• About CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Melbourne

    CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Melbourne is based at Moorabbin Airport which is approximately 22 kms south east of Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD). The Melbourne Academy specialises in delivering airline pilot training for Australia and the wider Asia-pacific region. Programs offered include integrated CPL, ATPL and MPL training pathways, all of which combine premier ground school courses with high quality flying instruction.

    Originally established in 1968 as General Flying Services, CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Melbourne has an extensive history of training pilots for Australian Universities, general aviation and major airline customers from the Australian and Asia-Pacific region.

    In 1998, the Melbourne academy partnered Qantas to create the Qantas Cadet Pilot Training Program - at the same time pioneering the Multi Crew Co-operation (MCC) course in Australia. Then in 2009, CAE Oxford Aviation Academy was awarded the contract to train airline pilots for Jetstar Australia leading directly from ab initio training into employment as First Officers flying the A320 aircraft. A similar cadet program for Singapore-based carrier, Jetstar Asia, soon followed. More recently, 2011 saw the launch of the Melbourne academy’s first MPL program with Hong Kong-based carrier Dragonair.

    Significantly, over 5,000 graduates that trained in Melbourne are now employed as flight crew with Australian and overseas airlines - some having trained either as an airline cadet or as part of an Aviation Program with the Swinburne University of Technology with whom the Melbourne academy has been in partnership since 1992.

    Our modern training facilities at Moorabbin Airport include ‘state of the art’ classrooms, a modern fleet of EFIS Cessna 172 single engine and Piper PA44 multi engine training aircraft and a fully equipped simulator training centre featuring 5 simulators including a CRJ200 GenJet sim. Ample student accommodation is available in close proximity to the airport all serviced by Academy transport services.

    Moorabbin Airport is also constructed with 2 sets of parallel runways, a control tower, Class D airspace and published instrument approach procedures; making it absolutely ideal for airline pilot training in all types of weather conditions.

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