Montpellier, France
Bermen, Germany

Current through to 2028 plus a five years option to extend to 2033

CAE Defence & Security and the Airways Aviation Group represent a unique aviation industry partnership that offers innovative Flight Training Programs (amongst a series of other important services) to select military customers. 

Our track record & experience is second to none and we have, jointly or severally, provided aviation training solutions in various forms and at various levels to defence & security clients for decades. 

We currently deliver EASA ATPL equivalent training for German Air Force (Luftwaffe) and Navy. We also provide DA42's to LTG62 for the Military Flight Training of Luftwaffe Instructors (MEP, FR, CRI) long range navigation training.

Our training partnership currently deliver the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) and German Navy Air Wing their basic Ab-Initio Training’ through to advanced Multi Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) under a long term contract at our world class facilities in both Montpellier, France and Bremen, Germany.

We provide a complete Training System Integration solution that allows our customer to focus on missions and not be overly distracted or burdened by the initial flight training phases. 

Benefits include:-

  • International through EASA / EMAR compliance.
  • Basic Ab-initio through to MEIR.
  • Cost effective maximization of training capabilities
  • Off-the-shelf civil solutions customised to military needs or bespoke programs tailored to suit military requirements. 
  • Highest standards with former military instructors.
  • Training disciplines, skills and leadership qualities designed to sustain military foundational readiness.
  • The rapid deployment of selected military Cadets into our training program.
  • Agility during changing demands.
  • Continuous monitoring, assessment and reporting of the individual cadet journey to their Commanders.
  • Cadets are awarded their European EASA Civil Air Transport Pilots License upon graduation with us. 
  • Supporting pilot recruitment & training pipelines to meet future military & civilian needs & demands in an efficient and cost effective manner.

We also offer the complete customisation of Military training modules to include:- 

  • UPRT and Aerobatics.  
  • Long Range Navigation. 
  • Special Mission modules. 
  • Military Instructor Training in accordance to EASA standards etc.


It is important to note that the award of an EASA ATPL License helps assure the respective Commanders that their Cadets have qualified at the highest European standard whilst simultaneously also providing the Cadet an assurance of a commercial aviators career, upon retirement at any stage, from Military service. 

The opportunity of military cadets attaining a European Commercial Pilot License, as a hallmark of their training, may assist you in attracting and recruiting the best candidates to join your pilot program.  It is a fact that experienced military pilots (already holding a European EASA ATPL are highly regarded and sort after by commercial airlines and private operators globally but may also importantly provide an elegant solution to satisfy your national and regional airline future needs.

About Airways Aviation

With over 35 years of international experience and a growing number of education & training locations strategically positioned across Europe, the Middle East and Australia, the Dubai, headquartered Airways Aviation today boasts being the largest privately owned group of multidisciplinary aviation academies of its kind.

We offer certified EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Agency), ICAO and IATA professionals and have trained more than 8,000 commercial pilots, graduated over 25,000 cabin crew, ground handling and maintenance professionals, and maintains Europe’s largest fleet of Diamond aircraft.

About CAE

CAE’s Defence & Security business unit is at the leading edge of digital innovation providing training and mission support solutions across multi-domain operations – air, land, maritime, space and cyber. Our training and operational support solutions support customers who operate in complex, high-stakes environments where mission readiness and successful outcomes are critical.

Our acquisition of L3Harris’ Military Training business in 2021, including Link and Doss Aviation, has enabled CAE to create the world’s leading pure play, platform agnostic training and simulation company serving the global defence market. We are the partner of choice to customers worldwide who operate in critical an largely regulated environments, where successful outcomes are imperative.

Testament to our customers’ ongoing needs for our solutions, over 60 percent of CAE’s revenue is recurring in nature. We have the broadest global presence in our industry, with approximately 11,000 employees, 180 sites, and training locations in over 50 countries.

“The Airways Aviation and CAE Defense & Security partnership provides a series of benefits and deliverables including customised, cost effective Military flight training to individual Air Force & Navy requirements. Graduating Cadets also receive the added benefit of being awarded a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Air Transport Pilot License (ATPL) at the completion of their training. Graduate Cadets then go on to the specialized Military mission and type training determined by their respective Air Force Commanders” Romy Hawatt – Founder & Chairman of the Airways Aviation Group.


EASA Certification of Customer Syllabus EASA Accreditation of Training Site in Bremen Aircraft Purchase and Refurbishment Infrastructure Refurbishment Bremen FNPT Purchase and Installation Refurbishment of Accommodation in Montpellier Staffing and Standardization of Ground and Flight Instructors Onboarding of 2 parallel classes on two sites.

Our expert team ARE AVAILABLE TO engage to DISCUSS & demonstrate how we may support your CURRENT & FUTURE PILOT training requirements