CAE signs new 5-year training agreement with AirAsia

At the International Air Transport Association (IATA) annual general meeting, CAE announced the signing of a new five-year training agreement for AirAsia’s A320 pilots in the Philippines.

The agreement extends the use of the CAE Rise training system to a third AirAsia affiliate. As part of this agreement, CAE will continue to provide initial training for the airline’s pilots and will soon undertake recurrent training at CAE Clark – Philippine Academy for Aviation Training in the Philippines, starting in July 2019.


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CAE has signed a five-year agreement with AirAsia to extend the use of its Rise training system to a third AirAsia affiliate in the Philippines. CAE Photo

“AirAsia has embarked on a mission to digitize every aspect of their business and by implementing the CAE Rise training system they are better able to train and develop their pilots using real-time insights alongside a new level of training data analytics,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s group president of Civil Aviation Training Solutions. “Just recently AirAsia extended the use of the CAE Rise training system on the Airbus A330 platform and it’s an honour to see them extend this training system on the Airbus A320 platform with a third airline affiliate.”


The CAE Rise training system was launched in 2018 and is a great illustration of a technology innovation enabling the translation of simulator training data into valuable insights for instructors and training managers. This new training system arms instructors with the capability to provide objective assessments of pilot manoeuvres in real-time and can equip training managers with a new level of insights into the performance of their entire pilot pool.

CAE Rise augments instructors’ capability to identify pilot proficiency gaps and evolve training programs to the most advanced aviation safety standards including the advanced qualification program (AQP), alternative training and qualification program (ATQP) and evidence-based training (EBT) methodologies.

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