CAE and Korea Airports Corporation (KAC) have inaugurated a new CAE training facility at Gimpo Airport in Seoul, Korea, to support the growing pilot training needs of Korean carriers including Jeju Air, Korean Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Eastar Jet and Air Seoul. The inauguration of the new six simulator bay training facility, which is owned by KAC, also marks the beginning of KAC's new jet training program, under which up to 200 cadets will be trained every year at the new centre.

CAE is operating four full-flight simulators at the centre which are already in service, including two Boeing 737NGs, one Airbus A330 and one Airbus A320. Furthermore, a Cessna M2 full-flight simulator which CAE sold to KAC last year is due to be ‘ready for training’ at the facility by the end of the summer.

CAE's Group President of Civil Aviation Training Solutions, Nick Leontidis explained, “CAE has been providing pilot training services in Korea since 2012. In fact, we have already trained more than 5,000 pilots in Korea.”

The inauguration event was attended by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) of the Republic of Korea as well as representatives of airlines and the Canadian and Korean governments.

The ceremony was officiated by Suh, hoon-taik, Deputy Minister for Civil Aviation; Sung, il hwan, CEO of Korea Airport Corporation; Eric Walsh, Canadian Ambassador to South Korea; and CAE’s Nick Leontidis.