Canadian firm CAE signed an agreement last week to build and deliver a full flight simulator to the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) – a move that will tie in with the delivery of eight Airbus C295 military aircraft to the sultanate in 2014.
In a statement released by the company, the Oman announcement was just one part of a series of deals agreed with partners around the world, including the Indian and UK Ministries of Defence. The simulator will be designed to the highest standard of qualification, according to CAE, and will enable real-time training capabilities.
“These orders are indicative of the types of opportunities we see as a result of CAE’s global footprint, position on key platforms, and the fundamental value of simulation-based training solutions,” said Gene Colabatistto, group president, military products, training and services, CAE.
“In growth markets such as the Middle East and India, we continue to see a solid pipeline of opportunities for our product and services,” he said. The C295 full flight simulator for Oman will be the third of its kind developed by CAE in a deal with Airbus Military.