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Austrian Airlines still looking for 2018 cadets

VIENNA - This week 20 pilot trainees started their training to become pilots for Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines. The airline still has room for 34 people for the courses in August and November, and room for 96 future pilots for the training beginning in 2019.

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"The call for applications targets women and men without any previous experience as pilots," Austrian said in a statement. The training of a pilot lasts for two years and costs about EUR 100,000 - a bearable burden as Austrian will cover a fair share of these costs and provide financing for the rest.

"Austrian Airlines now offers a lower repayment amount for the pilot training. Instead of the customary repayment totalling about EUR 60,000 up until now, pilots will only have to assume costs of EUR 40,000 over a period of ten years," the airline said. "The company itself will now bear the majority of the costs."


The training course which began this week is the sixth one within the context of Austrian Airlines’ own training program and commenced right away with theoretical instruction held in Bremen, Germany. Subsequently the first training flight will take place in Goodyear, Arizona (USA). Upon successful completion of the 22-month training period, the trainees will be given the Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL).

The requirements demanded of prospective candidates include EU citizenship, a secondary school leaving certificate, secondary school vocational certificate, or the subject-related university entrance qualification of the country of origin. Furthermore, candidates should be at least 165 cm tall and have an unrestricted passport. In addition, they should have a very good command of written and spoken German and English. People wearing glasses or contact lenses may only have maximum of +/- 3.0 diopter lenses. More information is available to potential applicants at austrianpilot.at. (2018/05/11)


American Airlines to provide fully-financed cadet training

DALLAS - American Airlines responds to a looming pilot shortage in the U.S. with an own cadet training, career planning and financing scheme.

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U.S. pilot shortage is expected to peak at 15.000 vacant cockpit positions by 2026, according to a recent study by the University of North Dakota. American Airlines wants to take no HR gamble and joined forces with three flight schools to establish the American Airlines Cadet Academy along with a financing scheme to cover tuition and living expenses during the 18 months programme.


"The lack of financing options has restricted the size of the pilot pool," says Kimball Stone, American`s VP Flight Operations. Another factor contributing to cockpit bottlenecks are unclear career paths at U.S. majors.


American Airlines intends to offer graduates of its pilot academy initial First Officer assignement at one of its three wholly owned regional affiliates - with an option to change into mainline operation later on. (2018/04/25, Credit: American Airlines)


More information: American Airlines Cadet Academy


Lufthansa Aviation Training to introduce five DA-42

ROSTOCK - Lufthansa Aviation Training parts ways with its Piper PA-44 aircraft. Flight students will earn their wings on a new fleet of Diamond DA-42 "Twin Stars" instead.

Lufthansa introduces a new fleet of five trainer aircraft at its Rostock-Laage facility in northern Germany. Diesel-powered Diamond DA-42 replace the ten year old Pipers and will be phased into flight training by May 2018, Lufthansa said.

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The wider range aircraft will extend training operations beyond Laage while saving fuel. An anti-icing-system and weather radar allow for training flights even in adverse flying conditions.

Lufthansa Aviation Training forecasts a "massive demand" for new pilots in the years to come and provides educational services within and beyond the Lufthansa airline group. About 500 flight students will join European Flight Academy - the flight training arm of Lufthansa - this year to complete training at Lufthansa facilities in Bremen, Phoenix and Rostock. (2018/04/16, Image credit: Lufthansa)

 

Scoot to accept SFC cadet applications

SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines recently consolidated all low-cost operation under its Scoot brand. The unit ventures into cadet training to support pilot recruitment within its growing Airbus A320 and Boeing 787 fleets.

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"We are partnering with our preferred training organisation, Singapore Flying College (SFC) to develop the Scoot Cadet Programme to groom our own talent," Scoot announced on its website. "Our cadets will undergo a customised self-funded 18 months training course at SFC."

Applicants need to be 18+ years of age and legally entitled to work in Singapore upon completion of training. SFC graduation level will be a Commercial Pilot Licence (Instrument Rating) or frozen ICAO ATPL. The current application window for Scoot opened in April 2018. (2018/04/06)

Ryanair to offer "sponsered" 737 type-ratings

LONDON - Ryanair used to ask its cadets to shell out 29,500 EUR upfront to complete their Boeing 737NG type-rating. Shaken by staffing bottlenecks in its cockpits, the airline will share the financial burden.

 

The 29,500 EUR course fee will be replaced "by a one off, upfront 5,000 EUR payment and a five year reducing bond," Ryanair said in a statement published by CAE. Cadets will also receive a salary during the course of line-training.

 

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A mulled shortage of pilots triggered a paradigm shift within the Irish low-cost airline. Ryanair seems to move a step away from notorious contract pilot jobs and agreed to engange in negotiations with pilot unions for the first time in its corporate history.

