CAE USA won a contract to provide the United States Navy Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) with Contract Instruction Services (CIS) that will support the delivery of ground-based training.

Under the five-year contract, CAE will provide classroom simulator instructors to support primary, intermediate and advanced pilot training at five Naval Air Stations (NAS) including NAS Whiting Field, Florida; NAS Corpus Christi, Texas; NAS Meridian, Mississippi; NAS Kingsville, Texas and NAS Pensacola, Florida.

The CNATRA CIS program provides classroom and simulator instructor support services for naval aviation training, as well as support for intermediate and advanced strike training, which is the training pipeline for future fighter and attack aviators.

The program also supports naval flight officer (NFO) training, which provides basic training for operating the advance systems onboard naval aircraft. CAE USA already supports the training pipeline for advanced multi-engine training as part of the contractor-owned and operated T-44C Command Aircraft Crew Training program at NAS Corpus Christi.