Jet Airways and CAE announced that they have signed a training centre operations services contract and that Jet Airways pilots have already started to train at CAE’s integrated training centre in Bengaluru.
Under the terms of the agreement, CAE has relocated Jet Airways’ CAE-built simulators from the airline’s training centre in Mumbai to CAE’s training centre in Bengaluru. Jet Airways’ simulators, which include two B737 full-flight simulators (FFS) and one B777 FFS, are now fully operational and certified by India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
“It is our priority to train our pilots to the highest level of safety, and we are proud to have CAE as our training partner of choice,” said Cramer Ball, Chief Executive Officer Designate, Jet Airways. “We have purchased all our simulators from CAE in the past and we are delighted to expand our relationship to now include training centre operations services. In the years ahead, the pilot training requirements for Jet Airways will evolve and this agreement with CAE will ensure that our highly trained flight crew continue to be trained to the highest international aviation standards.”
The six-bay CAE centre is located in an 116,000 square-foot complex close to the Bengaluru International Airport at Devanahalli. Operational since late 2008, it is the first non-airline training centre to earn approval as a fixed-wing Type Rating Training Organisation (TRTO) by India’s DGCA
All simulators at the CAE centre are level D certified zero flight time devices which allow Jet Airways to carry out initial, upgrade, recurrent and specialised training such as low visibility and airport qualification for critical airports such as Leh and Kathmandu
“CAE is honoured to have been chosen by Jet Airways for both our leadership and our ability to provide training solutions tailored to meet its specific needs,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation and Training. “We look forward to continuing to grow our relationship with Jet Airways to support its entire fleet training requirements.”