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CAE Team Qualifies for C-130J Training Program Nov. 07, 2007

CAE has been deemed compliant on its response to the Government’s Statement of Interest and Qualification (SOIQ) for an Operational Training Systems Provider (OTSP). The OTSP is in support of the C-130J and CH-47 aircraft procurements announced earlier this year by the Government of Canada. The only bidder found to be compliant with SOIQ requirements, the CAE-led team brings together some of the major Canadian training service providers. Sources tell CDR that the training program may be worth $200-$250 million per platform over the 20 year life of the project.  It is believed that the only other respondent to the SOIQ was L-3.  

CAE's Canadian-based partners on this program include:

- MDA Ltd., based in Richmond, British Columbia;
- NGRAIN, based in Vancouver, British Columbia;
- Atlantis Systems International, based in Brampton, Ontario;
- Bombardier, based in St-Laurent, Quebec;
- Simgraph Inc., based in Laval, Quebec;
- xwave, based in St-Johns, Newfoundland.

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) will release to CAE, a request for proposal to acquire equipment and aircrew training services over 20 years for Canada's future tactical airlift aircraft and helicopter fleets. Canada is currently in the process of acquiring a fleet of 17 C-130J tactical airlift aircraft and is expected to acquire CH-47 Chinook helicopters in the future.