European flight training provider FTEJerez has been granted approval by the Spanish Civil Aviation Authority (AESA) to conduct Multi-Crew Pilots Licence (MPL) training for the Exeter-based UK carrier, Flybe.
FTEJerez is the first flight training organisation in Spain to receive approval to conduct MPL training in accordance with the regulations laid down by EASA.
The MPL pilot training course includes less training on aircraft and more on flight simulators in order to better prepare pilots for their multi-crew role in the cockpit once the trainee pilots join the airline.
FTEJerez’s CEO, Oscar Sordo commented, “This is another very important milestone for FTEJerez. FTEJerez was the first organization approved to conduct MPL by the UK CAA in 2009, and after running five courses we can say the programme has proven to be a huge success. BACityFlyer recently became the second airline training under this system with us. The fact that FTEJerez is the first pilot training establishment in Spain to now be granted approval by the Spanish authority to conduct MPL training, is further confirmation of the college’s leading role in the European pilot training sector.”