADATC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Aviation located in Abu Dhabi city.

For an overview of ADA's activities visit the website: www.abudhabiaviation.com.

About CAE
CAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. Backed by a 70-year record of industry firsts, we continue to help define global training standards with our innovative virtual-to-live training solutions to make flying safer, maintain defence force readiness and enhance patient safety. We have the broadest global presence in the industry, with more than 8,500 employees, 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries. Each year, we train more than 120,000 civil and defence crewmembers and thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide. www.cae.com

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