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Calian Continues to Strengthen Partnership with RCAF As Mission Critical Training and Health Services Showcased at CANSEC

Ottawa, ON, May 30, 2018 – Calian Group Ltd. (TSX: CGY) Calian continues to grow and strengthen its partnership with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as it showcases mission-critical services at this week’s CANSEC 2018 conference in Ottawa. 

Calian is one of the RCAF’s largest training partners, having supported the RCAF with highly specialized training and engineering services for approximately 15 years. 

The company currently provides aircraft maintenance and repair training services for the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering (CFSATE) at CFB Borden; and e-learning courses for RCAF students at the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics (CFSCE) at CFB Kingston. Earlier this year Calian renewed an engineering services contract with the RCAF in support of its Airworthiness Program, providing specialized aeronautic services in 66 different categories to help ensure Canada’s military fleet flies safely and effectively. 

Recently, the RCAF selected Calian Training to design, develop and deliver e-learning courses for the RCAF Learning Support Centre in a wide range of subject areas from aircraft mechanics to aircraft safety. The RCAF possesses more than 100,000 hours of learning content for its members and offers training across more than 40 different units and schools. The RCAF selected Calian to leverage this extensive learning content for interactive e-learning courses that will increase the RCAF’s training effectiveness and efficiency. 

“Calian is proud to be supporting the RCAF’s commitment to be an agile learning organization that facilitates continuous improvement in education and professional development,” said Donald Whitty, Vice President, Calian Training. “Calian is one of the largest training partners of the Canadian Armed Forces, and we’re excited to be strengthening and growing this valued relationship with the RCAF.” 

Calian is a long-term partner to the Department of National Defence. Calian Training has provided operational readiness and other training services to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) for more than 20 years, and for 13 years, Calian Health has supplied critical health support services to CAF members at bases across the country. 

Today at CANSEC, Calian is releasing a groundbreaking new video that takes viewers inside the Canadian Army Simulation Centre at CFB Kingston, with footage and interviews that bring to life some of the company’s mission-critical training services with the CAF. (View it at booth 1213 or access it online here.)  

“For more than two decades we’ve been proud to provide DND with services to that range from cyber security and readiness training to healthcare and engineering,” added Kevin Ford, President and CEO, Calian. “It is an honour to be serving our men and women in uniform by living our core purpose: to help our customers to communicate, innovate, lead healthy lives, and stay safe.” 

About Calian Training 

For more than 20 years Calian Training has provided a full suite of specialized training services to both public and private sector organizations, including the Canadian Armed Forces and nuclear power operators. We assess, design, deliver and evaluate training courses, exercises and solutions that help our customers realize individual and team potential. Calian’s training experts help large and small organizations prepare for events in which the consequences of failure are unacceptable. 

About Calian

Calian employs more than 2,900 people with offices and projects that span Canada, U.S. and international markets. The company's capabilities are diverse with services delivered through two divisions. The Business and Technology Services (BTS) Division is headquartered in Ottawa and includes the provision of business and technology services to industry, public and government in the health, training, engineering and IT services domains. Calian’s Systems Engineering Division (SED), located in Saskatoon plans, designs and implements complex communication systems for many of the world’s space agencies and leading satellite manufacturers and operators. SED also provides contract manufacturing services for both private sector and military customers in North America.

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Posted 2018-05-30
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