CAE has signed a new five-year training agreement for AirAsia’s A320 pilots in the Philippines, extending the use of the CAE Rise training system to a third AirAsia affiliate.
Through the new agreement, announced at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting (AGM), CAE will continue to provide initial training for the airline’s pilots and will soon undertake recurrent training at CAE Clark – Philippine Academy for Aviation Training (PAAT) in the Philippines, starting in July 2019.
“AirAsia has embarked on a mission to digitise every aspect of their business and by implementing the CAE Rise™ training system they are better able to train and develop their pilots using real-time insights alongside a new level of training data analytics,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group president, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. “Just recently AirAsia extended the use of the CAE Rise™ training system on the Airbus A330 platform and it’s an honor to see them extend this training system on the Airbus A320 platform with a third airline affiliate.”
Earlier this year CAE announced the signing of a five-year training agreement for AirAsia’s long-haul pilots, extending the use of the CAE Rise training system to AirAsia’s long-haul affiliate, AirAsia X on the Airbus A330 platform.
The CAE Rise training system was launched in 2018.