CAE is investing in its Canadian pilot training network to meet the increased demand for pilots with the upcoming deployment of a B777 full-flight simulator (FFS) at its Toronto training centre. The move follows the installation and start of customer training on new B737 MAX and B787 FFSs at the expanded Toronto site.

In addition, to meet the future needs for pilots, CAE and Jazz Aviation are now accepting applications for Jazz Approach, an ab-initio pilot training program that provides cadets a direct pathway to a first officer position at Jazz Aviation.

“We’re adding new simulators and essential training capacity to support the increased demand for pilots from our Canadian airline customers,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation. “Our partnership with Jazz Aviation on the Jazz Approach cadet program will allow us to create a pipeline of pilots for Jazz and provide a new pathway to a dream career. We look forward to making similar programs available to other Canadian airlines soon,” added Leontidis.

In addition, CAE is installing a Dash-8 Classic FFS at its Montreal training centre to better align with demand for training on this aircraft type in Canada.

CAE operates commercial aviation training centres in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.