CAE announced the launch of the Loganair Graduate Pilot Program, and the signing of a new 3-year pilot training contract with Loganair. The announcement was made during the 2019 European Aviation Training Symposium (EATS).
"The launch of Loganair’s Graduate Pilot Program is a great opportunity for aspiring professional airline pilots" said Maurice Boyle, Chief Operations Officer at Loganair. “Quality training is extremely important for Loganair and we are setting up this program to further build on our strong foundation of service excellence and aviation safety. Through our partnership with CAE, we are giving pilots access to the highest standard of training from the very beginning of their flying career.”
"Loganair graduates will be on the fast-track to success as they launch their careers in aviation,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. “Training partnerships such as this one bring innovative pilot solutions to the industry. CAE’s forward-thinking approach will create excellent opportunities for Loganair, and we congratulate our airline partner for its continued success.”
About CAE Loganair Graduate Pilot Program
The new CAE Loganair Graduate Pilot Program provides a direct career path to qualified graduates covering individual type rating training for ATR42/72, Embraer ERJ 135 and ERJ145 and SAAB 340. The airline will sponsor the type rating training and those who successfully pass will be employed by Loganair on the relevant aircraft. CAE will select, screen, assess and train graduates for Loganair. The program to train over 80 new pilots was recently launched, and the first graduates are already in training. Commercial Pilot Licence graduates who meet eligibility requirements, will interview with Loganair for available graduate pilot positions. For more information, visit www.cae.com/loganair
About CAE and Loganair
CAE and Loganair share a long-standing relationship of more than 15 years, with the provision of pilot training on SAAB 340, SAAB 2000, Dornier 328TP FFSs and most recently on the Embraer ERJ145 full-flight simulator. Under the terms of the new pilot training agreement, Loganair’s pilots will train at various CAE European training centres including CAE Amsterdam, CAE Copenhagen, CAE London Burgess Hill, CAE Madrid and CAE Stockholm.
Loganair is a major regional airline, headquartered in Glasgow but with crew bases in Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Londonderry, Chester, Norwich and the Isle of Man. It serves over 60 destinations across the Scottish Highlands and Islands, the UK and Europe - including Dublin, Derry, Donegal, Esbjerg, Dusseldorf, Brussels, Bergen and Stavanger.
The airline currently operates over 1,000 flights every week with a fleet of 44 aircraft ranging from eight to 50 passenger seats – and additionally it operates Saab 340 and ATR 72 freighter aircraft. It carries around 1.4 million passengers per year on its scheduled service network.
Loganair is a codeshare partner of British Airways and has interline agreements with Qatar, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Air France and KLM. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Airline Investments Ltd, a UK company. It has over 800 employees of which nearly 300 are pilots.
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