10.19.22-Press Releases-Corporate
10.19.22-Press Releases-Corporate

CAE and Clay Lacy Aviation Sign Industry First Cross Training and Job Share Agreement to Address Pilot Demand and Enhance Flight Training

Published: CAE, October 19, 2022


CAE and Clay Lacy Aviation announced today at the NBAA Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition that they have signed a two-way organizational cross-training and job-sharing agreement. This agreement calls for CAE instructors to be trained to company standards enabling them to fly with Clay Lacy, and for Clay Lacy senior pilots to be approved to conduct training and check flights for CAE. A business aviation industry first, this two-year cross-training and job-sharing agreement is an innovative solution to the increasing pilot demand while enhancing pilot training and overall operational safety.

“We are proud to be partnering with Clay Lacy Aviation on innovative solutions to deal with industry challenges like pilot recruitment and training standardization,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation. “This agreement is an excellent example of how two industry pioneers like Clay Lacy and CAE can share their expertise on a training and job-sharing program that will benefit the two organizations, their employees, and ultimately, their customers.”

Clay Lacy SVP, Flight Operations, Dondi Pangalangan

“The current state of the industry has provided a conduit for collaboration between companies who have the courage to lead change,” said Dondi Pangalangan, Clay Lacy Aviation’s Senior Vice President of Flight Operations. “The synergy through the training and job-sharing program enables industry-leading air carrier-specific training which increases safety margins and standardization with an agility to quickly and efficiently respond to customer needs.”

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