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.