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CAE announced the opening of applications for the CAE Women in Flight scholarship program in collaboration with five leading global airlines.
- Five full scholarships, covering the entire cost of a cadet pilot training program, including accommodation and travel, will be awarded to outstanding female ambassadors to become role models and to inspire more women to join the pilot profession.
- Upon successful completion of their training program, the selected candidates will have the opportunity to secure their first pilot job and fly for one of the following airlines: Aeromexico, AirAsia, CityJet, easyJet, or a fifth operator which will be unveiled in the upcoming weeks, subject to certain conditions.
- According to Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President over the next decade, the civil aviation industry will need over 300,000 new pilots. With women currently representing less than 5% of pilots, CAE takes a proactive approach to promote a better gender balance and tap into a wider pool of talent.