CAE and MasAir Cargo have signed an exclusive five-year aircraft pilot training agreement.

    As part of this agreement, CAE is providing instructors and flight training equipment to train MasAir’s cargo pilots on the Boeing 767 platform and is deploying a full-flight simulator to CAE’s Mexico training centre in Toluca, southwest of Mexico City.

    “Throughout the years, airlines around the world have entrusted CAE to provide the highest level of pilot training and flight simulation technology,” said CAE’s group president vivil aviation training solutions, Nick Leontidis. “The pandemic has fuelled growth in the cargo airline business in the recent months and CAE is thrilled to support MasAir as the airline is further developing its ACMI and Scheduled cargo flight services. Our instructors will be delivering our world-class training experience and we are looking forward to welcoming MasAir’s pilots to our CAE Mexico training centre.”

    “Despite the recent significant demand for our Scheduled Cargo and ACMI services, MasAir continues to deliver operational excellence, flight after flight. This strategic agreement with CAE, a leader in pilot training, will enable us to keep an accelerated growth, while maintaining our continuous commitment to achieving the highest standards of safety in the industry,” added MasAir Cargo strategic planning director, Patrick McCarthy. “Our joint focus on pilot training excellence will help us grow our operations safely and achieve our vision, and we look forward to starting our pilot training program with CAE later this year.”

    MasAir pilot training at CAE Mexico is expected to start in July 2021