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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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
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.
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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