CAE to form India JV
New operation will provide pilot and maintenance training for Indian aerospace market
DELHI—CAE Flight Training Ltd. and InterGlobe Enterprises Ltd. of India have formed a joint venture to build a training facility for the Indian aviation market set to open by the end of 2012.
The centre in Delhi will be the fifth aviation training facility CAE operates in India for pilot and maintenance training solutions, where it trains more than 1,500 crewmembers annually.
CAE’s Bengaluru training centre—operated jointly with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) is the first independent training centre in India and first to earn approval as a fixed-wing Type Rating Training Organization (TRTO). It acts as a helicopter training centre equipped with the first advanced, full-fidelity helicopter simulators in India.
“India is estimated to need more than 7,000 new commercial pilots over the next seven years and our Delhi training centre will help support this growth,” says Jeff Roberts, CAE group president of civil simulation products, training and services.
The Delhi training centre will provide “wet” and “dry” type-rating, recurrent, conversion and jet indoctrination training for commercial aircraft pilots. Programs will also be offered for maintenance technicians.
The training centre will initially house four new CAE-built “Level D” full-flight simulators covering Airbus and Boeing aircraft.