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Indian low-fare airline pilots now training at CAE Bangalore centre

12th February 2009 - 11:02 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


CAE has begun pilot training at its India-based training centre in Bangalore where Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 Level D full-flight simulators are now fully operational and certified by India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The six-bay centre is located close to the newly-opened Bangalore International Airport at Devanahalli. While training has started in the simulator bay area, construction on the remainder of the centre is currently being completed.

CAE's training centre is the first independent training centre in India. Its customers include Indian low-fare airlines such as IndiGo, Go Air and Spicejet, plus commercial pilots of the Indian Air Force and Kingfisher Airlines.

"CAE is proud to support the growth of the Indian aviation market with a centre in the Bangalore hub," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's group president, innovation and civil training & services. "[This] demonstrates our commitment to provide training solutions worldwide, close to our customers' base of operations. India is home to one of the fastest growing civil aviation industries in the world. CAE will continue to expand its presence to meet its customers' demands, offering best-in-class simulation-based training."

CAE's Bangalore training centre is part of the CAE-Airbus co-operation. Initially, around 1,000 pilots will train per year at the centre. Additional simulators will be added over the next three years to increase capacity as needed. Experienced pilots and new graduates from the CAE Global Academy as well as pilot training academies in India will be able to train at the centre for their type-rating.

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