 

The airline operates a modern fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft and expects to add up to 210 Boeing 737 MAX 200 from 2019 to support its vibrant growth. (2018/03/07, Image credit: Stansted Airport)

 

 

Qantas to set up own flight school by 2019

SYDNEY - Asia-Pacific faces a shortage of airline pilots. To make matters worse, this is the region where airlines and manufactures expect most demand for cockpit crews throughout the 2020s and beyond. This constellation triggers a new recruitment approach within Qantas: native flight training.

 

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The Australian industry behemoth announced plans to establish a flight school by 2019. The facility will ultimately produce up to 500 airline pilots annually with one fifth of graduates earmarked for direct recruitment into a Qantas Group cockpit.

 

Qantas will invest 20 million A$ in the venture.

 

While this sounds like a pragmatic response to pilot shortage, the 500 annual graduates of the Qantas academy will only cover a tiny fraction of pilot demand in Asia-Pacific. According to a recent Boeing estimate, airlines in the region will absorb up to 250,000 new pilots by 2036 - just to support today`s industry growth forecasts. (2018/02/22)

 

Be a pilot Screening Day 2018, Munich Airport

Do you want to become an airline pilot? Visit the "Be a pilot Screening Day 2018" co-hosted by SkyTest at Munich Airport on Saturday, Feb. 24th 2018. Flight schools and training providers introduce their latest programs during an exciting show day.

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The venue is framed by expert lectures on flight training and cockpit career opportunities. Attendees may have their pilot aptitudes tested in a complimentary screening.

"Be a pilot Screening Day 2018" takes places on February 24 at Hilton Hotel directly at Munich Airport (hotel foyer). Tickets are available at 7.00 EUR at www.screeningday.de.

We look forward to meeting you at Munich Airport!

Happy Landings, SkyTest Team (2018/02/08)

World needs 637,000 MORE pilots

SINGAPORE - The airline industry braces for a worsening shortage of pilots. According a recent Boeing estimate, airlines will need 637,000 more pilots through 2036 to support their growing fleets.

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Vibrant Asia will lead the pack and account for 40 percent of new pilot hires over the next 20 years, Boeing said at Singpore Airshow this week. North America and Europa follow with shares of 18 an 17 percent in the predicted demand. (2018/02/07, Image credit: Boeing)

Hong Kong Airlines opens 2018 flight school admission

HONG KONG - Hong Kong Airlines accepts student applications for its 2018 ab-initio flight training programme until February 15th.

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Are you at least 18 years of age, a permanent resident of Hong Kong and hold a secondary degree with good math and science grades? You may qualify to become a commercial pilot with Hong Kong Airlines! The airline just opened admission for its 2018 ab-initio flight training scheme.

Applicants who pass a multi-stage application process with online screening and a final interview will be approved for multi-crew flight training at L3 facilities in Hong Kong, New Zealand and/or the UK. Graduates will join Hong Kong Airlines and its young Airbus fleet in the rank of Second Degree Officers and be promoted to First Officers upon a 12-month completion of a Hong Kong ATPL.

Learn more about the Hong Kong Airlines Cadet Pilot Programme and the application process on the career website of Hong Kong Airlines. (2018/01/19)

Air Baltic accepts first cadets to its flight school

RIGA - Air Baltic opens application process for candidates to the airline`s newly established Pilot Academy. This will be the first class of students who will become Air Baltic pilots upon completion of the programme in about two years from now.

"Air Baltic is growing rapidly and over the next five years we are planning to recruit over 1.000 highly educated professionals," says Air Baltic CEO Martin Gauss. "Now we are taking one step further by introducing a new education programme for our future commercial pilots. It is not only one of the most fascinating professions in the world, but highly sought after one as well."

The application process for the first academic year will end on January 8, 2018. At the beginning Air Baltic is planning to educate 20 pilots per year. airBalticTraining Pilot Academy is planning to start the first academic year in March, 2018 with the theoretical training courses. (2017/12/11)

 

 

FTE Jerez: Fast Track to Iberia

MADRID - FTE Jerez and Iberia accept applications for their 2018 Ab Initio scheme. The Spanish IAG airline teamed up with the renowned academy to train First Officers for its Airbus A320 cockpits.

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Students in the "Iberia Airline First Officer Programme" (AFOP) will complete their training with an ATPL and an A320 type-rating. "To be eligible for this scheme you must hold third level qualifications (University Degree), speak Spanish at a native/ICAO 6 level and have at least a B2 English proficiency," according to FTE Jerez.


The 128,350 Euro tuition fee is a steep ante but includes accomodation and type-rating costs. Courses will start in Febuary and March 2018.

