CAE and easyJet have opened a training centre
near Milan Malpensa airport in Lombardy, Italy.
After London Gatwick and Manchester, this is the
third new training centre that CAE has inaugurated in the last
month to support the pilot training needs of easyJet across
The brand new CAE Milan
training centre currently operates three new CAE 7000XR Series
Airbus A320 FFSs equipped with the CAE Tropos 6000XR visual
These FFSs will be joined by CAE’s latest 600XR Airbus
A320 flight training device (FTD) equipped with CAE Tropos 6000XR
collimated visual system and a fully enclosed instructor area in
easyJet will be the first airline company to train
its pilots on the CAE’s 600XR FTD, adding flexibility to the
airline’s training curriculum with the highest training device
fidelity available in the fixed-base training market.
“With this enhanced training network, CAE will
now have the capacity to train over 35,000 commercial pilots in
Europe, including more than 2,000 pilots per year at the new CAE
Milan training center,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group
President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. “The CAE Milan
training center is a state-of-the-art facility which features
modern debriefing rooms and classrooms, and the latest technology.
We are happy to welcome easyJet pilots to CAE Milan as they start
training on CAE’s latest-generation of full-flight simulators, and
we thank easyJet for their partnership and continued trust.”
aircraft based in Italy, a maximum of 500 daily operations, and
almost 19 million passengers carried in the last financial year,
easyJet is the third-largest airline in the country.
started its operations in Italy in 1998 and opened its first
Italian base in Malpensa in 2006 which became its second largest
base in continental Europe with more than 70 million passengers
carried and 21 based aircraft.
addition to training all easyJet’s pilots, CAE also provides cadet
training for easyJet in its European aviation academy network in
Brussels, Madrid, Oslo and Oxford.