A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establish a joint venture for pilot training in Singapore has been inked by Singapore Airlines (SIA) and CAE. The centre will operate out of the Singapore Airlines Training Centre (STC) located near Changi Airport.
The provision of simulator training for Boeing aircraft types, supporting SIA Group airlines and other operators’ pilot training needs in the region, will be the initial focus of the JV, which will be equally owned by SIA and CAE.
“The long-term prospects for the aviation sector are positive, and we are confidentthat the new flight training joint venture with CAE will further enhance Singapore’sposition as a leading aviation hub. With the SIA Group expanding its fleet to driveadditional growth, the joint venture will help keep pace with our own trainingrequirements as well as those of other airlines in the region,” said Singapore Airlines CEO, Goh Choon Phong.
He added, “This investment with CAE, one of the world’s leading civil aviation training organisations, is also in line with our push to drive revenue-generation from new adjacent businesses. Together with CAE’s expertise, we are positive that it will be a leading training facility for Boeing aircraft types in the Asia-Pacific region.”
Four of its full-flight Boeing aircraft simulators will be initially transferred by SIA to the venture, while additional CAE-built training equipment will be acquired progressively.
The training facility will provide a full range of initial type rating and recurrent training programmes for Boeing 737 MAX, 747, 777 and 787 aircraft types.
Subject to approvals, operations are expected to begin by the end of the year.