Posted on: 01 June 2016 by Mark Howells
CAE has announces new and extended cadet training agreements with IndiGo, CityJet, Norwegian, Shenzhen Airlines and Buckinghamshire New University.
IndiGo has signed a new ab-initio pilot training contract with CAE for the creation of over 200 additional professional pilots between now and 2018. As part of the airline’s training footprint expansion, one new international training pathway will allow selected candidates to pursue a professional pilot career with IndiGo and complete their training programme at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy in either Gondia, India or Melbourne, Australia starting in the final quarter of 2016. To date, CAE has trained more than 250 cadets for IndiGo.
CityJet has selected CAE for a new EASA ATPL Integrated Training programme as part of the Climb High Mentored Cadet Programme. Ten cadets will begin training by the end of 2016 at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy in Oxford, UK and Phoenix, AZ, USA. Upon completion of their training, the selected candidates will be employed by CityJet.
Following the programme renewal announced in December 2015, Shenzhen Airlines has further extended its ab initio training programme with CAE. The renewed agreement will bring the total number of additional cadets to be selected, assessed and trained to more than 100.
In partnership with OSM Aviation, CAE now provides crew resourcing services to support Norwegian’s growing pilot requirement. The assessment and recruitment campaign began in London, UK at the end of April 2016. As part of the agreement, more than 20 CAE Oxford Aviation Academy selected graduates will become First Officers with OSM’s largest customer, Norwegian, starting in the final quarter of 2016.
Since the beginning of 2016, over 20 new cadets selected CAE Oxford Aviation Academy as part of the new edition of the Modular Waypoint Plus Pilot Programme in partnership with Buckinghamshire New University (BNU). Training of the next group of students is due to start in August 2016 in Oxford, UK followed by hours building and CPL training in Phoenix, USA.
“We are very proud to help our cadets achieve their professional pilot careers while supporting the training needs of our commercial airlines partners,” declared Nick Leontidis, Group President, CAE Civil Aviation Training Solutions.