India’s Jet Airways is looking to train 380 professional pilots over the next five years to fit in with the airline’s growth plan – and it’s starting right now! Applications for its cadet pilot training programme with CAE have opened today (5 June 2017) – link below.
The first set of 60 cadets will begin training in the second half of 2017, with ground school and flight training at CAE’s flight academies in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, and Gondia (NFTI), India.
After that, cadets will continue with Boeing 737 type-rating training at CAE’s training centre in Bengaluru, India. Upon successful completion of their training programme, the selected candidates will be employed by Jet Airways.
“At Jet Airways, we pride ourselves for leveraging best-in-class technology and innovation in all aspects of our business,” said Amit Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer (Acting) of Jet Airways.
“That extends to our advanced cadet pilot training programme. With the introduction of this training programme, we’re creating fresh batches of highly skilled cockpit crew to augment our in-house talent pool. We are delighted to launch a new ab-initio pilot training programme with the world’s leading training organisation, our longstanding partner in training, CAE.”
CAE and Jet Airways have a relationship that spans over a decade, including the provision of maintenance support services at CAE’s Bengaluru training centre. Jet Airways currently owns four CAE-built full-flight simulators, including one Airbus A330 FFS, two Boeing 737NG and one Boeing 777-300ER FFS. The six-bay CAE training centre is located near the Bengaluru International Airport at Devanahalli.
Jet Airways placed an order for 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliners in November 2015, making it the largest order in the company’s history.