JAL MPL First Officer Program is Extended

July 22, 2015

CAE and Japan Airlines (JAL) have agreed to extend the Japan Airlines Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) First Officer Program. Under the new agreement, a further 100 cadets will be selected to begin MPL training for Japan Airlines (JAL) over the next few years.

"Following our historic joint venture, we are honored to continue growing our relationship with our partners at Japan Airlines (JAL). In addition to providing type-rating training for JAL’s pilots, we are pleased to announce the addition of a further 100 aspiring pilots to the MPL First Officer program, following the success of the initial phase," said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions.

In 2013, Japan Airlines selected CAE as its partner of choice for a tailored MPL training program. Since launch, 100 cadets have been selected and are undergoing their training as First Officers for Japan Airlines. The first cadets are scheduled to complete the program in Phoenix in December of this year. The renewal of this contract brings the total cadets enrolled in this innovative program to 200. MPL is the most advanced training and licensing methodology used to develop ab initio students directly into First Officers within a specific commercial airline environment. Today, over 1,000 MPL graduates are flying successfully with their airlines across Asia and Europe.