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CAE Inc to hire Indian engineers

Buoyed by the success of a trial run of an outsourcing project, Canada's CAE Inc will hire a batch of 50 Indian aerospace engineers.

india Updated: May 24, 2006 11:42 IST

Buoyed by the success of a trial run of an outsourcing project, Canada's leading makers of flight simulators CAE Inc will hire a batch of 50 aerospace engineers from India to boost productivity and make the most of round-the-clock work flow.

The Montreal-based company had hired 50 professionals from Bangalore 18 months back for speeding up the delivery time for flight simulators.

The trial run of electronic data exchange proved to be so successful that the company is active on the job market again to net another 50 engineers from Bangalore, the Globe and Mail reported.

As a result, Indian engineers would pore over complex software programmes during the day to help their counterparts in Montreal get some shut-eye, CAE Chief Executive Officer Robert Brown said and added that the system was complementary from a time zone point of view and builds on efficiency.

The workforce in India would help troubleshoot, do labour-intensive chores by revising and testing software that simulates "virtual reality" of piloting an array of aircraft, the report said.

"The people in India are very competent," Brown said. "They're highly qualified people... We can begin work very quickly." Brown, however, declined to comment on the wage scales in Canada and India, the paper said.

CAE's India connection goes way back to 1971 when it sold a full-flight simulator to Air-India. Over the past 35 years its customers include Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Air Deccan, SpiceJet and Air Sahara, the report said.