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Hibernia Project and RDC Investing in New Helicopter Training and R&D Centre

• $16 million investment in a new helicopter training and research centre
• St. John’s facility will be equipped with the first Level D simulator with night vision in Canada

St. John’s May 29, 2015 – The Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) and the Research & Development Corporation (RDC) are investing approximately $16 million in a new helicopter training and research and development (R&D) centre in Newfoundland and Labrador. HMDC will contribute $13 million to the centre and its helicopter simulator system, and RDC will contribute $3.3 million to the cost of the helicopter simulator system and the completion of five research projects.

The centre is being developed and will be operated by CAE, a leading Canadian provider of training and simulation technologies. The simulator will provide unprecedented realism for offshore facilities and local weather conditions, and will feature the first approved helicopter simulator with night vision capability in Canada.

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