CAE celebrates 70 years of innovation

As a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets, CAE is continuing to help define global training standards through its innovative virtual-to-live training solutions. These solutions make flying safer, maintain defence force readiness and enhance patient safety.

With 8,000 employees, 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries, CAE trains more than 120,000 civil and defence crew members and thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide each year.

This year, CAE is celebrating 70 years of training service to these industries and through its core business of civil aviation, defence and security and healthcare it continues to make an innovative impact globally.

Known previously as Canadian Aviation Electronics Ltd., CAE was founded seven decades ago on the vision of ex-Royal Canadian Air Force officer, Ken Patrick, who assembled what he called “a war-trained team that was extremely innovative and very technology-intensive.”

“Today, innovation is still at the heart of our company,” said Marc Parent, CAE’s President and CEO. “Since our first contract to build a flight simulator for the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1952, we transformed ourselves over the years from a simulator manufacturer to a global training company focused on making air travel safer, allowing defence forces to return home safely, and helping medical personnel provide better care. That’s something we are really proud of.”

CAE also provides air, land, naval and public safety training to more than 50 defence forces in approximately 35 countries around the world.

To catch a glimpse of CAE’s broad global reach as a leader in training, check out this video of CAE in 75 seconds.

To learn more about CAE, go here.

Author: Marcello Sukhdeo

Marcello is the managing editor of Vanguard, IT in Canada and Canadian Government Executive and the host of Vanguard Radio and WRLWND Radio podcasts. He is an avid technology and security enthusiast, who has worked on content leadership strategies for a number of industries including the public sector, life science, technology and defence.

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