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CAE grows pilot provisioning initiative to address global demand

April 24, 2008, Montreal - CAE is growing its pilot provisioning initiative to address the global pilot shortage.


April 24, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

April 24, 2008, Montreal – CAE is growing its pilot provisioning initiative to address the global pilot shortage. The company has signed agreements to source, recruit, and train more than 600 candidate pilots for Jazeera Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and Wizz Air over a four year period. The contracts were awarded over the last few months during CAE’s fiscal year 2008.

“We’re delighted that Wizz Air, Kingfisher Airlines, and Jazeera Airways have recognized CAE’s leadership in recruiting and training pilots,” said Jeff Roberts, Group President, Civil Training & Services and Innovation. “Over the past 12 months, CAE has already recruited and trained more than 700 pilots through its pilot supply programs. We look forward to recruiting new pilots that will help these airlines continue to grow and prosper.”

Jazeera Airways is a low-fare airline based in Kuwait and Dubai that flies to destinations in the Middle East, Europe and India. Under the terms of the contract, CAE will source, recruit and conduct A320 type rating training of trainees proposed to be employed or contracted by the airline. Training will take place in the Emirates-CAE flight training centre in Dubai and in the CAE Madrid training centre in Spain.

Kingfisher Airlines is an airline based in Mumbai, India operating an extensive network to a range of destinations, with plans for regional and long-haul international services. Under the terms of the contract, CAE will source, recruit and train pilots for various aircraft types, including Airbus A320 aircraft. Training will take place in the Emirates-CAE flight training centre in Dubai, the CAE Madrid training centre in Spain, or the CAE Brussels training centre in Belgium.

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Wizz Air is a low cost airline based in Central and Eastern Europe. Under the terms of the agreement, CAE will source, recruit and train pilots for Airbus A320 aircraft. Training will take place in the Emirates-CAE flight training centre in Dubai and in the CAE Madrid training centre in Spain.

CAE’s pilot provisioning program is a turnkey service that includes a complete range of pilot recruiting and training services for airlines. CAE is already under contract with several airlines to recruit, train and supply pilots. CAE will undertake a global search for recruits using its considerable international database and leveraging the CAE Global Academy, a global alliance of flight training organizations.

CAE is a world leader in providing simulation and modelling technologies and integrated training solutions for the civil aviation industry and defence forces around the globe. With annual revenues exceeding C$1 billion, CAE employs approximately 6,000 people at more than 75 sites and training locations in 20 countries. We have the largest installed base of civil and military full-flight simulators and training devices. Through our global network of 27 civil aviation and military training centres, we train more than 75,000 crewmembers yearly. We also offer modelling and simulation software to various market segments and through CAE’s professional services division, we assist customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs. www.cae.com