CAE Aviation

CAE Aviation is an aviation company based in Luxembourg providing services such as aerial surveillance, reconnaissance, parachuting and maintenance to various international governmental agencies and private operators.[1][2] The business is unrelated to Canadian flight simulator manufacturer CAE.

CAE Aviation
Private limited company
IndustryAerial work, equipment maintenance
Founded1971; 49 years ago (1971)
HeadquartersLuxembourg Airport,
Key people
Luc Audoore (Managing Director)
ServicesAerial surveillance, military parachuting, airborne geophysics, maintenance
Revenue€42,500,000 (2015)


Founded in 1971, CAE Aviation initially specialised in aircraft maintenance. Since the 1980s the company has diversified into aerial surveillance and reconnaissance.[1]


With a fleet comprising six different types of turboprop aircraft – mainly of the Beechcraft King Air and Fairchild Metro families – CAE Aviation provides aerial surveillance, military parachuting and airborne geophysics services.[3] The company also runs a service centre for Wescam airborne cameras in Lapalisse, France.


As of August 2019 the CAE Aviation fleet includes the following aircraft:[4]



  1. ^ a b "Our profile". CAE Aviation. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b Ripley, Tim (31 October 2016). "French-contracted surveillance aircraft crashes in Malta". Jane's Defence Weekly. IHS. Archived from the original on 27 December 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  3. ^ Nkala, Oscar (16 March 2015). "CAE Aviation Offers ISR Services to Nigeria". Defense News. Sightline Media Group. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 20.