Developed by Famic Technologies Inc., Automation Studio TM has been selected by CAE for its cuttingedge simulation features proven to be very beneficial to PTS. First of all, Automation Studio capabilities allow users to go much more in-depth than just what an animation could bring, rendering PTS a truly integrated simulation tool. Thus, fault diagnosis exercises are based on actual schematics of simulated aircraft systems (electrical, hydraulic, etc.) schematics that respond to troubleshooting procedures. With the interactive graphical showing physical representations of the aircraft or system being examined, Automation Studio allows students to observe how the system reacts to their various commands. Automation Studio's performance capabilities enhance PTS the flexibility and scalability needed to create a multitude of failure scenarios. It is thus possible to create different training frameworks without having to modify the tool or to make any unnecessary and costly modifications to adapt PTS to another learning scenario. Finally, with the addition of an evaluation function in order to determine the fastest and most cost-effective troubleshooting solution, technicians will be better trained to quickly repair failures and choose the most efficient options to perform their maintenance activities. 'We are pleased to collaborate with CAE for the development of its new Professional Troubleshooting Skills tool by providing our expertise built through our dedicated work over the past 25 years,' said Charbel Nasr, President of Famic Technologies. 'Automation Studio is clearly the best solution that allows PTS to be an efficient tool with the flexibility and the perfomance expected by CAE. Additionally, this collaboration demonstrates once again how Automation Studio is a solution that not only meets the needs of engineering and maintenance, but also those of training as well'. About Famic Technologies Inc. Based in Montreal, Famic Technologies manufactures, markets, and supports CAD and simulation software solutions for hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical, automation and controls applications. Founded in 1986, Famic Technologies provides innovative software solutions to help engineers, maintenance and service personnel, and trainers in the design, training, and maintenance of their systems. About Automation Studio TM Automation Studio TM is a leading software solution that helps manufacturers to reduce their machine time-to-market and to optimize the entire workflow of a project or product lifecycle. It allows seamless integration of system design engineering, simulation, prototyping, testing and troubleshooting, diagnostics and maintenance, service, training, and documentation. Automation Studio is offered in 9 languages and sold in more than 75 countries worldwide. It is available globally through Famic Technologies and its authorized distributors.