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Diamond Aircraft selected for CAE schools

CAE has selected Diamond Aircraft as its provider of choice for flight training airplanes and Diamond-specific flight training devices in order to support the deployment of the CAE Global Academy. CAE will operate DA40 and DA42 aircraft for their ab-initio flight training schools. As a first order, CAE has purchased 22 aircraft and four type-specific flight training devices, which will be deployed in India.

The CAE Global Academy is a network of flight schools providing ab-initio training, in strategic locations around the world, to meet the growing need for professional pilots.

“The CAE Global Academy leverages CAE’s unique experience in professional pilot training, as well as our partners’ indepth local expertise, to offer aspiring professional pilots high quality and efficient ab-initio training,” said Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group President, Innovation and Training and Services. “Diamond has demonstrated its capability and clear dedication to providing a full range of modern fuel-efficient aircraft and complementary training devices for professional flight training.”

“We are honored that CAE, clearly one of the world’s leading forces in professional pilot training, has selected Diamond Aircraft for this prestigious and important program. CAE’s long-term vision recognizes the need to develop future pilot generations from the ground up,” said Peter Maurer, President of Diamond Aircraft Industries. “Diamond shares this vision and has dedicated significant resources to the development of modern single and multi-engine flight training aircraft and devices, applying the most advanced airframe, avionics and propulsion technologies available. Our continued success in penetrating new flight training markets worldwide is directly attributable to our product line and our proven track record in high utilization training operations.”

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