Canadian flight training specialist CAE has sold one 500XR flight training device and one Airbus A320neo 7000XR full-flight simulator to Kuwait Airways. The devices will be delivered to the airline’s training center in Kuwait City. The sale of the A320neo simulator was included in CAE’s first quarter fiscal 2018 results, said the company.
Kuwait Airways and CAE (Stand 1335) have had a business relationship for 20 years, and this includes CAE delivering training equipment and services such as Boeing 777 and Airbus A320 pilot training at the Emirates-CAE Flight Training Centre in Dubai. The training company has also selected, assessed and trained pilots for type-rating certification for Kuwait Airways. The airline plans to recruit more than 100 CAE-trained pilots over the next two years.
“It is a pleasure to support Kuwait Airways’s growth and its training needs for its latest A320neo fleet,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE group president, civil simulation and training. “With about 30,000 new airline pilots needed in the region over the next 10 years, we are honored to ply a central role in the creation of future pilots; we’re glad that our airline partner continues to entrust us with our ability to provide comprehensive, innovative training solutions.”