InterGlobe and CAE inaugurate India’s largest pilot training facility and announce long-term training agreement with GoAir. New facility to train over 5,000 pilots annually at full capacity
National Capital Region, India, November 23, 2013 – InterGlobe Enterprises and CAE today inaugurated their ultra-modern pilot training facility, in Greater Noida, National Capital Region (NCR). The Centre, CAE Simulation Training Private Limited (CSTPL), is a joint venture between InterGlobe Enterprises and CAE. An investment of over USD 25 million has been made in setting up the facility and equipment. The Centre already provides training to IndiGo pilots and starting fromDecember 2013, GoAir’s A320 pilots will also get trained at the facility.
Rahul Bhatia, Group Managing Director, InterGlobe Enterprises,
“This is a momentous occasion for us. CAE is a global leader in simulation-based training and we are confident that this venture will enable pilots to be well equipped and trained in making the experience of flying hassle-free and safe.” He further added, “India is amongst the fastest growing civil aviation markets in the world with a growing need for trained pilots. This Center will help address this requirement.”
With its six simulator bays, the Centre will have the capacity to train over 5,000 aviation professionals per year, and will be the largest such facility in India. The facility provides “wet” and “dry” type-rating, recurrent, conversion and jet indoctrination training for commercial aircraft pilots. Currently, it features two CAE Series 5000 A320 full-flight simulators certified level D. Pilots and students can benefit from advanced training technology such as CAE Simfinity multimedia classrooms, computer-based training and brief/debrief facilities. This will also be the first centre in India to impart Airbus certified training.
As Delhi is a large base for the pilot community, this Centre will be convenient for pilots and airlines to help save on costs and time. A simulation centre in North India is also better located for airlines in neighbouring countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
“CAE is delighted to partner with InterGlobe, a leader in travel and aviation in India, in providing a world-class training environment to pilots in the region,” said Marc Parent, President and Chief Executive Officer, CAE. “This new facility will not only better serve the rapidly growing regional carrier market in the region, but also provide our customers with the flexibility and proximity they want as well as the highest fidelity and reliability for their training programs.”
The NCR Centre is the fourth aviation training location that CAE operates in India. CAE trains more than 1,500 crew members every year at its training centre in Bengaluru, the first independent training centre in India and the first to earn approval as a fixed-wing Type Rating Training Organization (TRTO). CAE also operates a joint venture helicopter training centre in Bengaluru equipped with the first advanced, full-fidelity helicopter simulators in India. In partnership with the Government of India, CAE operates ab-initio flight schools in Gondia and Rae Bareli.
About InterGlobe Enterprises
InterGlobe Enterprises is a leader in aviation and travel related services‚ growing the market through innovation and service leadership. We build businesses and represent global brands that deliver quality and value. Established in 1989‚ with headquarters in Gurgaon‚ today InterGlobe has a network of 126 offices across 59 cities globally. InterGlobe employs more than 14,000 professionals across its businesses which include IndiGo (InterGlobe Aviation)‚ InterGlobe Technologies‚ InterGlobe Air Transport‚ InterGlobe Technology Quotient‚ InterGlobe Hotels and InterGlobe Established.
CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) is a global leader in modeling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defense. The company employs approximately 8,000 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in approximately 30 countries. CAE offers civil aviation, military, and helicopter training services in more than 50 locations worldwide and trains approximately 100,000 crewmembers yearly. In addition, the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy offers training to aspiring pilot cadets in 10 CAE-operated flight schools. CAE’s business is diversified, ranging from the sale of simulation products to providing comprehensive services such as training and aviation services, integrated enterprise solutions, in-service support and crew sourcing. The company applies simulation expertise and operational experience to help customers enhance safety, improve efficiency, maintain readiness and solve challenging problems. CAE is leveraging its simulation capabilities in new markets such as healthcare and mining. www.cae.com
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