NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION, INDIA—India’s InterGlobe Enterprises and Montreal-based CAE today inaugurated a pilot training facility in Greater Noida, National Capital Region (NCR).
Dubbed CAE Simulation Training Private Ltd. (CSTPL), this joint venture between InterGlobe Enterprises and CAE is the result of more than $US25 million invested in the facility and equipment.
During the inauguration ceremony, CAE and Interglobe announced a long-term pilot training services agreement with GoAir, a low-fare domestic carrier. Starting in December 2013, GoAir’s A320 pilots will train at the facility.
With its six simulator bays, the centre will train more than 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. It features two CAE Series 5000 A320 full-flight simulators certified as level D.
This will also be the first centre in India to handle Airbus certified training.
CSTPL is the fifth aviation training location that CAE operates in India. CAE already trains more than 1,500 crewmembers 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 also operates ab-initio flight schools in Gondia and Rae Bareli.