CAE announces airline training contracts including easyJet, Air China and EVA air


CAE has announced at 51st International Paris Air Show a series of contracts with more than 30 airlines globally for commercial training solutions including cadet training programs with easyJet, Air China and EVA Air for the supply of 120 cadets. The contracts also included pilot type-rating training solutions for airlines including West Atlantic, AeroContractors of Nigeria, Hong-Kong Airlines and Braathens Regional Airlines, as well as crew resourcing service agreements. CAE has also agreed three B737 full-flight simulators (FFS) for Hainan Airlines as well as one A350 XWB FFS to an undisclosed airline, CAE’s ninth A350 XWB FFS sale

“CAE is pleased to be able to serve the global airline pilot training market with the broadest range of commercial aviation cadet to captain training solutions on the largest variety of aircraft platforms,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions.

The contracts have an estimated value of more than C$90m.

As for the types of training, easyJet has renewed its competency-based Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL) First Officer programme with CAE. The airline will select and train 30 more cadets this year at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy in Oxford, UK. CAE and EVA Air have signed a new contract for a Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL) First Officer programme. Under the agreement, CAE will select, assess and train 60 cadets over the next 12 months, at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy in Phoenix, USA. At the same facility, CAE will train 30 cadets over the next 12 months for and Air China, China’s national flag carrier.

CAE will also deliver A320/A330 type-rating training for Hong Kong Airlines, Dash 8-300/400 and B737-400/500 type-rating training for AeroContractors of Nigeria, and ATP, CRJ200 B737 and B767 training for West Atlantic.