Ian Bell: CAE to Refresh NATO’s Flight Training Equipment


CAE logoCAE (NYSE: CAE) has been awarded a contract of an undisclosed amount to update NATO’s flight training equipment at an alliance airbase in Germany.

The company will refresh an E-3A flight deck simulator and flight training device at NATO Airbase Geilenkirchen in order to align that work with updates to the E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, CAE said Tuesday.

Ian Bell, CAE’s vice president and business leader for Europe, said the company has supported E-3A training devices for nearly 30 years.

“The E-3A flight simulators help provide safe and cost-effective training for the 16 nations involved in the multi-national NATO E-3A Component, ” added Bell.

NATO is incorporating glass cockpits and advanced avionics into the E-3A fleet to meet communication, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management standards.

CAE is scheduled to complete the upgrades on the E-3A flight deck simulator and training device in 2018, in time with the completion of the E-3A aircraft update efforts.

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