easyJet selects CAE to train more than 1,000 new pilots on multi-crew pilot license

CAE (NYSE: CAE) (TSX: CAE) has announced it has partnered with easyJet to train 1,000 new cadet pilots in accordance with a long-term, exclusive training agreement, the company said.

CAE will train the cadets on a Multi-Crew Pilot licence (MPL) programme, and will provide Airbus 320 type rating training and place graduates of CAE´s Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) programme with easyJet.

Selected cadets will begin MPL training with CAE in 2020 and upon completion of training, the first graduates will join operations as easyJet co-pilots by the end of 2021. Aspiring pilots on the easyJet MPL course will complete their ground school classes in one of CAE´s European aviation academy locations including CAE Brussels, CAE Madrid, CAE Milan or CAE Oxford.

easyJet is a European airline offering a combination of a route network connecting Europe´s primary airports, with value fares and friendly service. easyJet flies on more of Europe´s most popular routes than any other airline and carries more than 100 million passengers annually – around 15 million of which are travelling on business. easyJet flies over 331 aircraft on 1036 routes to 161 airports across 35 countries.

CAE offers training for the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare markets. CAE has over 10,000 employees, 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries. Each year, we train more than 220,000 civil and defense crewmembers, including more than 135,000 pilots, and thousands of healthcare professionals.