29 August 2023
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing and aviation training provider CAE have agreed on a partnership that could revolutionise pilot training.
With this deal, CAE will become the first Boeing Authorised Training Provider to deliver Boeing’s new Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) curriculum to the international commercial aviation sector.
Stephanie Pope, president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, said, “This collaboration augments our competency-oriented flight training prowess to more adeptly cater to our global clientele.”
Pope emphasised the synergy of the partnership, pointing out that the combination of data sharing, digital prowess, and heightened accessibility and affordability from both companies could boost aviation safety globally.
What sets the CBTA approach apart is its emphasis on cultivating and evaluating critical skills, knowledge and behaviours vital for pilots operating in commercial air spaces.
Boeing’s method deploys cutting-edge digital tools and vital fleet data. This personalises training for each pilot and also sharpens their ability to tackle in-flight adversities adeptly.
Pilots in India will be among the first to benefit, as CAE centres there will be early adopters of the Boeing curriculum. However, the reach of this initiative will soon spread. Boeing’s training hubs in locations such as Seattle, Miami, London-Gatwick, Shanghai and Singapore will also champion this modern curriculum. Custom training will be available at client locales worldwide.
Marc Parent, CAE president and CEO, expressed his enthusiasm, “As a Boeing-authorised training provider, our global presence with over 70 training centres allows us to deliver top-notch Boeing aircraft training right to our joint customer base’s doorstep.”
He highlighted the shared mission between the two corporations: elevating aviation safety standards. “This collaboration,” he said, “ensures more pilots have the tools and education they need for optimal performance in the cockpit.”
For more information about Boeing’s CBTA approach, visit Boeing’s Innovation Quarterly publication.