Akasa Air signs pilot training deal with CAE

CAE announced that it has signed a long-term agreement with Akasa Air, to provide 737MAX pilot training at CAE’s facilities in India. Akasa Air will leverage CAE’s training facilities, instructors, and latest generation full-flight simulators for the next 15 years, fulfilling the airline’s commitment to develop new pilots.

The Akasa Air and CAE partnership is will be a game changer for the Indian aviation industry which will require a strong force of highly skilled aviators to drive its growth. CAE has trained Akasa Air pilots since the start of the airline’s operations in 2022. 

Commenting on the announcement, Vinay Dube, founder and CEO, Akasa Air said, “Our approach to learning and development is rooted in developing a future-ready workforce to gain a competitive advantage in the dynamic aviation landscape.

“As we receive a substantial influx of aircraft in the coming decade, this partnership will provide us access to the world’s best training facilities for the next 15 years and will help us build a team of highly experienced and skilled pilots, as we continue our commitment of becoming one of the world’s safest airlines.

“This long-term agreement is a testament to the quality of the pilot training we deliver and the strong relationship we have built with Akasa in a relatively short time,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s group president, civil aviation. “In the fast-growing Indian aviation sector, CAE has the infrastructure and resources to support the expansion of airline partners, like Akasa Air, in the region.”

CAE has a long and significant presence in India, operating 13 state-of-the-art simulators in three commercial aviation training centres and delivering essential pilot training and training services to airlines in India. Last year, CAE became a Boeing authorized training provider for Boeing’s competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) curriculum in India.

Image accredited to Akasa Air 

Author: FTN Editor

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