Singapore Airlines (SIA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a joint venture for pilot training in Singapore.
The arrangement with CAE, the aviation training company, will initially focus on providing simulator training for Boeing aircraft, including 737, 747, 777 and 787 Dreamliner models. It will support both SIA’s airlines and other carriers.
The new facility will be located at the existing Singapore Airlines Training Centre (STC) located near Changi Airport. SIA will initially transfer four of its Boeing flight simulators to the venture, while additional CAE-built training equipment will be acquired in future.
“The long-term prospects for the aviation sector are positive, and we are confident that the new flight training joint venture with CAE will further enhance Singapore’s position as a leading aviation hub,” said SIA’s CEO, Goh Choon Phong. “With the SIA Group expanding its fleet to drive additional growth, the joint venture will help keep pace with our own training requirements as well as those of other airlines in the region.
“This investment with CAE… is also in line with our push to drive revenue-generation from new adjacent businesses. Together with CAE’s expertise, we are positive that it will be a leading training facility for Boeing aircraft types in the Asia Pacific region,” he added.
The new training centre’s operations are expected to commence by the end of the year.