CAE has been awarded a contract to provide China Eastern Airlines with an Airbus A330-200/A340-600 convertible full-flight simulator featuring a new-generation CAE Tropos visual system.
As part of the contract, CAE will also provide a range of CAE Simfinity classroom training products and a second CAE Tropos visual system to upgrade an existing simulator owned by China Eastern.
The CAE-built A330-200/A340-600 is the world's first convertible simulator of this kind, allowing pilots to be trained on the two types of aircraft within the same device. At list price, the contract is valued at approximately C$23 million, with the simulator slated for delivery in early 2006. This contract represents the fourth CAE-built full-flight simulator as well as the fourth CAE Tropos visual system to be sold to China Eastern Airlines. CAE Tropos visual systems provide pilots with impressive visual cues through the application of extensive satellite imagery, enhanced weather, advanced real-time lighting and shading effects.