Airbus and the French Civil Aviation University,
ENAC, have obtained EASA certification for a co-developed ab
initio Pilot Cadet Training Programme that will be used by a
worldwide network of partner flight schools, starting with the
first customer Escuela de Aviacion Mexico (EAM) in Mexico city
Pilot Cadets worldwide will now be able to
benefit from a complete and fully integrated Airline Transport
Pilot Licence programme built upon Airbus’ standards and extensive experience in pilot training.
The Airbus Pilot Cadet Training Programme aims to equip cadets
with the skills and mind-set required to become an
“operationally-ready pilot” focusing on the all-important
development of key pilot technical and behavioural competencies.
The programme reflects, not only Airbus’ commitment to supporting
the safe operation of all its aircraft, but also supports airline customers in contributing to the long-term availability of
qualified pilots, helping to meet the growing demand forecast for
more than 500,000 pilots over the next 20 years.
will be open to young people over 18 years old who have graduated
from high school. Candidates will undergo online and on-site
screening tests before being eligible for training, which will
include 750 hours of ground school, plus 200 hours of flight
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