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Chris Ranganathan

Chief Learning Officer, CAE

An experienced pilot, Chris has been involved in pilot training and training management for over 20 years, in an aviation career spanning more than 30 years.

During his career, he has been instrumental in the introduction of innovative training concepts and programs at several airlines. Immediately prior to joining CAE, Chris was Vice President Operations Training at Etihad Airways, where he was responsible for the introduction of EBT on all types and the implementation of MPL cadet pilot training that used the Embraer Phenom in the Basic phase of the program.

In his current role, he is responsible for leading CAE’s Civil Aviation Learning Strategy and Services team, including Regulatory Affairs, Training Standards, Aviation Safety and MPL training programs.

CAT Magazine Pioneer award winner in 2018, Chris holds a Masters Degree in Aviation Management and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.


Agility, Humanity, Innovation and Resilience Through Adversity

As the industry consolidates and recovers, operators and ATOs seek flexibility and an increase in training effectiveness. How can we rethink and modernize training in order to achieve these objectives?

CAE suggests a training journey, from cadet to captain, where learning science and the latest technology advancement occupy pivotal roles in achieving greater flexibility and effectiveness. Furthermore, CAE advocates for the use of Integrated Safety Management Systems and data analytics to refine the design and delivery of training programs, ultimately leading to safer operational environments.

The aim of this presentation is to make the case that learner-centric, data-driven training and strong partnerships can ensure a more agile, human and innovative recovery as well as pave the way of the future.