EasyJet has selected CAE as a preferred training supplier and also extended its long-term pilot training services agreement with CAE in a contract valued at over Canadian dollars (C$) C$60 million ($59.9 million).

CAE says that the pilot training solution leverages facilities from its recent acquisition of Oxford Aviation Academy.

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy is also conducting a competency-based Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL) programme for first officers in conjunction with EasyJet with all training phases in the UK.

The first class of 30 cadets will graduate at the start of 2013; two others are in progress, and a fourth will begin by August. Flybe launched MPL training for pilots in the UK.

CAE has been delivering simulator provision and training for EasyJet pilots since 2004.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news