Posted on: 04 November 2015 by Ross McSweeny
KLM Cityhopper, the regional subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, has signed an exclusive 5-year pilot training agreement with CAE which will see the latter support the airline's Embraer 170 and 190 training needs in Europe.
“We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with CAE,” commented Boet Kreiken, KLM Cityhopper’s managing director. “We are happy to provide our crews with professional training services for the Embraer and the last years of operation for the Fokker. We are confident that CAE will continue to deliver with its quality training services.”
The carrier’s pilots will begin training at CAE's centre in Amsterdam in 2016 using the company’s E170 and E190 full-flight simulators as well as on a CAE flight training device, allowing them to practice skills in a realistic virtual environment.
“We are honoured to have been a training partner of KLM for 50 years, and we are proud that the airline selected CAE to support KLM Cityhopper's training needs in Europe” added Nick Leontidis, CAE's group president of civil aviation training solutions. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with KLM by providing high quality pilot training services its crews.”
Pictured (from left to right): Matthijs Huizinga, head of training, KLM Cityhopper; Boet Kreiken, managing director, KLM Cityhopper; Jan Van Engelen, VP commercial aviation training, CAE Europe and Africa
Stephanie Taylor, editorial assistant, Low-Fare & Regional Airlines / LARAnews.net