Airbus Flight Academy Europe aims to train up to 200 pilot cadets annually as nearly 100,000 new pilots are needed on the continent over the next 20 years
ANGOULÊME, France - In order to meet the high market demand for cadet pilot training in Europe – 94,000 new pilots over the next 20 years – Airbus has decided to open its own flight academy and extend its training services.
The program will use Airbus standardised instructors to deliver the ab-initioPilot Cadet Training program approved by EASA at the end of 2018, complementing the intermediate and advanced training phases that are already available and provided in the existing training network on 17 sites worldwide.
The Airbus Flight Academy Europe aims to train up to 200 pilot cadets annually. Using a modern fleet of both single- and multi-engine aircraft equipped with full digital cockpit technology as well as the latest flight simulators, the training program will equip students to become “operationally-ready pilots” focusing on the important development of key pilot technical and behavioral competencies.
The Airbus Pilot Cadet Training Program is open to high school graduates over 18 years old worldwide. 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 training.
Airbus Flight Academy Europe, formerly known as Cassidian Aviation Training Services (CATS), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus.
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