CAE and Clay Lacy Aviation have signed a two-way organizational cross-training and job-sharing agreement, which calls for CAE instructors to be trained to company standards enabling them to fly with Clay Lacy, and for Clay Lacy senior pilots to be approved to conduct training and check flights for CAE. A business aviation industry first, this two-year cross-training and job-sharing agreement provides a solution to the increasing pilot demand while enhancing pilot training and overall operational safety.

The agreement will enable select CAE instructors to fly for Clay Lacy while enjoying the stability of a home-based instructor position as their primary employment. In return, a select number of Clay Lacy pilots will conduct training and check flights on behalf of CAE, while maintaining their primary employment at Clay Lacy.

“The synergy through the training and job-sharing program enables industry-leading air carrier-specific training which increases safety margins and standardization with an agility to quickly and efficiently respond to customer needs,” said Dondi Pangalangan, Clay Lacy Aviation’s Senior Vice President of Flight Operations.

CAE and Clay Lacy Aviation enjoy a longstanding relationship. This partnership will allow CAE to offer its instructors the opportunity to maintain familiarity with everyday operations and Clay Lacy to establish training stability for increased standardization across its fleet – all while creating positive opportunities for employees at both companies.

Moreover, CAE is expanding its network to be closer to where its customers operate their aircraft. The newly opened Las Vegas training centre brings CAE closer than ever to Clay Lacy where its pilots will be welcomed to the facility for a training experience that will allow them to operate at high standards in the industry.