CAE partners with AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, for the delivery of a competency-based Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL) program at various training locations in Malaysia.
AirAsia’s growth plans require a steady supply of highly qualified and well-trained pilots so in early 2012 CAE agreed a five-year contract with AirAsia through which CAE will train more than 200 new A320 First Officers for the carrier. This contract was agreed following the success of the first two MPL courses launched in 2010 & 2011 respectively. The cadets from both of these courses are now successfully flying the line for the airline as A320 First Officers.
Commenting on the MPL Program, AirAsia’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Tony Fernandes said “The CAE program is the world’s premier MPL training curriculum, and we have seen first-hand in our flight operations that it is producing the next generation of pilots who will fly safely and efficiently.”
All four phases of the MPL training are conducted in Malaysia, including at the Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence (AACE), a CAE-AirAsia joint venture training facility located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The MPL program objective is to deliver a best-in-class competency-based training program that provides airlines with pilots who are validated to safely and efficiently operate a modern multi-crew, multi-engine, turbine powered commercial transport aircraft in all expected operational environments. CAE MPL programs feature a blended training methodology, a rigorous cadet selection process, an emphasis on crew resource management and threat/error management, and airline operating procedures throughout.
Malaysia-based candidates who are interested in this program should apply to AirAsia directly. Please visit the AirAsia website for the latest updates on the application process.