- Pilot training commences at CAE's campus in Bengaluru
Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, and CAE, a global leader in simulation and training solutions for civil aviation, today announced that they have signed a training centre operations services contract and that Jet Airways pilots have already started to train at CAE's integrated training centre in Bengaluru.
Under the terms of the agreement, CAE has relocated Jet Airways' CAE-built simulators from the airline's training centre in Mumbai to CAE's training centre in Bengaluru. Jet Airways' simulators, which include two B737 full-flight simulators (FFS) and one B777 FFS, are now fully operational and certified by India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
"It is our priority to train our pilots to the highest level of safety, and we are proud to have CAE as our training partner of choice," said Cramer Ball, Chief Executive Officer Designate, Jet Airways. "We have purchased all our simulators from CAE in the past and we are delighted to expand our relationship to now include training centre operations services. In the years ahead, the pilot training requirements for Jet Airways will evolve and this agreement with CAE will ensure that our highly trained flight crew continue to be trained to the highest international aviation standards."
The six-bay CAE centre is located in a 116,000 square-foot complex close to the Bengaluru International Airport at Devanahalli. Operational since late 2008, it is the first non-airline training centre to earn approval as a fixed-wing Type Rating Training Organisation (TRTO) by India's DGCA.
All simulators at the CAE center are level D certified zero flight time devices which allow Jet Airways to carry out initial, upgrade, recurrent and specialized training such as low visibility and airport qualification for critical airports such as Leh and Kathmandu
"CAE is honoured to have been chosen by Jet Airways for both our leadership and our ability to provide training solutions tailored to meet its specific needs," said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation and Training. "We look forward to continuing to grow our relationship with Jet Airways to support its entire fleet training requirements."
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 113 aircraft, which include 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 8 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 4 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, 73 next generations Boeing 737-700/800/900/900 ER aircraft and 15 ATR 72-500 and 3 ATR72-600. With an average fleet age of 5.20 years, the airline has one of the youngest fleet of aircraft in the world. Flights to 74 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Kuwait, London (Heathrow), Muscat, New York (Newark), Paris, Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.
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CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) is a global leader in providing comprehensive training solutions based on world-leading simulation technology and integrated training services. The company employs 8,000 people at more than 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries. Our vision is to be our customers' Partner of Choice and we take a long-term approach to customer relationships. We offer our civil aviation and defence and security customers a complete range of highly innovative product, service and training centre solutions designed to help them meet their mission critical needs for safety, efficiency and readiness. We provide similar solutions to customers in healthcare and mining. CAE has the largest installed base of civil and military flight simulators, supported by a range of after-sales services, and has been serving the needs of its customers for nearly 70 years. We have the broadest training services network in the world and offer civil aviation, military and helicopter training services in 67 locations worldwide and train more than 120,000 civil and military crewmembers annually. www.cae.com
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