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Article from BTNews 24 JULY 2017

Easyjet graduates take a bow

The first group of easyJet pilots on the first airline-supported BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Pilot Practice (PAPP) degree have graduated. The course, designed specifically for pilots, was launched in 2013.

It is a partnership between the airline pilot training and simulation organisation L3 Commercial Training Solutions (L3), formerly CTC Aviation, Middlesex University and the airline.

The seven graduates, Anna McGrady, Steven Hadley, Matthew Archer, George Baker, James Rose, Reece Montagu and Jack Shaw, are among 130-plus students on the course completing or having completed pilot training at L3’s airline academy.

EasyJet head of flight operations Brian Tyrrell said: “It is vital to easyJet’s future to have a pipeline of talented young pilots coming through and  we have been delighted to work in partnership to offer this degree course.

"L3’s airline academy graduates join easyJet as co-pilots and after completing their first year can join as permanent employees. After flying for a further two years and reaching 2,500hr, they become senior first officers with the aim of achieving command and becoming captains.

"With easyJet’s continued planned growth, the time taken from first officer to captain is likely to be quicker than at other airlines and then there are further opportunities for pilots to develop their careers whether into training or management.”

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