Since October 2015, CAE has been the prime contractor responsible for the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program located at 15 Wing Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan) and 4 Wing Cold Lake (Alberta).
The NFTC program is owned by the Government of Canada and operated in cooperation with CAE. The program combines basic, advanced, and lead-in fighter training as part of the comprehensive pilot training program. CAE delivers the aircraft on a day-to-day basis to support live flying training for future military pilots, including next-generation fighter pilots, for the Royal Canadian Air Force and its allies. Both fleets of training aircraft used by the program lead the world in flying hours per airframe.
CAE operates the NFTC base facilities, delivers the ground-school classroom, computer-based and simulator training, and provides support services for the live flying training that comprises this world-class, turnkey training program.