CAE announced today at the 2017 Pilots Career Live (PCL) Madrid the expansion of its cadet training network to Spain, supporting European commercial airlines' increasing need for more professional pilots in the region. CAE is now accepting applications for the Madrid-based integrated ATPL program. Classes are scheduled to begin in July at CAE's training centre in Madrid.

As part of the ab-initio pilot training program, aspiring captains will begin the EASA theoretical knowledge training at CAE's training centre in Madrid, followed by flight training in Phoenix, AZ, USA and Oxford, UK.

"We are very proud to help cadets achieve their professional pilot careers, while supporting our commercial airline partners' increasing need for more pilots worldwide," said Nick Leontidis, CAE's Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. "We are delighted to build on our cadet to captain training offering in Spain and are committed to continue recruiting and training our airline customers' future captains and developing their professional pilots' competencies".

CAE will be hosting various information sessions across Spain to promote the cadet program. We will be in Sevilla on May 13, Valencia on May 14, Madrid on May 20 and Barcelona on May 21st. Registration for the information sessions is available at

CAE Madrid is the training partner of choice of Spain's major airlines and low-cost carriers, providing pilot and cabin crew training. CAE currently operates ten full-flight simulators at the CAE Madrid training centre, training more than 1,000 pilots and cabin crew every year.

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