Beverly Hills (California): Canadian high technology company CAE’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Marc Parent, was honoured with the Living Legends of Aviation’s highest award, the Industry Leader of the Year Award.
Living Legends of Aviation is one of the most prestigious aviation recognition events in the world, hosted by John Travolta and held in Beverly Hills, California.
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“I am truly honoured to be recognised by the Living Legends of Aviation and join men and women who have made significant contributions to our industry,” said Marc.
“My professional journey has been enormously fulfilling. At a time when we need to encourage young people to pursue a career in aviation, especially as pilots, I hope the stories of today’s aviation Legends inspire the next generation to take to the skies and become the Legends of tomorrow.”
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Throughout his career, Marc has helped shape the aerospace industry in Canada and around the world. His contribution was recognised in 2020 when he was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada – one of the country’s highest honours – and in 2021 when he was inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. Under his leadership, CAE has become a global leader in training pilots and crew members, a symbol of excellence globally, with a noble purpose to make flying safer.
Marc joined CAE in 2005 and became President and CEO in 2009. He led the company’s growth beyond simulation products to become the largest provider of civil aviation training services and a global leader in training and mission support solutions for defense & security forces, and healthcare sectors.
Today, Marc is heading a corporate transformation, positioning CAE as a high-tech leader, bringing the digital and physical worlds closer together through technology. With nine acquisitions since March 2020, CAE has significantly increased its capabilities and expanded its offering.
The “Living Legends of Aviation” are a group of 100 remarkable people of extraordinary accomplishment in aviation. The Legends are aviation entrepreneurs, innovators, astronauts, industry leaders, record breakers, pilots that have become celebrities and celebrities that have become pilots.
They gather each year to celebrate individual accomplishments and advancements during aviation’s 2nd hundred years. The event is produced by Kiddie Hawk Air Academy, an organisation that educates and sparks children’s interest in aviation.
CAE is a high technology company, at the leading edge of digital immersion, providing solutions to make the world a safer place. Backed by a record of more than 70 years of industry firsts, CAE continues to reimagine the customer experience and revolutionise training and operational support solutions in civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare.