Boeing and flight training company CAE sign deal to enhance aviation safety


At the Paris Air Show 2023, Boeing and Canadian flight training company CAE (formerly Canadian Aviation Electronics) have announced that they have signed an agreement to collaborate on pilot training to enhance aviation safety.

Under the agreement, CAE will become a Boeing Authorized Training Provider and the first to offer Boeing’s Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) curriculum.

According to Boeing, the shift to CBTA methodology in pilot training focuses on developing and evaluating skills, knowledge and behaviors essential for pilots to operate safely and efficiently in a commercial air transport environment. 

Boeing’s implementation of CBTA leverages digitally-advanced tools and fleet operations data to customize training to each individual, helping pilots respond efficiently to in-flight challenges. 

The first CAE locations to adopt the new Boeing curriculum will be in India, with expansion anticipated into additional global markets. Boeing is implementing the CBTA curriculum through its global training campuses in Seattle, Miami, London-Gatwick, Shanghai, and Singapore, as well as customer locations worldwide.

“As a Boeing-authorized training provider, CAE will leverage its expertise and global network to expand access to high-quality training on Boeing commercial aircraft and give pilots the skills and knowledge they need for peak performance in the flight deck,” Marc Parent, CAE’s president and CEO said in a press release

“Boeing and CAE are working together to enhance aviation safety, and this agreement ensures more pilots worldwide are ready for the moments that matter,” Parent added. 

“This partnership expands our competency-based flight-training capacity to better meet the needs of our customers worldwide,” Stephanie Pope, president and CEO, Boeing Global Services said.

Pope added: “By sharing data, leveraging digital capabilities, and providing greater accessibility and affordability, Boeing and CAE are enhancing global aviation safety.”

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