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Airways Aviation Partners with CAE to Deliver Flight Training to the German Airforce

Airways Aviation

Airways Aviation announces training support of entry-level German Air Force aviators under contract award with CAE

CAE GmbH, the leading provider of training solutions to the military forces, has been awarded a contract by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBnw).

The contract will be delivered over the next seven years and there is also an option to extend for an additional five years.

Training will be conducted between the first class Airways Aviation, Montpellier facilities in France and a brand new CAE Bremen airport facility in Germany and will include providing academic, simulator and live-flying training to more than 20 student aviators annually utilizing our modern fleet of single Diamond DA-40 and twin DA-42 engine aircraft.

“Airways Aviation are pleased and honoured to partner with CAE on this important German Airforce contract and as always, our focus and attention will continue to be around delivering only the best flight training available from our Montpellier facilities. With over 35 years of international experience and a growing number of academies across Europe, the Middle East and Australia, the Airways Aviation Group ( see  ) provides advanced aviation education & training programs that deliver certified professional EASA, CASA, ICAO and IATA  outcomes ” says Romy Hawatt – Founder and Chairman of the Dubai headquartered Airways Aviation Group.

“This contract is a great example of CAE leveraging its world-class pilot training expertise across both defense and civil aviation to provide an unparalleled solution for initial flight training,” said Dan Gelston, Group President, Defense & Security, CAE.  “We are excited to expand our initial pilot training offering with the German Air Force and continue CAE’s mission to support the safety and readiness of future aviators.”

The first cohort is expected to commence training in April and preparations are under way in anticipation of their arrival. Without doubt, the German Air Force cadets will greatly benefit from all that the Southern France base of Airways Aviation pilot training academy has to offer.

“This prestigious contract reinforces the established collaboration with CAE in developing the pilots of tomorrow.  All new cadets can expect only the highest standard of training at great facilities, lots of extra-curricular sport and other activities, access to one of the largest Diamond fleets in the world and lots of fair flying weather from our ideally located Montpellier Mediterranee Airport based academy” says Airways Aviation President – Mauro Calvano.

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 delivering professional Commercial Pilot, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Ground Handling and Cabin Crew training.

Our advanced education & training programs couple practical & theory techniques within courses that are designed to match the rapidly increasing demand for students seeking optimum aviation career outcomes as certified EASA, CASA, ICAO and IATA professionals.

The Airways Aviation Group has trained in excess of 8,000 commercial pilots, graduated over 25,000 cabin, ground handling and maintenance professionals and maintains over 50 aircraft in it’s global fleet including Europes largest fleet of Diamond DA40, Diamond DA42 aircraft and multiple Cessna 172, Cessna 182 and Piper Seminole aircraft with a diverse range of avionics systems including Garmin 1000, glass cockpits and retractable undercarriage.

Airways Aviation contact:

Capt. Mauro Calvano – President – Airways Aviation Europe
+33 6 1835 6687

About CAE  

CAE is one of the world’s leading providers of ab initio and initial flight training.  CAE’s Civil Aviation Training business unit offers ab initio training programs to address the broad range of licensing needs found across commercial aviation.  CAE’s Defense & Security business unit currently delivers initial flight training to various military forces globally, including:

• CAE Pueblo Training Center, formerly Doss Aviation, is home to initial flight training (IFT) for all United States Air Force aviation candidates. Known as the “Gateway to Air Force Aviation,” all future USAF pilots start their aviation careers as part of the IFT program managed by CAE.

• CAE is the prime contractor responsible for the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program that produces qualified military pilots for the Royal Canadian Air Force and allies.

• CAE Dothan Training Center supports United States Army fixed-wing flight training, including the U.S. Army initial-entry fixed wing training program.

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.

CAE is at the leading edge of digital immersion, providing solutions to make the world a safer place. Backed by a record of 75 years of industry firsts, we continue to reimagine the customer experience and revolutionize training and operational support solutions in civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare. We are the partner of choice to customers worldwide who operate in critical and 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.

CAE contacts:

Hélène V. Gagnon, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Global Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility

Trade media:

Wendy Stough, Senior Manager, Marketing Communications – Defense and Security,

Investor relations:

Andrew Arnovitz, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Enterprise Risk Management,


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