CAE opens Women in Flight scholarship applications


+VIDEO Five full scholarships, covering the entire cost of cadet pilot training, including accommodation and travel, are on offer from CAE.

They will be awarded to ‘outstanding female ambassadors’ to become role models and to inspire more women to join the pilot profession, says CAE.

Upon successful completion of their training, the selected candidates will have the opportunity to secure their first pilot job and fly for one of the following airlines: Aeromexico, AirAsia, CityJet, easyJet, or a fifth operator to be unveiled in the upcoming weeks.

“CAE will provide financial support to aspiring female pilots by awarding five full scholarships to one of CAE’s selected airline-mentored cadet pilot training programmes across our global training network,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions.

“Over the next decade, the civil aviation industry will need over 300,000 new pilots. With women currently representing less than 5% of pilots, we want to take a proactive approach to promote a better gender balance and tap into a wider pool of talent.

“We are looking for dedicated candidates who can inspire a new generation of professional pilots, and we look forward to accompany these future ambassadors, and passionate women throughout their journey.”

CAE women pilot scholarships

CAE will follow selected candidates on their journey to the flight deck and give them the opportunity to become aviation role models and inspire even more women to join the pilot profession.

Eligible female candidates who meet the requirements of the selected airline’s current cadet programme and of the scholarship are invited to submit their applications via CAE’s website at More details about the programme and the selection process can also be found online.