Boeing and CAE signed Teaming Agreements to expand multi-mission platform collaboration in Canada, Germany and Norway.
These agreements utilise the complementary capabilities of each company to provide superior management, technical and cost-effective training solutions for the P-8A Poseidon program.
“These agreements aim to advance mission readiness for defence customers operating Boeing P-8 aircraft,” said Torbjorn Sjogren, Boeing vice president and general manager, Government Services. “Working together, Boeing and CAE can deliver outcome-based pilot and aircrew training, maintenance ground school, in-service support, and instructor training at the point of need”.
As a member of Team Poseidon in Boeing’s Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) offering, CAE is part of a Canadian P-8 industrial footprint that builds on 81 Canadian partners to the platform.
Preparation and rapid response
“Mission success depends on advanced preparation and rapid response,” says Daniel Gelston, CAE Defense & Security president. “As a premier provider in flight training and simulation, we have to leverage industry collaboration to create an agile network of proven training, simulation and in-service support solutions to deliver critical readiness for defence forces worldwide.”
This collaboration amplifies a long-standing relationship spanning commercial and defence portfolios across the globe. For more than a decade, CAE has delivered operational flight trainers on the Boeing P-8A platform supporting the U.S. Navy, Royal New Zealand Air Force and United Kingdom Royal Air Force.
Last month, AEGEAN, Greece’s largest airline, and CAE announced a joint venture to establish the first advanced flight training center in Greece.
With a capacity for up to seven full-flight simulators, the AEGEAN CAE Flight Training Centre will be part of AEGEAN’s new 85,000 m2 technical base at Athens International Airport. The new centre is expected to begin pilot and cabin crew training by the end of 2023 and will be the most advanced flight training hub in Southeastern Europe powered by green energy.
Photo: CAE and Boeing leadership team tour the Boeing facilities in St. Louis, Missouri.