CAE to provide up to five full scholarships every year to aspiring female pilots across the globe

CAE has announced the introduction of the CAE Women in Flight scholarship programme, demonstrating its commitment to promoting the advancement of women in the aviation industry.

The CAE Women in Flight programme encourages passionate and exceptional women to accomplish their goal of becoming professional pilots. CAE will provide financial support to aspiring female pilots by awarding up to five full scholarships to one of CAE’s cadet pilot training programmes across its global training network. CAE will also provide selected candidates with access to their first job through its global partners. The objective of the programme to elevate selected candidates to become aviation role models and inspire even more women to join the pilot profession.

Less than 5 per cent of pilots and instructors are women

Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions said: “With over 300,000 new pilots needed in the civil aviation industry over the next decade and with women currently representing less than 5 per cent of pilots and instructors, it is time to tap into a wider pool of talent. As the leading training organisation in the world, we are very proud to introduce the CAE Women in Flight scholarship programme, acting towards achieving greater diversity and a better gender balance.”

He added: “By leveraging our global training network and our relationships with operators, CAE can provide aspiring female pilots direct access to our numerous active pilot creation programmes around the world, facilitating their journey to the cockpit. CAE is committed to promoting the pilot career to women, and making it accessible to exceptional women who may not have the financial means to make their dream a reality.”

Applications open in autumn 2018

Eligible candidates can submit their applications on CAE’s website starting in autumn 2018. Interested candidates can already subscribe to receive programme updates on . Selected candidates will then be invited to complete an assessment test in one of many of CAE’s training locations. More details about the programme and the selection process will be unveiled in the upcoming months.

The CAE Women in Flight scholarship programme is part of a wider range of available CAE scholarships that promote pilot and aviation jobs in the aerospace industry. CAE offers more than 20 scholarships in various disciplines, including engineering, software engineer, computer science, aviation management, to women and men interested in a career in aviation around the world.

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