--Focus on performance-based training and associated biometric assessment to increase student proficiency-

Rotterdam, Netherlands, April 25, 2023 – Today, at the International Training Technology Exhibition and Conference, CAE and the Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) announced collaboration supporting performance-based training and biometric assessment for pilot training.

The cooperative efforts foster the design and development of next-generation pilot training programs as they move toward an automated, real- time, objective assessment of situational awareness for pilot training.

In the initial steps, NLR, a leading international research aerospace centre, will assess the results and applied methodology of a trial conducted by CAE for the Japan Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF). NLR will evaluate the measured proficiency attributed to the use of biometric analysis and feedback in the trial. This assessment will inform future research efforts and help identify opportunities and potential improvements.

The trial released at the Military Flight Training Conference 2023 measured training efficacy and human performance of student pilots practicing take-off and landing maneuvers on CAE’s Trax Academy Sprint Virtual Reality Training Devices. The trial with 30 JASDF cadets leveraged Artificial Intelligence (AI) coaching and real-time feedback on maneuvers to demonstrate improved student proficiencies.

CAE and NLR will extend their collaboration in human behavior assessment and biometrics with potential cooperation regarding the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) replacement of the initial flying training capacity. CAE and NLR will evaluate the general viability of the cooperative effort to leverage their complementary skills in providing an optimal solution to the RNLAF's requirements.




CAE and NLR announce collaboration at IT2EC. Pictured: Henk van Dijk, Vice President Aerospace Operations of Royal NLR and Damien Moscetti, Director, CAE Strategy and Business Development Europe.

About CAE

At CAE, we equip people in critical roles with the expertise and solutions to create a safer world. As a technology company, we digitalize the physical world, deploying simulation training and critical operations support solutions. Above all else, we empower pilots, airlines, defence and security forces, and healthcare practitioners to perform at their best every day and when the stakes are the highest. Around the globe, we’re everywhere customers need us to be with more than 13,000 employees in more than 200 sites and training locations in over 40 countries. CAE represents 75 years of industry firsts—the highest-fidelity flight, mission, and medical simulators, and personalized training programs powered by artificial intelligence. We’re investing our time and resources into building the next generation of cutting-edge, digitally immersive training and critical operations solutions while keeping positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact at the core of our mission. Today and tomorrow, we’ll make sure our customers are ready for the moments that matter. cae.com

About Royal NLR - Netherlands Aerospace Centre

Royal NLR operates as an objective and independent research centre, working with its partners towards a better world tomorrow. As part of that, NLR offers innovative solutions and technical expertise, creating a strong competitive position for the commercial sector. It is an organisation that works to achieve sustainable, safe, efficient and effective aerospace operations.

The combination of in-depth insights into customers’ needs, multidisciplinary expertise and state-of-the-art research facilities makes rapid innovation possible. Both domestically and abroad, NLR plays a pivotal role between science, the commercial sector and governmental authorities, bridging the gap between fundamental research and practical applications.

From its main offices in Amsterdam and Marknesse plus two satellite offices, NLR helps to create a safe and sustainable society. It works with partners on numerous programmes in both civil aviation and defence. Additionally, NLR helps to achieve both Dutch and European goals and climate objectives in line with the Luchtvaartnota (Aviation Policy Document), the European Green Deal and Flightpath 2050, and by participating in programmes such as Clean Aviation, Clean Hydrogen, SESAR, and in the National Growth Fund project Luchtvaart in Transitie.

For more information, go to www.nlr.org.