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Singapore Airlines (SIA) and CAE announced that they will launch operations of their new Singapore CAE Flight Training joint venture for pilot training in Singapore next month.
SIA and CAE have concluded the establishment of the joint venture company and all regulatory approvals have been obtained. Plans for the joint venture were announced in August last year, when a Memorandum of Understanding was signed.
The joint venture will provide simulator and classroom training with an initial focus on Boeing aircraft types, supporting SIA Group airlines and other operators’ pilot training needs in the region.
The equally-owned joint venture will operate out of the Singapore Airlines Training Centre (STC) located near Changi Airport.
SIA will transfer four of its full-flight Boeing aircraft simulators to the venture, while additional new CAE-built training equipment to include the Boeing 737 MAX and 787 aircraft type full-flight simulators and flight training devices will be deployed by June 2019.
The training facility will provide a full range of initial type rating and recurrent training programmes for Boeing 737 MAX, 747, 777 and 787 aircraft types.
“The establishment of Singapore CAE Flight Training brings together the expertise of both SIA and CAE to cater to increasing demand for trained pilots worldwide fuelled by the industry’s strong growth,” said Singapore Airlines CEO, Mr Goh Choon Phong.