CAE and Russian Helicopters sign pact
Sept. 13, 2012, Moscow, Rus. - CAE Inc, and Russian Helicopter have signed a memorandum of understanding to evaluate the economic feasibility of working together in a number of high-potential areas.
By Carey Fredericks
Under the memorandum, signed at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2012, CAE and Russian Helicopters will examine the possibility of jointly developing helicopter flight simulators and pilot training programmes for students of the Helicopter Academy established in spring 2012 at the National Helicopter Building Centre in Tomilino, Moscow Region.
Also under consideration is the use of CAE's simulators and training facilities to train pilots and mechanics for Russian helicopter operators. CAE and Russian Helicopters will also discuss the joint creation of training centres in Russia and other countries.
The scope of the agreement offers numerous potential benefits for both sides. Russian Helicopters may gain access to a range of CAE's technologies, and the opportunity to make use of the Canadian company's extensive network of training centres to train operators of Russian helicopters around the world. CAE will in turn have the opportunity to promote its products on the global market for Russian-built helicopters.
ILA 2012 runs from 11-16 September at the new and specially designed Berlin ExpoCenter Airport at Schönefeld.