Truly Canadian Training for FAcT

SkyAlyne Canada

Our Mission

Deliver the highest calibre aircrew training to Canada and international partners.

Our Vision

Provide Canada and partner nations with the best aircrew training at the best value.

Our Offering

CAE and KF Aerospace bring together two Canadian companies with unmatched experience and capabilities in the delivery of pilot and aircrew training in Canada. Currently, CAE and KF Aerospace deliver all phases of pilot training to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) through the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program managed by CAE, and the Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) program managed by KF Aerospace.

The two companies will continue to manage these programs as currently contracted, while SkyAlyne focuses on building synergies between the two programs and ensuring the RCAF has access to world-class training to meet current and future needs.

Truly Canadian experts for the Future Aircrew Training Program

SkyAlyne and its truly Canadian solution to the FAcT program profiled in the May 2020 edition of Vanguard Magazine.

When the Government of Canada announced the Future Aircrew Training Program (FAcT) — Canadian companies CAE and KF Aerospace had a choice. They could compete against each other in a field that included several internationally-based defence contractors, or they could join forces, combine their considerable experience and expertise, and seek to become the only truly Canadian solution for FAcT and the sole training partner for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) for the next 20+ years. They chose the latter, calling their new partnership SkyAlyne.

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About CAE

CAE’s Defence & Security business unit focuses on helping prepare our customers to develop and maintain the highest levels of mission readiness. We are a world-class training systems integrator offering a comprehensive portfolio of training centres, training services and simulation products across the air, land, naval and public safety market segments. We serve our global defence and security customers through regional operations in Canada; the United States/Latin America; Europe/Africa; and Asia-Pacific/Middle East, all of which leverage the full breadth of CAE’s capabilities, technologies and solutions.

CAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. Backed by a 70-year record of industry firsts, we continue to help define global training standards with our innovative virtual-to-live training solutions to make flying safer, maintain defence force readiness and enhance patient safety. We have the broadest global presence in the industry, with over 8,500 employees, 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries. Each year, we train more than 120,000 civil and defence crewmembers and thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide.


With over 1,100 employees, KF Aerospace is a multifaceted Canadian Aerospace company. KF is a pioneer in providing world-class maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification (MRO) services, with over 50 years of experience. In addition to its MRO expertise, KF provides first-class engineering and design services and has decades of experience as a commercial cargo carrier. Since 2005, as the Prime Contractor for the RCAF Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) program, KF has provided services and support to the RCAF in training pilots and aircrew.

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