CAE has opened two new training centres in the
United Kingdom, one at London Gatwick and another in Manchester.
CAE also recently expanded its Barcelona
training centre and will open another facility in Milan, Italy on
10 October .
state-of-the-art flight simulators, the new centres provide
advanced training facilities for Europe-based airlines, including
easyJet, with whom CAE signed a 10-year exclusive pilot training
agreement in 2018.
“These new training centres and our expansion in
Europe underscore the important role that CAE plays in helping the
industry build and grow a strong pipeline of professional
pilots,’’ said Marc Parent, CAE’s President and CEO. “The start of
training at the new CAE London Gatwick and CAE Manchester centres
is an important milestone marking the growth of CAE’s global
network to 59 civil aviation training centres and flight
academies. Through the long-term agreement with easyJet, and
training partnerships with Virgin Atlantic, BA CityFlyer,
Norwegian, TUI UK, LOT Polish Airlines and SAS Ireland to name but
a few, CAE continues to be further recognized as the training
partner of choice for airlines in Europe and around the world.”
CAE London Gatwick
The new CAE London Gatwick training centre is
currently equipped with seven new CAE 7000XR Series full-flight
simulators (FFS) including simulators for the Airbus A320-family,
Airbus A350 and Airbus A330 platforms.
By the end of 2020, following the
relocation of five simulators from the current CAE Gatwick centre
(including 2 A320, 1 B757/767, 1 B737NG, 1 E190), and the addition
of a new Boeing 787 simulator, it will offer training on 13
In December 2019, easyJet will be the first
airline to train its pilots on CAE’s latest flight training device
(FTD), the CAE 600XR, adding flexibility to the airline’s training
curriculum with the highest training device fidelity available in
the fixed base training market. The device, reproducing the Airbus
A320, will be equipped with a CAE Tropos 6000XR collimated visual
system and a fully enclosed instructor area.
On a daily basis, the CAE London Gatwick
training centre has the capacity to host over 500 people,
including pilots, cabin crew, and technicians. Per year, it is capable of training
around 13,000 pilots, supporting the demand for commercial
pilots, that continues to grow at an accelerated pace.
The new CAE Manchester training centre is
equipped with two Airbus A320 FFSs, a British Aerospace 146 FFS
and a Boeing 757/767 FFS. An Airbus A330/A340 FFS will be added at
the end of 2019.
In addition to easyJet, this training centre
supports several Europe-based airlines, by providing cadet to
captain training solutions and cabin crew training equipment.
A new CAE Milan training centre will be
inaugurated on 10 October 2019 to provide a local solution to
pilot and cabin crew training for easyJet.
The centre currently operates three new
CAE 7000XR Series Airbus A320 FFSs equipped with the CAE Tropos
6000XR visual system.
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 December 2019.
CAE recently expanded its training centre in
Barcelona to support the training needs of airline customers
Vueling, Volotea and Norwegian.
The CAE Barcelona training centre which offers
A320 and Boeing 737NG training recently deployed a third
simulator, an Airbus A320 FFS, as well as additional classrooms,
and cabin crew training equipment.
David Morgan, easyJet’s interim Chief Operations Officer,
said, “We know that a key element of success is to
have the very latest standard of training devices, which
accurately reflect the modern fleet of aircraft that we have. We
are delighted to be partnered with CAE as a trusted manufacturer
and training provider. We are confident that this partnership will
ensure that easyJet pilots will continue to be regarded as the
best pilots in the world.”