CAE Announces Pilot Ab-initio Program and Full Flight Simulator Deployment in Canada

17th Nov 2022
  • New B777 full-flight simulator set to enter service at the recently expanded CAE Toronto training center
  • Jazz Approach ab-initio pilot training program accepting candidates

CAE announced that it is investing in its Canadian pilot training network to meet the increased demand for pilots with the upcoming deployment of a B777 full-flight simulator (FFS) at its Toronto training centre. The move follows the installation and start of customer training on new B737 MAX and B787 FFSs at the expanded Toronto site.

In addition, to meet the future needs for pilots, CAE and Jazz Aviation are now accepting applications for Jazz Approach, an ab-initio pilot training program that provides cadets a direct pathway to a first officer position at Jazz Aviation.

“We’re adding new simulators and essential training capacity to support the increased demand for pilots from our Canadian airline customers,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation. “Our partnership with Jazz Aviation on the Jazz Approach cadet program will allow us to create a pipeline of pilots for Jazz and provide a new pathway to a dream career. We look forward to making similar programs available to other Canadian airlines soon,” added Leontidis.

In addition, CAE is installing a Dash-8 Classic FFS at its Montreal training centre to better align with demand for training on this aircraft type in Canada.

CAE operates commercial aviation training centres in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, providing leading-edge training to Canada’s airlines.

About the Jazz Approach Program

Offered by CAE and Jazz Aviation, Jazz Approach is the first cadet program of its kind in Canada, offering candidates with no previous flight experience the required training to become an airline pilot. Open to people with a post-secondary degree, diploma, or equivalent, and legally entitled to work in Canada and able to obtain a Canadian Category 1 Medical Certificate, the 20-month program includes a Transport Canada approved iATPL program and a CRJ 200 type rating in preparation for a first officer position at Jazz.

About CAE

At CAE, they equip people in critical roles with the expertise and solutions to create a safer world. As a technology company, they digitalize the physical world, deploying simulation training and critical operations support solutions. Above all else, they empower pilots, airlines, defence and security forces, and healthcare practitioners to perform at their best every day and when the stakes are the highest. Around the globe, they are everywhere customers need them to be with more than 13,000 employees in more than 200 sites and training locations in over 40 countries. CAE represents 75 years of industry firsts—the highest-fidelity flight, mission, and medical simulators, and personalized training programs powered by artificial intelligence. They are investing time and resources into building the next generation of cutting-edge, digitally immersive training and critical operations solutions while keeping positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact at the core of our mission. Today and tomorrow, CAE will make sure customers are ready for the moments that matter.

Source: CAE Press Release

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