CAE inaugurated two new CAE training centers in the United Kingdom -London Gatwick and Manchester- to support the start of its 10-year exclusive pilot training agreement with easyJet announced in November 2018, as well as the growing training needs of airlines in Europe. A third training center was inaugurated in Milan, Italy, on October 10. CAE also recently expanded its Barcelona, Spain, training center.
These milestone events attended by airline customers, governments and employees mark an important step in CAE’s continued growth and investment in Europe.
“These new training centers 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. We thank our partners for their continued trust, and we look forward to welcoming their pilots at our state-of-the-art facilities,’’ said Marc Parent, CAE’s President and CEO. “The start of training at the new CAE London Gatwick and CAE Manchester centers is an important milestone marking the growth of CAE’s global network to 59 civil aviation training centers 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.’’
“We are delighted to be celebrating the launch of this brand new, state-of-the-art pilot training facility today,’’ said David Morgan, easyJet’s interim Chief Operating Officer. “easyJet’s pilots are among the best trained in the industry and our reputation for training is known worldwide; the professionalism and skill of our pilots is in part thanks to the training technology that we continue to invest in. The safety and welfare of our customers and crew is easyJet’s number one priority and by choosing CAE as our training partner of choice and investing in the most advanced technologies we are maintaining our commitment to safety and ensuring easyJet continues to be a center of excellence for crew training.”