The demand for new pilots has never been greater. With commercial aviation expected to double in size over the next 20 years, an exciting opportunity exists for young men and women aspiring to a career above the clouds as airline pilots.

CAE estimates 255,000 new airline pilots will be needed over the next 10 years to sustain the growth of the commercial air transport industry. Rapid fleet expansion and high pilot retirement rates create a further need to develop 180,000 first officers into new airline captains, more than in any previous decade. These numbers mean that over 50% of the pilots who will fly the world’s commercial aircraft in 10 years have not yet started their training. There needs to be 70 new type rated pilots starting their careers with airlines each day for the next 10 years!

Who is CAE?

70 years of excellence
Learn to fly with CAE and make your dream of becoming a pilot a reality. CAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare markets. Backed by a 70-year record of industry firsts, we are the training partner of choice of the world’s airlines and the global leader in fullflight simulator manufacturing. Learn with us and be a CAE pilot for life!
CAE training programmes span the entire life cycle of a professional pilot, so we’re able to provide you with the training you require throughout your career, from cadet to captain. It’s part of why more than 120,000 pilots train with us each year. With 50+ training locations worldwide, CAE has the world’s largest civil aviation training network, providing training on the widest coverage of in-production and inservice aircraft models.
CAE leads the industry in pilot placement
Meeting the training needs of over 300 airlines worldwide, many look to us to recruit the very best talent for their airline. With numerous aviation academies located all over the world and our aviation recruitment services, no other organisation places more pilots with more airlines than CAE.

CAE is the largest ab initio flight training network in the world with world-class flight schools in the following locations:

  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Gondia, India
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Oxford, UK
  • Perth, Australia
  • Phoenix – Falcon Field, USA
  • Rae Bareli, India

Drawing upon over 85 years of pilot training expertise, CAE Cadet Pilot Training Programs provide focused ab initio training to aspiring pilots across the globe. The range of programs includes CPL, ATPL and MPL training routes, all of which combine premier ground school courses with high-quality flying instruction delivered in accordance with national aviation authority requirements. Operating a fleet of over 170 aircraft, CAE has the resources and expertise to train up to 2,000 cadet pilots annually.


  • Vibrant Campus Life
  • Tight-knit Community
  • Great Flight School Locations
  • The Latest Aircraft Fleet
  • Thousands of Satisfied Cadets
  • Ongoing Career Support
  • Interactive Learning
  • CAE Global Training Network
  • CAE Parc Pilot Resources

The CAE training experience

Our Flight Instructors

Providing cadets with the knowledge and skills necessary to help them safely and efficiently fly commercial airliners, our programmes are taught by hands-on, expert flight instructors who bring years of real-world experience into the classroom learning environment.


Our facilities are equipped with the latest technology, applying the latest industry guidelines and regulations. CAE is the first aviation academy in the world to operate aircraft equipped with custom flight data management systems and traffic awareness technology. These systems record data, audio and video during flight, enabling students to debrief immediately after a flight and allow CAE to gather statistical trends for longer-term safety and performance benefits.

Family Feel

Our students tell us that the family feel that resonates in our academies, really sets us apart from other aviation academies. Our team of dedicated Customer Service and Instructor staff, make you feel right at home and support you throughout your training with pastoral care, and personal one on one teaching lessons. We are passionate about what we do and we are committed to making your pilot dream a reality.



CAE Oxford Aviation Academy

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy HQ
Oxford Airport,Kidlington,

OX5 1QX Oxford, England, United Kingdom
+44 1865 841234


CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Brussels
Brussels Airport - Building 201

1820 Steenokkerzeel, Flanders, Belgium


CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Gondia
National Flying Training Institute (NFTI)
c/o Airport Authority of India
Birsi Airport
PO Paraswada

441-614 Gondia, Maharashtra, India


Polígono Industrial N°2
La Muñoza, Barajas Madrid

28042 Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain


Phoenix, Arizona, USA