A next-generation program for Canada’s military will need to be backed by an innovative and agile training provider.

SkyAlyne joins two companies with cultures that are rooted in innovative excellence and flexible business practices to ensure customers receive quality, timely results. In working with the Canadian government/military on the current training programs, KF Aerospace and CAE have consistently demonstrated a willingness to adapt quickly to ensure Canadian military pilots are among the best prepared in the world.

At the same time, these two companies continue to lead the way in pilot training innovation, developing and adopting new technologies to help the RCAF adapt to current and emerging trends in pilot training.

CAE is also a worldwide leader in developing innovative pilot training technologies and products. Their customers include commercial enterprises and militaries from every corner of the globe.

Listen: The Evolution of Pilot Training Simulation

With CAE’s Head of Technology, Defence & Security, Philippe Perey

CAE: A Leading Training System Integrator for Militaries Around the World

Ensuring military personnel have all the pre-requisite skills and knowledge to support achieving mission readiness requires an innovative and experienced training partner who understands the challenges faced by military organizations around the world.

CAE is a world-class training systems integrator that offers integrated live-virtual-constructive (LVC) training solutions across air, naval, land and public safety. CAE designs and delivers turnkey training centres, training services, and simulation products and capabilities for military customers in Canada and around the world.

CAE Trax Academy: Advanced AR/VR Solutions for Military Pilot Training

CAE’s latest solution offers an innovative way for militaries to address their pilot shortage issues by streamlining military pilot training.

The CAE TRAX Academy utilizes digital technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence, as well as incorporating CAE Rise (Real-time Insights and Standardized Evaluations) for objective data analytics that provides transparency and objective assessment on the training being conducted.

This approach saves resources by allowing students to carry out much of the training by themselves in a self-paced learning environment.

CAE RISE: Data-driven Training for Pilot Instructors

CAE Rise is a data-driven training system that leverages big data analytics to make training more efficient and effective. The system gives instructors the ability to deliver standardized training and objectively assess pilot competencies using live data during training sessions.

CAE Rise fosters student-centric learning, reduces subjectivity in pilot assessment, and helps instructors focus on teaching and instructing.

The SkyAlyne Team: Bluedrop Simulation & Training:

A highly innovative Small and Medium Business (SMB) based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Bluedrop Simulation & Training is recognized for designing and developing advanced training solutions for the military sector.

Bluedrop specializes in Rear Crew Training with its state-of-the-art Rear Crew Mission Trainer (RCMT)and its Hoist Mission Training System (HMTS). Bluedrop innovations in military training and simulation are also used on the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, the CH-148 Cyclone, the CH-149Cormorant and on the V-22 Osprey.

Bluedrop’s expertise currently supports the CFTS program led by KF Aerospace/Allied Wings and they are a vital member of the SkyAlyne Team of subcontractors for Future Aircrew Training.

CAE USA awarded contract to support U.S. Air Force Pilot Training Transformation initiative

In August 2020, CAE was awarded a contract to from the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to support the U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command (AETC) and its Undergraduate Pilot Training initiative.

CAE will have responsibility for the installation and integration of a cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS), which is a key element of the CAE Trax Academy pilot training continuum. The LMS will enable the US Air Force and its students to access training content such as schedules, courseware, and remote instruction more easily on demand.

In addition, by implementing an LMS that is optimized through artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, the US Air Force expects to create a pilot training process that is continually adapting and improving. The Air Force also intends to develop an AI flight instructor that would provide active and passive instruction to aid student learning and progression through the pilot training syllabus.