CAE announced at the Asia Pacific Airline Training Summit (APATS) that it’s expanding its training capacity in Asia with a brand-new training center in Bangkok, Thailand, to support Thai AirAsia’s growth in the region. In addition, CAE will open a brand-new training center in Gurugram, National Capital Region (NCR) to support pilot training needs in India.
“These new training centres will provide local training solutions to meet the growing needs of our customers in Asia,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s group president, civil aviation training solutions. “Asia is set to have the strongest demand for pilots over the next two decades, and CAE will be there to support growth in the region with the most comprehensive training solutions.”
As part of CAE’s existing long-term agreement with Thai AirAsia, the brand-new CAE Bangkok training center will be located minutes away from Don Mueang International Airport and will provide a local solution to Thai AirAsia and support third party regional airline operators. CAE will begin with the deployment of two new CAE 7000XR Series Airbus A320 full-flight simulators, equipped with the innovative CAE Tropos 6000XR visual system. This new training centre in Bangkok will have a training capacity of up to six full-flight simulators and will be operational in 2020, subject to regulatory approvals. CAE has been providing training to Thai AirAsia at CAE Kuala Lumpur for more than 10 years.