Jet Airways in India has launched a new Commercial Pilot License (CPL) cadet pilot training program with CAE with a goal of creating more than 380 professional pilots over the next five years, in line with the airline's growth strategy.

The first set of 60 cadets will begin training in the second half of 2017, with ground school and flight training at CAE's flight academies in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, and Gondia (NFTI), India – and then cadets will continue with Boeing 737 type-rating training at CAE's training centre in Bengaluru, India. Upon successful completion of their training, the selected candidates will be employed by Jet Airways.

CAE and Jet Airways have worked together for more than a decade, including the provision of maintenance support services at CAE's Bengaluru training centre along with four CAE-built full-flight simulators.

This new cadet program was announced in a CAE press release issued on May 2, 2017 as a new ab-initio pilot training program for to an undisclosed customer in Asia.