Volotea, a Barcelona-based airline, has chosen
Airbus to train all its pilots following the signing of an
exclusive five-year contract.
The training, which will commence in
January 2020, includes Type-Rating as well as long-term Recurrent training linked to Volotea's growing fleet of Airbus
A319s – which will exceed 50 aircraft in 2023.
Volotea’s trainees will benefit from
long-term use of Airbus’ full-flight simulators – located
throughout Airbus’ Training Centre Network – and will be taught by
a pool of expert pilot instructors, drawn from both Airbus and Volotea.
The airline will initially induct four of its pilot
instructors into Airbus’ training regime, while in parallel,
Airbus is aligning around 20 of its own instructors in
collaboration with Volotea’s operational requirements.
airline progressively expands its A319 fleet, the size of the
joint instructor pool is expected to commensurably increase.
Volotea has selected the Airbus A319 as the model for its planned