Lion Air buys three FFSs and two IPTs from CAE

CAE has sold three CAE 7000 Series full-flight simulators (FFSs) and two integrated procedures trainers (IPTs) to Lion Air.

One FFS is for the ATR 72-500 aircraft and the other two for the Boeing 737-900ER model. CAE will also deliver two CAE Simfinity integrated procedures trainers. The contract, valued at approximately C$38 million at list prices, brings the total FFS sales that CAE has announced to date during fiscal year 2010 to 19.

Two of the simulators, plus two IPTs for the Boeing 737NG, will be delivered to the Lion Air Training Centre at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia in 2011. The third simulator will be delivered at a later date. Lion Air currently operates a CAE-produced Boeing 737-900ER FFS and one CAE Simfinity Boeing 737 IPT which entered service two years ago.

"We are delighted that Lion Air has again placed their confidence in CAE’s advanced technology flight simulation solutions," said Jeff Roberts, CAE’s group president, civil simulation products, training and services. "Lion Air has been one of the fast-growing carriers in the region, and we look forward to meeting their pilot training needs as they further expand their fleet."

The simulators will incorporate full six-degree-of-freedom CAE True electric motion systems and new-generation CAE Tropos-6000 visual systems, including liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) projectors and 200-by-40-degree field-of-view visual displays. The simulators are expected to be certified to Level D by Indonesia’s Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

"The quality of training our pilots receive in CAE simulators enhances both the safety of our passengers and efficiency of our operations," said Rusdi Kirana, president director and co-founder of Lion Air. "Delivery of the 737-900ER full-flight simulators will support our Lion Air regional growth, and the ATR 72-500 device will be used for our Wings Air domestic route subsidiary and third-party customer training."

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