At Singapore Airshow, CAE announced the launch of its newest pilot training innovation – the CAE Rise training system – with longstanding partner AirAsia.

The CAE Rise training system uses real-time insights and standardised evaluations (Rise). It enables instructors to assess pilots’ competencies using live data during training sessions and ensure the instructors deliver standardised training.

The companies say it will also provide training stakeholders with deep analytical insights and a new source of data to enhance the airline’s pilot training programme.

CAE will begin CAE Rise training with AirAsia in the first half of 2018. CAE and AirAsia’s relationship spans more than 10 years; it started with provisioning pilot training capacity and training centre operation services. The partnership evolved into the launch of an innovative MPL cadet training program to the complete outsourcing of AirAsia’s training needs.

Airlines’ differing cultures

CAE Rise was announced at the Singapore Airshow and described as the first commercial offering of CAE’s Next Generation Training System strategic initiatives.

Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions, said, “CAE Rise…will strengthen instructors’ ability to train more consistently to each airline’s culture and reality…[It] also augments the instructors’ capability to identify pilot proficiency gaps and evolve our airline partners’ training programs to the most advanced aviation safety standards, including [the US Federal Aviation Administration’s Advanced Qualification Program] AQP/AQTP and evidence-based training methodologies”.