Thursday, 3 May 2012

APFT inks Multi-crew Pilot License training agreement with Canada’s CAE

KUALA LUMPUR (May 3): APFT Bhd’s unit Asia Pacific Flight Training Sdn Bhd (APFTSB), has signed a five-year MPL Services Agreement with Canada-based CAE Inc (CAE) on the Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL) training for AirAsia cadets.

In a statement to Bursa Malaysia on Thursday, A PFT said this was the first and only MPL training in Malaysia.

it said that previous batches of AirAsia CAE MPL cadets were trained in Canada.

“The signing of the said MPL Services Agreement will see APFT working with CAE and AirAsia to train AirAsia future first officers.

“CAE and AirAsia have decided to transfer their MPL TECHNOLOGY [] to Malaysia and have chosen APFTSB to conduct the basic, core and transition phases of its MPL program,” it said.

APFTSB operates a flight training academy in Kota Bharu with detachments in Subang, Kuala Terengganu and Ipoh.

The company said that it was formed six years ago and to-date, 600 cadets from various airlines as well as private students had graduated from the flight training academy of APFTSB.

“On the other hand, CAE is the world’s leading provider of commercial aviation and ab initio training,” it said.

Canada-registered CAE is based in the City of Saint Laurent, Province of Quebec, Canada, it said.

APFT said the MPL agreement would contribute positively to its bottom line from the financial year ending Dec 31, 2013 onwards.

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