CAE announced it is expanding its training capability in Europe with a new flight training location based in Oslo, Norway.
“This expansion of our global training network will support the impressive pilot demand of airlines and operators based in the region – we estimate that there will be a need for more than 90,000 new professional pilots in Europe, Middle East, and Africa over the next decade,’’ said Nick Leontidis (photo), CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions.
With this expansion, CAE will now be delivering pilot creation programs at CAE Oslo, adding to its existing cadet training capability in Brussels, Belgium; Madrid, Spain and Oxford, UK. This additional aspiring pilot training location will further allow CAE to meet the pilot creation needs of airlines and will offer aspiring pilots in the region a new Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) program.
Aspiring pilots enrolled at CAE Oslo, will have the opportunity to finance their training through the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund, provided by Lånekassen, a government owned financial institution focused exclusively on providing student loans.
CAE Oslo will now offer complete cadet-to-captain training as it already serves the growing pilot training needs of multiple Scandinavian airlines with its modern classrooms, six full-flight simulators including two Boeing 737NGs, a King Air B200 and a B250, a De Havilland Canada Dash 8, and a Sikorsky S92 as well as one Boeing 737NG flight training device and cabin trainer.
CAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare markets. Backed by a record of more than 70 years of industry firsts, CAE continues to help define global training standards with its innovative virtual-to-live training solutions to make flying safer, maintain defense force readiness and enhance patient safety.
CAE has the broadest global presence in the industry, with over 10,000 employees, 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries. Each year, CAE trains more than 220,000 civil and defense crewmembers, including more than 135,000 pilots, and thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide.