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MONTREAL, April 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) – CAE announced today at the World Aviation Training Symposium its fifth partner for the CAE Women in Flight scholarship program, American Airlines.
“We are very excited to collaborate with American Airlines to offer a scholarship to aspiring female pilots in the US,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. “The program encourages passionate and exceptional women to accomplish their goal of becoming professional pilots and inspire a new generation of female pilots.”
CAE is a training provider of the American Airlines Cadet Academy, delivering training at the CAE aviation academy located in Phoenix, Arizona. This first-of-its-kind scholarship program provides an opportunity for future pilots to become first officers at one of American Airlines’ three wholly owned regional carriers, with the opportunity to eventually fly larger aircraft at the airline.
The CAE Women in Flight scholarship recipient will receive a full tuition scholarship that will cover the entire cost of training in the American Airlines Cadet Academy program at CAE, including accommodations and travel. Additionally, the recipient may have the opportunity to become a certified flight instructor (CFI) and work at the CAE aviation academy in Phoenix to gain the number of hours required for certification.
American Airlines joins four other global airline partners who offer CAE Women in Flight scholarships to cadet pilots: Aeromexico, AirAsia, Cityjet and easyJet. CAE will unveil the first scholarship recipients this summer.
About CAE Women in Flight
CAE’s Women in Flight scholarship program is a competitive program seeking female ambassadors who demonstrate leadership skills, active involvement in their communities, perseverance and who are passionate about aviation. Eligible female candidates who meet the requirements of the American Airlines Cadet Academy program are invited to submit their CAE Women in Flight scholarship application via CAE’s website at cae.com/womeninflight. More details about the program can also be found online.
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Hélène V. Gagnon, Vice President, Public Affairs and Global Communications
Frédéric Morais, Director, Marketing & Strategy, Civil Aviation Training Solutions
Andrew Arnovitz, Vice President, Strategy and Investor Relations