Pictured (left to right): Captain Adrian Jenkins, AirAsia’s Chief Operating Officer; and Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions.

CAE has launched its CAE Rise training system, the first commercial offering as part of its ‘Next Generation Training System’ strategic initiative, with longstanding customer AirAsia.

The company says its new CAE Rise training system will strengthen the ability of instructors to deliver standardised training in accordance with AirAsia's Standard Operating Procedures and to objectively assess pilot competencies using live data during training sessions.

Furthermore, it will equip AirAsia and CAE training stakeholders with deep analytical insights and a new source of data to enhance the airline's pilot training programme. CAE will begin CAE Rise training with AirAsia in the first half of 2018.

"We are excited today to launch CAE Rise, which will strengthen instructors' ability to train more consistently to each airline's culture and reality,” explained Nick Leontidis, CAE's Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. “CAE Rise also augments the instructors' capability to identify pilot proficiency gaps and evolve our airline partners’ training programmes to the most advanced aviation safety standards, including AQP/AQTP and Evidence-Based-Training methodologies.”

Elsewhere, CAE recently purchased 45% of the shares in Pelesys, making it 'a CAE company'.