7 OCTOBER 2019
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CAE (formerly Canadian Aviation Electronics) has inaugurated two new UK training centres at Gatwick and Manchester to support the start of its 10-year exclusive pilot training agreement with easyJet announced in November 2018.
The openings are also part of CAE’s programme to tackle the growing training needs of airlines in Europe and come as a third training centre is inaugurated in Milan today, 10 October. CAE also recently expanded its Barcelona training centre.
President and CEO Marc Parent said: "These events mark an important step in CAE’s continued growth and investment in Europe and underscore CAE’s role in helping the industry to build and grow a strong pipeline of professional pilots.”
Parent added the start of training at the Gatwick and Manchester centres was an important milestone marking the growth of CAE’s global network to 59 civil aviation training centres and flight academies.
EasyJet interim COO David Morgan said: “Our pilots are among the best trained in the industry; their professionalism and skill is in part thanks to the training technology we continue to invest in.”
As well as the long-term agreement with easyJet, CAE has training partnerships with Virgin Atlantic, BA CityFlyer, Norwegian, TUI UK, LOT Polish Airlines and SAS Ireland.
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