14 JANUARY 2019
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A pilot cadet training programme for use by a worldwide network of partner flight schools has been certificated by Airbus and the French Civil Aviation University, ENAC.
The programme is being launched through its first customer, Escuela de Aviacion Mexico (EAM) in Mexico City, in a few weeks.
Airbus says pilot cadets around the globe will now be able to benefit from a complete and fully integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence programme built on its own safety and reliability standards and experience in flight training.
“The Airbus Pilot Cadet Training Programme aims to equip cadets with the skills and mindset required to become an operationally-ready pilot focusing on the all-important development of key pilot technical and behavioural competencies,” the company added.
Airbus said the programme not only reflected its own commitment to supporting the safe operation of its aircraft, but also supported airline customers in helping to meet the growing demand for qualified pilots, of which 500,000-plus are forecast to be needed over the next 20 years.
The programme is open to high school graduates or equivalent aged over 18. Candidates undergo online and on-site screening tests before training, which includes 750hr of ground school, plus 200hr of flight training.
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