CAE will deliver world-class aviation training to pilots, maintenance technicians, and cabin crews for airlines across Southeast Asia. Kuala Lumpur will also act as CAE’s regional hub for Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) and Airbus original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training.
The AirAsia Academy, located near the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Low Cost Carrier Terminal Sepang, is currently equipped with three simulators: two CAE-built Airbus A320s belonging to AirAsia and a Boeing 737-300 owned by CAE. CAE has already committed to add another Airbus A320 simulator and an Airbus A330 simulator over the next 12 months. CAE will add full-flight simulators, advanced training aids, a simulation based training curriculum and courseware that meet market demand.
CAE offers training services for pilots and maintenance technicians via a network of 24 aviation training centres to a range of clients worldwide. To address the worldwide shortage of pilots, CAE founded the CAE Global Academy, a global network of flight training organizations. One of the founding members of the CAE Global Academy, HM Aerospace, is located in Malaysia.
Southeast Asia is currently experiencing a severe shortage of pilots. It is expected that more than 1,000 pilots will be required per year in the region over the next 20 years to meet the expanding needs of the industry. [January 15, 2008]
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