CAE president and chief executive officer Marc Parent has been inducted into Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame. This award recognises individuals who have made outstanding contributions to aviation and aerospace in Canada. The ceremony took place on 27 October in Montreal.
"I am humbled to receive this award, a recognition of CAE's efforts to make the world a safer place that I share with CAE employees around the world," says Parent.
Parent has more than 35 years of experience in the aerospace industry. Since joining CAE in 2005, he has led the company's growth beyond creating simulation products to providing solutions, services and technologies that enhance human performance, while always looking for innovative ways to give back to Canada. Under his leadership, CAE has become the largest provider of civil aviation training services in the world and a global leader in training and mission support solutions for defence and security forces and healthcare sectors.
Over the years, Parent has been honoured with numerous other awards, including the Order of Canada, being named Industry Leader of the Year by the Living Legends of Aviation, Québec's Air and Space Hall of Fame and a Knight of the Ordre National du Québec in 2022.