CAE signs five-year Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL) contract with AirAsia
Feb 14, 2012 12:00 am
CAE has announced that it has signed a five-year contract with AirAsia through which CAE will train more than 200 additional new AirAsia A320 First Officers in a competency-based Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL) programme to be conducted at training locations in Malaysia.
The first AirAsia-sponsored CAE MPL cadets graduated on schedule last summer and are successfully flying revenue flights for the airline as A320 First Officers. A second AirAsia-sponsored MPL class is currently training at CAE; they are scheduled to graduate this summer.
All four phases of the MPL training will be conducted in Malaysia, including at the Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence (AACE), a CAE-AirAsia joint venture training facility located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The CAE MPL programs are based on International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) guidelines. The programme objective is to deliver a best-in-class competency-based training programme that provides airlines with pilots who are validated to safely and efficiently operate a modern multi-crew, multi-engine, turbine-powered commercial transport aircraft in all expected operational environments. The CAE MPL programmes feature a blended training methodology, rigorous cadet selection process, integrated Aviation English Language training, emphasis on crew resource management and threat/error management and airline operating procedures throughout.