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CAE Releases Pilot-demand Report; Adds Challenger 604 Sim

 - October 18, 2018, 2:18 AM

CAE's 2018 report on pilot demand, which this year includes the outlook for business jet pilots, sees a need for 10,000 new business jet pilots to sustain growth and 40,000 to support retirement attrition through 2028. The 10-year CAE Airline and Business Jet Pilot Demand Outlook offers fleet operators insight needed for assessing hiring needs and challenges by reviewing key market drivers, variables, and trends.

According to CAE (Booth 238), there will be 65,000 active jet pilots by 2028, which is an increase of 18 percent, with a turnover rate of almost 100 percent. “Today’s soaring pilot demand is a reality that we must all face," said CAE president and CEO Marc Parent.

To help meet the need, CAE has expanded its training footprint at its Dallas training center with a CAE-built Bombardier Challenger 604 full-flight simulator. Delivered earlier this fall, the simulator is now ready for training. Challenger 604 training is also available at CAE centers in Amsterdam and Dubai.

“We are excited to expand our training footprint in North America with our first Bombardier Challenger 604 training program in the U.S.,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE group president of civil aviation training. Every year, CAE trains more than 120,000 civil and defense crewmembers and thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide.