Southwest Airlines orders 5 full-flight simulators from CAE to train pilots

MONTREAL – Southwest Airlines has ordered five CAE full-flight simulators for training crews to fly Boeing 737 passenger jets.

The order by the Dallas-based airline was the largest of several announced Tuesday by CAE, a Montreal-based company that provides a variety of training services and equipment to customers around the world.

CAE says the sales agreements were worth a total of more than $200 million, including 14 full-flight simulators.

Other purchasers included Uzbekistan Airlines, Avenger Flight Group and Sofia Flight Training, which each ordered one flight simulator. Six other flight simulators were ordered by undisclosed customers.

CAE said the orders brought the total FFS sales for fiscal 2015-16 to 53. It also signed two training agreements for commercial pilots with undisclosed European airlines.