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Alpha Aviation selects Egnatia for MPL training


Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) has contracted Greek flight school Egnatia Aviation to deliver the core flying phase of its Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL) programme which is run in partnership with the Middle Eastern airline Air Arabia.

Egnatia Aviation is based at Kavala International Airport in Greece and since 2006 has been offering JAA/EASA approved training at all levels.

AAG’s MPL Programme has been running for several years and has seen some 61 cadets go through training to become First Officers with what is the Middle East’s largest low cost carrier. There are approximately 100 pilots currently training. This ab initio course commences with Theoretical Knowledge training at AAG’s facilities in Sharjah for 8 months after which cadets will go to Egnatia to learn their core flying skills including night flying, basic instrument flying and an introduction to Threat Error Management (TEM).

AAG’s UAE Accountable and Operations Manager Victor Brandao said, “We are delighted that Egnatia is joining AAG to continue the delivery of top class First Officers to our partner airline.”

Egnatia Aviation’s CEO George Zografakis added, “We are very pleased to be part of a well-established, very successful MPL programme and thrilled that we were selected and approved by AAG, the partner airline and their Authority.”