CAE today announced plans to expand its business aviation training network with a new facility in Central Europe. The centre will have a capacity for up to six full-flight simulators, offering advanced pilot training on the latest light- and large-segment business jets. The new business aviation training centre, the company’s first in the region, is scheduled to open in the second half of 2024.

“CAE’s new training centre in Central Europe will add much-needed training capacity in the region and bring us closer to where our customers operate their aircraft,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation. “CAE is expanding its business aviation training network in strategic locations to help the industry meet the global requirement for an additional 45,000 business aviation pilots over the next ten years.*”

This announcement marks another milestone in the expansion of CAE’s business aviation training network. On April 4, 2023, CAE inaugurated its first U.S. West Coast business aviation training centre in Las Vegas, Nevada, and a new facility in Savannah, Georgia is set to open later this year. 

*CAE’s Pilot Demand Outlook 2020


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. Read our FY22 Annual Activity and Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

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