CAE announced today at the 14th European Airline Training Symposium (EATS) that it has signed an exclusive 5-year pilot training agreement with KLM Cityhopper, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ regional subsidiary, to support the airline’s Embraer 170/190 training needs in Europe.
KLM Cityhopper pilots will begin training at CAE’s centre in Amsterdam in 2016 on CAE E170/E190 full- flight simulators, as well as on a CAE flight training device (FTD) allowing practicing essential skills in a realistic virtual environment.
“We are honoured to have been a training partner of KLM for 50 years, and we are proud that the airline selected CAE to support KLM Cityhopper’s training needs in Europe,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with KLM by providing high quality pilot training services its crews.”
“We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with CAE,” said Boet Kreiken, Managing Directorof KLM Cityhopper. “We are happy to provide our crews with professional training services for the Embraer and the last years of operation for the Fokker. We are confident that CAE will continue to deliver with its quality training services.”
About KLM Cityhopper
KLM Cityhopper is a regional airline based at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands and was established in April 1991. Wholly-owned by Air France-KLM, KLM Cityhopper operates scheduled short- haul service to 54 destinations across the UK, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland Scandinavia, Italy, Luxembourg and Austria. The airline also operates as a feeder service into Schiphol for its parent's long-haul operations. KLM Cityhopper is a member of the SkyTeam Alliance. KLM Cityhopper currently operates a fleet of 47 aircraft consisting of 28 Embraer E190’s and 19 Fokker 70 aircraft. The remaining Fokker 70 fleet will be replaced by new Embraer 175’s and 190’s over the next three years.
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Note to editors: Photos of the signing ceremony are available on cae.com/photos
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