The signing ceremony was held in Kuala Lumpur on Monday 20th June 2011, witnessed by the Deputy Minister of Higher Education of Malaysia, Yang Berhormat Dato' Saifuddin bin Abdullah
.The academy will train pilots,cabin crew,maintenance workers and ground personnel for airlines in the Asean region.
Estimated that some 12,000 pilots are expected to be trained every year, with a gradual increase for each passing year.
Pilot training programmes will commence on the 1st July 2011, while non-pilot training programmes will be available on the 1st October 2011.
Six CAE-built full-flight simulators will be available at the academy including four for the Airbus A320 and one each for the A330/340 and Boeing 737 Classic .