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CAE and InterGlobe launch new training centre

June 22, 2011, Paris, Fra. - CAE on behalf of CAE Flight Training (India) Pvt Ltd., and InterGlobe Enterprises Limited of India today announced at the Paris Air Show that they are forming a joint venture training centre which will provide pilot and maintenance training solutions for the Indian aviation market.


June 22, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

The centre will be located in the National Capital Region, Delhi, India and is expected to be ready for operation by the end of 2012.

The new Delhi centre will be the fifth aviation training facility that CAE operates in India. CAE already trains more than 1,500 crewmembers every year at its training centre in Bengaluru, including pilots from several Indian airlines such as Air India, Go Air, IndiGo, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and SpiceJet. The CAE Bengaluru training centre is the first independent training centre in India and the first to earn approval as a fixed-wing Type Rating Training Organization (TRTO). CAE also operates with partner Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) a helicopter training centre in Bengaluru equipped with the first advanced, full-fidelity helicopter simulators in India. And in partnership with the Government of India, CAE operates ab initio flight schools in Gondia and Rae Bareli.

"This partnership will provide state-of-the-art infrastructure in India for training airline personnel in one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world," said Rahul Bhatia, Group Managing Director, InterGlobe Enterprises. "We are very pleased to partner with CAE, the global leader in commercial aviation simulation and training, to offer world-class equipment and services."

"India is estimated to need more than 7,000 new commercial pilots over the next seven years and our Delhi training centre will help support this growth," said Jeff Roberts, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "We have progressively expanded our presence in the country to provide training across the commercial aviation spectrum, from ab initio flight schools for new airline pilots to commercial aircraft type-rating training. We are doing the same for helicopter pilot training. CAE has deep and broad relationships with the leading carriers in India and the new Delhi centre represents a further commitment of CAE to India."

The focus of the new Delhi training centre will be to provide "wet" and "dry" type-rating, recurrent, conversion and jet indoctrination training for commercial aircraft pilots. Programs will also be offered for maintenance technicians. The training centre will initially house four new CAE-built Level D full-flight simulators covering Airbus and Boeing aircraft types being operated in India and complementing CAE capabilities at its Bengaluru training centre. The Delhi training centre will be capable of expansion to eight simulator bays. Advanced training technology will be used such as CAE Simfinity(TM) multimedia classrooms, computer-based training and brief/debrief facilities.