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CAE Trainer for General Atomics’ Predator B Gets Italian Air Force Clearance; Gene Colabatistto Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 12, 2019 — A CAE-built (NYSE: CAE) flight simulation platform for General Atomics‘ Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft has received approval from Italy’s air armaments and airworthiness directorate for use at Amendola Air Base, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. CAE said Feb. 5 its Predator Mission Trainer has been qualified …

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CAE to Launch Pilot Training Center in Saudi Arabia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 15, 2017 — CAE plans to open a flight training facility at the King Fahad International Airport in Saudi Arabia through a partnership with the Saudi National Company of Aviation, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The SNCA-funded CAE Authorized Training Center in Dammam will offer commercial pilot license curriculum and courseware, safety and …

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CAE Leases Space at BAE Systems Flight Training Facility in Australia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 1, 2017 — BAE Systems and CAE have entered into an agreement for the latter to lease space at BAE’s flight training center in New South Wales, Australia, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. CAE’s Oxford Aviation Training Academy will use the facility to host the training of commercial …

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Beechcraft to Replace Argentina’s Military Training Aircraft Under $88M Air Force FMS Contract

Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) Beechcraft subsidiary has landed a one-year, $88.2 million “undefinitized” contract with the U.S. Air Force to build trainer aircraft and provide maintenance support and pilot training services for Argentina’s air force as part of a foreign military sales deal. The Defense Department said Tuesday Beechcraft will deliver four T-6C+ …

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CAE Opens New Flight Training Center for Military Fixed-Wing Pilots in Alabama

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 8, 2017 — CAE (NYSE: CAE) has officially opened its new training facility for U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force fixed-wing pilots at the Dothan Regional Airport in Alabama, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the Dothan Training Center will work to support the initial-entry flight training of an …

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Report Names Key Players in Growing Global UAV Flight Training & Simulation Industry

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 9, 2017 — A new Research and Markets report has stated that BAE Systems, CAE (NYSE: CAE), L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Thales are among the key players in the global unmanned aerial vehicle flight training and simulation market, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Research and Markets said Monday the market …

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Air Force Taps Doss Aviation for $290M Ground, Flight Training Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Doss Aviation a potential 10-year, $290 million contract to provide ground and flight training for pilots, combat systems officers, remotely piloted aircraft pilots and international military students. Doss Aviation will implement an initial flight training program meant to prepare participants for specialized undergraduate pilot, SCO and RPA …

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L-3 Seeks Pilot Training Business Growth Through Aerosim Buy

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has acquired pilot and aircraft maintenance technician training company Aerosim for an undisclosed sum in a push to complement L-3’s airline crew training, resourcing and simulation offerings. New York City-based L-3 said Tuesday it will integrate Aerosim into the defense technology contractor’s commercial training solutions division and change the newly acquired business’ name …

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CAE to Open New Pilot, Aircrew Training Center in Alabama Under $75M Investment

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 26, 2016 — CAE (NYSE: CAE) will invest $75 million to build a new flight training center in Alabama by 2017 to support U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force aviators and flight crew, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The office of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said Thursday the future 79, 000-square-foot …

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First Predator A Pilots Graduate From General Atomics UAS Flight Training Academy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 29, 2016 — The General Atomics unmanned aircraft system flight training academy in North Dakota has produced its first batch of graduates who are now qualified to operate the Predator A, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the academy expects to produce an additional five pilots and six sensor operators and will …

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