We recommend SkyTest® Preparation Software for UK Pilot Aptitude Screenings to prep for the AFOP admission process. (2017/11/27)

 

 

Emirates to open its new flight training academy

DUBAI - Emirates takes control of its pilot supply. The airline launched its new flight school arm this week at the Dubai Airshow.

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Located at the new Al-Maktoum airport Emirates Flight Training Academy started operation with 143 students, currently only citizen of the United Arab Emirates. Emirates will accept global students from 2018 onward to its academy, that can enroll up to 600 pilots in the making.

 

Expect tough competition for admission - Emirates treats its future F/Os with a dedicated ILS runway, ATC services, an Embraer Phenom 100 jet fleet, on-site accomodation and ATPL graduation. Not convinced yet? Glacing the cake, Emirates will hire cadets from Emirates Flight Training Academy straight into the cockpit of a Boeing 777 widebody. (2017/11/13)

 

KLM arranges new loan scheme for flight students

No hire, no debt: KLM arranged a new financing scheme for students at its flight school. The license is on the airline, if it does not offer cadets a job in one of its cockpits.

"Within the new structure, the KLM Flight Academy promises students that, if they do not find a job as a pilot at KLM within five years after completing the programme, a guarantee fund will clear their study debt at the bank," KLM said in a statement.


KLM and the KLM Flight Academy have set up the new construction to ensure a sufficient influx of new pilots. Throughout 2017 KLM has accepted 143 graduates from the KLM Flight Academy. The new loan scheme is provided by ABN Amro bank.

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SkyJobs recommends SkyTest® Preparation Software for Middle East Pilot Screenings to prepare for admission at KLM Flight Academy.

IATA: Asia-Pacific continues to lead the pack

MONTREAL - The global airline industry will maintain and in some regions even accelerate its momentum according to the latest 20 year forecast by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

IATA expects 7.8 billion passengers to travel by 2036, a near doubling of the 4 billion air travelers expected to fly this year. The prediction is based on a 3.6 percent average Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) noted in the release of the latest update to the association’s 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast.


IATA 20 year forecast
"All indicators lead to growing demand for global connectivity. The world needs to prepare for a doubling of passengers in the next 20 years. It’s fantastic news for innovation and prosperity, which is driven by air links," said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.

Vibrant Asia-Pacific remains the demand pacemaker for airlines contributing more than half the new passengers over the next two decades.

"The point at which China will displace the United States as the world’s largest aviation market has moved two years closer since last year’s forecast," according to de Juniac. "We now anticipate this will occur around 2022, through a combination of slightly faster Chinese growth and slightly reduced growth in the US."

The UK will fall to fifth place, surpassed by India in 2025, and Indonesia in 2030. Thailand and Turkey will enter the top ten largest markets, while France and Italy will fall in the rankings to 11th and 12th respectively. (2017/10/26)

 

 

British Airways Cadet Programme

The British Airways Cadet Programme is open again and gives you the opportunity to start your training to become a pilot in the future with British Airways.

British Airways A380


Once you have successfully completed the training, you can look forward to continuing your journey with one of the world’s leading airlines and taking to the skies as a first officer on one of the London-based short haul fleets.


If you can see yourself expertly navigating one of the BA aircraft across the globe, delivering world-leading levels of safety, security, and customer service, then this Cadet Programme may be for you.

BA is offering two routes Multi Pilots Licence (MPL) and a full Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), both of which will be fully self-funded, the entry criteria to both routes are detailed at British Airways website. (2017/10/19)

 

 

"Be a pilot" Screening Day 2017

Do you want to be(come) an airline pilot? Visit the "Be a pilot Screening Day 2017" co-hosted by SkyTest this Saturday (Oct. 14th) at Frankfurt Airport. Flight schools and training providers introduce their latest programs during an exciting show day.

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The venue is framed by expert lectures (speakers include a Condor pilot) on flight training and cockpit career opportunities. Attendees may have their pilot aptitudes tested in a complimentary screening.

"Be a pilot Screening Day 2017" takes places Oct. 14 at "The Squaire" directly at Frankfurt Airport (Conference Center, Level 5 West). Tickets are available at 10.00 EUR here - use the promotion code "aeroBAP" to apply a 50 percent discount.

We look forward to meeting you in Frankfurt!

Happy Landings, SkyTest

 

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EasyJet recruits 450 new pilots

EasyJet announced that it will recruit more than 450 new pilots. Positions available range from Cadet pilots starting their career, experienced co-pilots from other airlines to Direct Entry Captains.

 

Of the 450 positions, 400 will be Cadet pilots and experienced co-pilots and 50 Direct Entry Captains, EasyJet said in a statement. For new cadets undertaking their training with CTC Aviation, CAE or FTE Jerez, many will have the opportunity to apply for all or part of their training loan underwritten by the airline.

 

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