CAE has sold an Airbus A320NEO full-flight simulator (FFS) and one flight training device to Kuwait Airways.

The CAE 7000XR FFS, which is equipped with the CAE Tropos 6000XR visual system, will be installed at the airline’s training centre in Kuwait City, Kuwait alongside the CAE 500XR flight training device and is scheduled to be ready for training by the end of year.

Since the beginning of 2017, CAE has also been supporting Kuwait Airways’ need for professional pilots through the selection, assessment, and type-rating training of cadets. The airline’s future pilots began ground-school training at CAE Oxford followed by flight training at CAE Phoenix, and will be completing their type-rating training at CAE London Gatwick. The airline will be recruiting more than 100 CAE-trained pilots over the next 2 years.

CAE and Kuwait Airways have worked together for over two decades, with CAE providing the airline with the delivery of training equipment and training for cadets to captains, including Airbus A320 and Boeing 777 pilot training at the Emirates-CAE Flight Training centre in Dubai.

“It is a pleasure to support Kuwait Airways’ growth and its training needs for its latest A320NEO fleet,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation and Training. “With about 30,000 new airline pilots needed in the region over the next 10 years, we are honoured to play a central role in the creation of future pilots.”