CAE is very proud to have been selected as the training partner of choice of Jet Airways’ first cadet pilot programme. CAE and Jet Airways share a relationship that spans over a decade, with the provision of Boeing 737NG pilot training as well as maintenance support services at CAE’s Bengaluru training centre. Jet Airways currently owns four CAE-built full-flight simulators, including one Airbus A330 FFS, two Boeing 737NG and one Boeing 777-300ER FFS. The six-bay CAE Training Centre is located near the Bengaluru International Airport at Devanahalli.
Operational since late 2008, it is the first non-airline training centre to earn approval as a Fixed-Wing Type Rating Training Organisation (TRTO) by India’s DGCA.
This phase provides cadets with the training required to obtain a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with a Multi-Engine Instrument rating (MEIR) and to complete the required Multi-Engine piloting experience.
Once the selection criteria are met, the Academy will manage visa documentation for the United States. Cadets will induct at the CAE academy in Phoenix to begin their ab-initio flight training for the CPL, MEIR and the Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).
Upon completion of their CPL training in the US, the cadets will transfer to CAE’s academy in India, where they will undertake the DGCA theoretical knowledge ground school, ground exams and required conversion flights for the DGCA licensing.
Once the cadets have obtained their CPL, they move on to the Type Rating (TR) training phase to qualify as a Co-pilot on the Boeing 737 aircraft. Type rating training will be conducted at one of CAE’s training centres in India.
The duration of the CPL training is planned at 18 months, which comprises 12.5 months in the United States for flight school and UPRT training, 3 months of ground school in India for the theoretical knowledge training and a further 2 weeks of license conversion training at the Gondia campus upon return from the US. The Boeing 737 type rating is planned at an additional 2.5 months.
However, DGCA licensing, scheduling, cadet performance, weather, and any other delays can extend the duration of the cadet program.