CityJet, the Irish European regional airline, is recruiting an additional 12 trainee pilots for its ‘Climb High’ mentored pilot training programme managed by CAE.
Selected cadets will complete an Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) Training Course at CAE academies in Oxford, UK and Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
The cadet programme is designed to ensure CityJet has sufficient, qualified pilots for its existing and new routes and its mix of aircraft. The airline operates crew bases in Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Helsinki, London, Paris, Stockholm, Tallinn and Vilnius.
CityJet’s General Manager of Flight Operations, Robert Campbell Smith, said, “Our mentored cadet pilot programme provides the starting point for an exciting career path for the successful applicants with us.
“CityJet continues to see significant expansion, particularly on our wet lease operations where our crews and aircraft operate for our customer airlines. Our fleet includes the 90-seat Bombardier CRJ-900, 98-seat Superjet SSJ100 and our 95-seat Avro RJ85 aircraft which continue to serve us well.”
CityJet originally launched Climb High in June 2016 to deliver qualified pilots for new routes and the first class of new trainee pilots graduated from CAE last week (19 May). CityJet’s integrated ATPL course with CAE costs €107,000 and includes a type rating.