CAE signs 10-year training agreement with Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic A330

CAE has signed a ten-year agreement with Virgin Atlantic Airways to train pilots on the Airbus A330 and A350.

Virgin Atlantic’s pilots will receive Airbus A330 and A350 training at CAE’s training centre in London Gatwick, equipped with new CAE 7000XR full-flight simulators, starting in the first half of 2019.

The contract also includes the deployment of one Airbus A350 flight training device (FTD), to be delivered to Virgin Atlantic’s training centre ‘The Base’ in Crawley. The CAE 500XR Series FTD will be ready for training by the end of 2018.

“CAE has been a tremendous partner for the past 12 years, providing high-quality training equipment for our pilots to train on, and consistently delivering an outstanding training experience,” said Phil Maher, Executive Vice President, Operations at Virgin Atlantic.