Ryanair has launched a new sponsored type-rating programme with training company CAE. Cadets will no longer pay a course fee of €29,500 in advance. Instead, this is being replaced by a one-off, upfront €5,000 payment and a five-year reducing bond.
Ryanair also says cadets will be paid a salary from day one of line training.
The type rating will be for a Boeing B737NG, Ryanair’s airliner of choice, pictured above. It has a fleet of 430 B737s, with a further 240 on order. It’s also expecting the latest B737 MAX 200 to join the fleet in 2019.
If accepted, cadets will follow a Boeing 737NG Type Rating Course at CAE for about eight weeks, split into four phases:
- Six-day introduction course
- Ground Training
- Simulator Training
- Base and Line Training
After successful completion of the training qualification course, circuits will be flown on a Ryanair B737-800. Line training will be provided by Ryanair from one of their many bases. The number of sectors varies with the experience level of the pilot. It is estimated that low-hours cadets will fly approximately 90 sectors per month. More here