Montpellier, France – 22 June, 2022
Airways Aviation – ESMA and renowned industry partners CAE Defense and Security welcomed the arrival of the first Luftwaffe A400M aircraft, carrying senior officers from the German Luftwaffe training department to Montpellier. The A400M is an Airbus Defense and Space designed & built, four-engine military transport aircraft that can transport many tons of equipment and troops.
The visit will be one of many by Luftwaffe personnel and officers as part of a seven-year contract, signed at the end of 2021 with the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology, in-Service Support of the Bundeswehr, for the initial training of German Air Force pilots.
Officers will over 2 days tour the Airways Aviation facilities and meet with senior CAE Defense & Security and Airways Aviation management and staff. They will also meet and liaise with the first cohort of Luftwaffe cadets who have been successfully undertaking their initial flight phase training in Montpellier for the past few months.
Upon completion of the first flying phase of training by Airways Aviation Academy in Montpellier, cadets will continue their course with the advanced and final phases in Bremen, Germany, with CAE Defence & Security.
“This close Franco-German collaboration will, upon completion, allow Luftwaffe cadets to become officers and aviators of various types of military aircraft including the awesome Airbus A400M said Romy Hawatt – Airways Aviation – Founder & Chairman.
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 (European Aviation Safety Agency), CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Agency), ICAO and IATA professionals.
The Airways Aviation Group has trained more than 8,000 commercial pilots, graduated over 25,000 cabins, ground handling and maintenance professionals, and maintains over 50 aircraft in its global fleet including Europe’s 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.
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.