SIA and CAE to Establish Pilot Training JV in Singapore

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and CAE have signed a
Memorandum of Understanding to establish a joint venture for
pilot training in Singapore.

 The joint venture will initially focus primarily
on providing simulator training for Boeing aircraft types,
supporting SIA Group airlines and other operators’ pilot training
needs in the region.

The equally-owned joint venture centre will
operate out of the Singapore Airlines Training Centre (STC)
located near Changi Airport.

SIA will initially transfer four of
its full-flight Boeing aircraft simulators to the venture, while
additional CAE-built training equipment will be acquired

Pilot Training. Picture from Boeing

 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 long-term prospects for the aviation sector
are positive, and we are confident that the new flight training
joint venture with CAE will further enhance Singapore’s position
as a leading aviation hub,” said Singapore Airlines CEO, Mr Goh
Choon Phong. “With the SIA Group expanding its fleet
to drive additional growth, the joint venture will help keep pace
with our own training requirements as well as those of other
airlines in the region. This investment with CAE, one of the
world’s leading civil aviation training organisations, is also in
line with our push to drive revenue-generation from new adjacent
businesses. Together with CAE’s expertise, we are positive that it
will be a leading training facility for Boeing aircraft types in
the Asia-Pacific region.”

CAE’s President and CEO, Mr Marc Parent, said, “Building on our relationship of more than 40
years, we are extremely honoured to join forces with Singapore
Airlines and welcome this opportunity to leverage the strengths of
our combined organisations to support the growing pilot training
needs in the Asia Pacific region – one of the fastest growing
markets in commercial aviation. This new joint venture will
deliver best-in-class training, and will be an asset in 
supporting the growth of Singapore Airlines, one of the world’s
premier carriers. CAE is dedicated to offering customers the most
innovative training solutions to achieve the highest levels of
safety and efficiency.”

The closing of the transaction is subject to
execution of definitive transaction documents and customary
closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. Subject to
approvals, operations are expected to begin by the end of the

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