CAE and Air Canada signed what they describe as an exclusive five-year aircraft maintenance training partnership agreement. As a result, CAE is now Air Canada’s embedded Transport Canada Approved Training Organization for Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering.
“This first of its kind training agreement between two Canadian companies will provide a training experience true to the aircraft platforms with high level of instruction, service, courseware and technology,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President Civil Aviation Training Solutions.
The agreement includes the development, management and delivery of all of Air Canada’s maintenance and engineering training, including all regulatory approved training. CAE explains it will implement many of its digital training technologies, including training and qualifications management, virtual 360 aircraft environments, and a new digital solution. CAE states this platform will allow Air Canada to explore modern training environments such as evidence-based training.
“I look forward to the implementation of Air Canada’s Aircraft Maintenance Training Center of Excellence, which will bring two world class, Canadian companies together,” said Richard Steer, Air Canada’s Senior Vice President of Operations.