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Tigerair launches MPL program with CAE Oxford

written by WOFA | July 25, 2013

Tigerair will train A320 crews in Melbourne and Singapore via the new deal with CAE Oxford Aviation Academy. (Dave Parer)

The Tigerair Group has entered an arrangement with CAE Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA) to offer training for multi-crew pilot licences (MPL) in Melbourne and Singapore.

Under the agreement, the OAA will train new A320 first officers for the Singapore-based carrier in a competency-based MPL program to be conducted at training locations in Singapore and Melbourne. Following a joint CAE Oxford Aviation Academy and Tigerair assessment and selection process, an initial group of 10 cadets will enrol in the MPL program later this year.

In support of this program as well as other regional programs, CAE OAA plans to open an ab initio ground school training location within CAE’s new training centre in Singapore.

Following the delivery of the ground school training phase in Singapore, the Tigerair cadets will undertake the core and basic phases of flight training at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy’s flight school in Melbourne before returning to Singapore to complete the intermediate and advanced phases of the training on CAE’s A320 full flight simulator.

“Tigerair’s growth requires a steady supply of highly qualified and well-trained pilots. We look forward to partnering with CAE Oxford Aviation Academy, which offers the world’s premier MPL training curriculum, to produce the next generation of pilots,” said Ho Yuen Sang, managing director of Tigerair.



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