CAE to train over 700 new pilots for Southwest Airlines' pilot training program

CAE (NYSE: CAE) (TSX: CAE) has announced it has signed a 10-year cadet pilot training program in partnership with Southwest Airlines´ Destination 225°, the company said.

Southwest said Destination 225° will develop world-class pilots who are ready to fly The Southwest Way. CAE is an experienced, global leader in pilot training programs, and we look forward to working together for years to come.”

Since 2002, CAE has been providing training equipment to Southwest Airlines in Dallas, where it currently operates more than 15 CAE Boeing 737NG full-flight simulators (FFS) including CAE´s 7000XR Series and more than 20 CAE flight training devices including, the latest XR Series suite.

CAE will screen, assess and train cadets selected by Southwest Airlines. Starting in January 2020, the selected cadets will begin FAA pilot licensing ground school followed by flight training at CAE.

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, we continue to help define global training standards with our innovative virtual-to-live training solutions to make flying safer, maintain defense force readiness and enhance patient safety. We have the broadest global presence in the industry, with over 10,000 employees, 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries.