CAE and Clay Lacy Aviation have forged a two-way organizational cross-training and job-sharing agreement. Under the two-year deal, CAE instructors will be trained to company standards enabling them to fly with Clay Lacy, while Clay Lacy senior pilots will be approved to conduct training and check flights for CAE. The companies said the move is “an innovative solution to the increasing pilot demand while enhancing pilot training and overall operational safety.”
The agreement will enable select CAE instructors to fly for Clay Lacy while enjoying the stability of a home-based instructor position as their primary employment, as well as maintain familiarity with everyday operations. In return, select Clay Lacy pilots will conduct training and check flights on behalf of CAE, while maintaining their primary employment at Clay Lacy.
Meanwhile, CAE said it is expanding its network to be closer to where its customers operate their aircraft. It cited the Las Vegas center, which opened two weeks ago with Gulfstream G650 training using a full-flight simulator (FFS). Other training operations ramping up in Las Vegas include FFS training in the G550 in the coming weeks, followed by the Bombardier Global 7500, Embraer ERJ-145, and Phenom 300 by year-end, as well as Gulfstream IV training early next year.