CAE Oxford Aviation Academy launches new MPL training program with Tigerair

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy (CAE OAA) today announced that it has signed a contract with Tigerair for a Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL) program. Under the agreement, CAE OAA will train new A320 First Officers for the Singapore-based carrier in a competency-based MPL program to be conducted at training locations in Singapore and Melbourne, Australia. Following a joint CAE Oxford Aviation Academy and Tigerair assessment and selection process, an initial group of 10 cadets will enrol in the MPL Program later this year.

In support of this program as well as other regional programs, CAE OAA plans to open an ab initio ground school training location within CAE's new training centre in Singapore. This will enable the delivery of certain phases of cadet training to aspiring Singaporeans in-country and will provide regional airlines with cadet training solutions.

Following the delivery of the ground school training phase in Singapore, the Tigerair cadets will undertake the core and basic phases of flight training at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy's flight school in Melbourne before returning to Singapore to complete the intermediate and advanced phases of the training on CAE's A320 Full Flight Simulator.

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"Tigerair's growth requires a steady supply of highly qualified and well-trained pilots. We look forward to partnering with CAE Oxford Aviation Academy, which offers the world's premier MPL training curriculum, to produce the next generation of pilots," said Ho Yuen Sang, Managing Director of Tigerair.

"We are delighted that Tigerair has chosen CAE Oxford Aviation Academy for the development of Multi-crew Pilot Licence program to train its future generation of airline pilots," said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "We very much look forward to launching a premier ground-school facility in Singapore, providing Tigerair with a reliable supply of high quality, local First Officers to support its future growth plans."

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy's MPL programs deliver best-in-class competency-based training and provide airlines with a reliable source of highly proficient First Officers who are validated to safely and efficiently operate modern commercial transport aircraft.

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy's programs feature rigorous cadet selection processes, integrated Aviation English Language training, with emphasis on crew resource management, threat/error management and airline operating procedures.

Source: CAE
Date: Jul 25, 2013