CAE’s acquisition of Sabre Corporation’s AirCentre airline operations portfolio

Norton Rose Fulbright Montreal office, supported by a global Norton Rose Fulbright team, advised CAE Inc. (CAE) on its completed US$392.5 million acquisition of Sabre Corporation’s AirCentre airline operations portfolio.

The transaction was a highly complex carve-out transaction and included all products under the AirCentre banner, and related technology and intellectual property, as well as the transfer of AirCentre employees in various countries, including the US, India, Austria, Poland, Uruguay and China.

AirCentre offers software solutions to more than 150 airline customers related to crew scheduling management, flight, airport and in-flight operations management.

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CAE is a high technology company that offers digital solutions to improve the customer experience and revolutionize personnel training and operational support in a number of sectors, including in civil aviation. This acquisition will expand CAE’s reach across a large airline customer base, allowing it to deliver on its goal to help their civil aviation clients operate with more efficiency and precision.

Norton Rose Fulbright team included Peter Riddell, Mathieu Deschamps, Nikita Stepin, Derek Chiasson, Martin Masse, Justin Coddington, Michael Flamenbaum, David Gallai, Sun Hong, Ian Giles, Stefan Reisinger, Tim Schaper, Amanda Wait, Agnieszka Braciszewska, Andrew Eklund, Malgorzata Patocka, Pierre-François Tétreault, Julia Godolphin, Antonino Gentile, Stéfanie Thibert, Sean Cohen, Erika Woolgar, Juan Felipe Velasquez, Carolyn Webb and Wenqi Zheng.