At the 2016 Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium CAE announced that it has signed an exclusive 5-year commercial aviation training contract with Air Seoul, supporting the new South Korean low-cost carrier's Airbus A320 training needs in the region.

Pilots began training on August 1, 2016 at the CAE Korea Training Centre.

"We are excited to start our new operations and thrilled about our training services agreement with CAE which allows us to provide world-class training to our crew," said Captain Kim Wung, vice president of Operations, Air Seoul.

"It is always a privilege to support start-up airlines with their new training needs and we are honored that Air Seoul has selected CAE as its training partner of choice," said Nick Leontidis, CAE's group president, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. "We are pleased to welcome the new low-cost carrier as our customer, further expanding our longstanding relationship with its parent company Asiana Airlines."

Air Seoul, a subsidiary of Asiana Airlines, officially launched its operations in the summer of 2016.