* Lockheed Martin contract for Canadian Air Force aircraft
* Team to be trained to maintain Hercules transport planes
* Follows on contract to train aircrew
TORONTO, May 17 Flight simulator and aviation
training company CAE Inc (CAE.TO) said on Monday it won a C$90
million ($87.4 million) aircraft maintenance training contract
from Lockheed Martin (LMT.N) for the Canadian Air Force's new
fleet of 17 CC-130J Hercules transport planes.
The contract is in two phases and extends out until 2016.
The company said it would create about 70 jobs, around 20 of
Last year the government of Canada awarded Montreal-based
CAE a contract for aircrew training on the Hercules planes.
"We are honored to be selected for the overall design,
production, and long-term support of a CC-130J aircraft
maintenance technician training capability that, combined with
the CC-130J aircrew training solution we are developing, will
play a key role in helping prepare our Canadian Forces to fly,
maintain, and support Canada's new fleet of Super Hercules
aircraft," Martin Gagne, CAE's Group president for military
products, training and services, said in a release.
(Reporting by John McCrank, editing by Dave Zimmerman)