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CAE Extends Training Deal with Elit'Avia

 - May 24, 2017, 6:35 AM
Nick Leontidis, CAE group president, civil aviation training solutions (left), and Elit’Avia CEO Puja Mahajan shake hands after extending their training agreement.

Slovenia’s Elit’Avia (Booth F70), a charter/management specialist, has furthered its commitment to CAE (Booth J88) with a four-year extension to their pilot-training agreement. The extension was announced Monday at EBACE. CAE supplies customized training programs for Elit’Avia, including classroom software, distance learning, a tablet app for course materials, and pre-study tools. The program extension adds CAE’s latest upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) module.

“We are particularly pleased with the extension of this training program to include the UPRT [module],” said Nick Leontidis, CAE group president, civil aviation training solutions. “It is a testament to CAE’s ability to provide its customers with global customized pilot training programs and complementary training solutions tailored to their specific needs.”

Puja Mahajan, Elit’Avia CEO, said, “Elit’Avia has experienced significant growth over the years. We recently added a new Gulfstream G650 to our fleet, and CAE has been a tremendous training partner, supporting our growing needs and delivering high-quality training.” Elit’Avia operates 14 different aircraft types, including models from Bombardier, Dassault, Gulfstream, and Hawker. Headquartered in Ljubljana, Slovenia, it holds aircraft operator certificates in Slovenia, Malta, and San Marino. It serves the U.S. market with an office in Atlanta, Georgia.

Training will continue at five of CAE’s locations, including Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Burgess Hill, UK; Dallas, Texas; Dubai, UAE; and Morristown, New Jersey. CAE has a 70-year history in training and has 160 locations in more than 35 countries and 8,000 employees. It trains more than 120,000 civil and military crew members annually.