CAE to train 400 pi­lots for AirAsia

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PETALING JAYA: AirAsia Group Bhd wants CAE to train about 400 cadet pi­lots to sup­port its growth in the var­i­ous mar­kets it op­er­ates over the next five years.

The first batch of cadet pi­lots will be­gin train­ing in the sec­ond half of the year for a 18-month com­pe­tency-based Multi-Crew Pi­lot Li­cence (MPL) pro­gramme.

The air­line signed a new agree­ment with CAE for the train­ing of 400 cadet pi­lots in Sin­ga­pore on Tues­day.

The train­ing will be held at CAE Kuala Lumpur, CAE Mel­bourne and CAE Phoenix. Af­ter the 18-month train­ing pro­gramme, the next gen­er­a­tion of pi­lots will be­come AirAsia’s first of­fi­cers.

CAE has been train­ing pi­lots for AirAsia for eight years. It is a global leader in train­ing for the civil avi­a­tion, de­fence and se­cu­rity as well as health­care mar­ket.

Apart from Malaysia, AirAsia has op­er­a­tions in Thai­land, In­done­sia, the Philip­pines and Japan. It is also look­ing at set­ting up op­er­a­tions in Viet­nam and China in the medium to long term.

The en­tire train­ing cy­cle in­volves the rig­or­ous cadet se­lec­tion process, in­te­grated English lan­guage train­ing, a blended train­ing method­ol­ogy with em­pha­sis on crew re­source man­age­ment and threat/ er­ror man­age­ment.

CAE said the train­ing cy­cle fol­lowed the air­line’s stan­dard op­er­at­ing pro­ce­dures.

It said the com­pre­hen­sive pro­gramme also fol­lowed the high­est in­dus­try pi­lot train­ing stan­dards in the world.

“CAE has been a tremen­dous part­ner since we first started the MPL pro­gramme to­gether eight years ago, not only launch­ing an in­no­va­tive pro­gramme that sparked con­ver­sa­tions in the in­dus­try but con­tin­u­ously refin­ing and adapt­ing the train­ing pro­gramme,” AirAsia group chief op­er­a­tions of­fi­cer Adrian Jenk­ins said.

CAE group pres­i­dent, civil avi­a­tion train­ing so­lu­tions, Nick Leon­tidis adds that this “new agree­ment high­lights our ded­i­ca­tion to ef­fec­tively train and pre­pare this next cadre of cadets as they be­gin their ca­reers as pro­fes­sional pi­lots.”

CAE in­tro­duced the MPL train­ing pro­gramme with AirAsia as a launch cus­tomer in 2010, com­ple­ment­ing the of­fer­ing in train­ing paths and pro­grammes for cadets.

CAE said that since 2010, about 85 AirAsia cadets have been trained through the MPL pro­gramme. Since 2017, the first nine AirAsi­aspon­sored CAE MPL cadets have been fly­ing as cap­tains. 7-Eleven Malaysia Hold­ings

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