October 23, 2018 Canada Jetlines Ltd. (TSX-V: JET) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive Airbus A320 pilot training agreement with global aviation training leader CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE). Starting in the first half of 2019, CAE instructors will train Jetlines’ pilots at CAE’s training centre in Montreal using the latest training equipment suite.
In addition, the airline’s pilots will have access, on-site and remotely, to the most advanced training material, leveraging Pelesys, a CAE company, for Airbus A320 comprehensive ground-school training solutions. This holistic training solutions experience reduces the time spent in the classroom and will allow crews to be more productive while ensuring their technical knowledge is maintained at the highest standards.
Vic Charlebois, VP Flight Operations commented, “I have long regarded CAE and Pelesys as premier providers of aviation training solutions. Jetlines is eager to support Canadian aviation and encourage growth in all of our industries. There are notable benefits to using a local Canadian company, one of which is the close collaboration to customize training programs for Jetlines’ procedures, another is keeping our costs down by having simulators locally accessible.”