BAA Training has launched a cadet pilot programme with Small Planet Airlines, an independent leisure airline.
Under the agreement, 450 future pilots will participate in the programme during 2017-2025. Both companies are Lithuania-based.
Small Planet Airlines operates a fleet of 17 Airbus A320s and 4 Airbus A321s and is looking for aspiring future pilots to join the team at the beginning of 2018.
The first stage of the partnership is for cadets who already hold a private pilot licence (PPL(A)), have collected flight time and passed all the ATPL theory exams.
After a preselection process by BAA Training and Small Planet Airlines, the next steps will be an instrument rating, multi-engine piston, as well as commercial pilot licence modules (IR+MEP+CPL), and continue with Airbus A320 or A321 type rating. Cadet students on the self-funded programme will be sent a letter of engagement with Small Planet Airlines before starting ATPL integrated training.