India's Jet Airways has launched a new Commercial Pilot License (CPL) cadet pilot training programme in collaboration with CAE.

The ab initio programme is aimed at creating more than 380 professional pilots over the next five years, with the first set of 60 cadets due to begin training during the second half of 2017.

Ground school and flight training will take place at CAE's flight academies in Phoenix, Arizona in the US, and Gondia (NFTI), India. The cadets will then continue with Boeing 737 type-rating training at CAE's training centre in Bengaluru, India. Upon successful completion of their training programme, the selected candidates will be employed by Jet Airways.

This latest partnership expands on an existing relationship between CAE and Jet Airways spanning over a decade. Jet Airways currently owns four CAE-built full-flight simulators, including one Airbus A330 FFS, two Boeing 737NG FFS and one Boeing 777-300ER FFS. CAE provides maintenance support services for the airline at its Bengaluru training centre.