Montreal based simulator training leader, CAE has announced a number of important training agreements with IndiGo, CityJet, Shenzhen Airlines and Norwegian Airlines. "We are very proud to help our cadets achieve their professional pilot careers while supporting the training needs of our commercial airlines partners," said Nick Leontidis, Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions.
CAE has signed a new ab-initio pilot training contract with India's largest and fastest growing low-fare airline, IndiGo. This will cater for the training and eventual induction into the airline of over 200 additional professional pilots through 2018. The students will complete their training program at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy in either Gondia (NFTI), India or Melbourne, Australia starting in the fall of 2016. CAE has already trained more than 250 cadets, till date for IndiGo.
CAE will also deliver a new EASA ATPL Integrated Training programme as part of the Climb High Mentored Cadet Programme, to Irish Airline, CityJet. CAE has been selected by the Irish airline for the delivery of a ten cadets, who will commence training by the end of 2016 at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy in Oxford, UK and Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Chinese airline, Shenzhen Airlines has further extended its ab-initio training program with CAE. This follows the program renewal announced in December, last year. The total number of additional cadets to be selected, assessed and trained by CAE now crosses 100. Cadets began training at the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, in December 2015. Shenzhen Airlines has been a customer of CAE since 2013.
CAE will also provide crew resourcing services to support Norwegian Airlines' growing pilot personnel needs, in partnership with OSM Aviation. Norwegian is OSM's largest customer and as part of the agreement, more than 20 CAE Oxford Aviation Academy selected graduates will become First Officers with the airline, starting Fall 2016.