CAE has launched Airside, a new digital platform and online community for pilots. Airside provides career and training tools to support pilots during the Covid-19 pandemic, and throughout their professional career. CAE’s digital team, based at the company’s innovation campus in Montreal, designed and developed this new digital platform after surveying over 3,000 pilots in April 2020. More than 10,000 visitors have accessed Airside since the digital platform first went live in June 2020.

With its Resume Builder, Career section, articles, podcast, and more, Airside is designed to help pilots improve their skills and advance their careers in a community environment where professional pilots have resources and support to help them succeed. In addition to connecting proficiency and career opportunities for professional pilots, Airside solicits constant feedback with surveys to help ensure relevant content is created for the platform.

“CAE is building a strong pilot community on Airside and providing the information and tools required to get through these challenging times,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. With the Airside platform, CAE is reinforcing its commitment to safety and excellence with resources that will allow pilots to sharpen their skills, remain connected to the industry, and emerge better prepared to pursue their dreams of flying. CAE’s digital team will continue to enhance Airside as we grow our digital product portfolio and serve the civil aviation industry with outstanding pilot training experience.’’


For a report on the current state of the industry, read What About Young People in Flight Training?