Spanish airline chooses FTEJerez for first cadet pilot programme


Spanish carrier Air Europa Express has chosen FTEJerez for its first-ever cadet pilot training programme.

Selected candidates are scheduled to start training at FTEJerez during 2019. On successful completion of their ATPL course, they will become First Officers with the airline.

FTEJerez CEO, Oscar Sordo, said, “We are extremely proud of Air Europa Express’ decision to entrust FTEJerez with the training of the airline’s next generation first officers and future captains.

“We also view the airline’s choice of FTEJerez as fitting recognition of our track record in the pilot training industry and the milestones we have achieved over the past three decades.”

Air Europa Express is a Spanish regional carrier and a subsidiary of Globalia, which is also the owner of Air Europa. Air Europa Express launched service operations on January 2016, with a three times daily Valencia-Madrid service via Palma.

Air Europa Express currently operates a fleet of 16 aircraft, 5 ATR-72 500 and 11 Embraer ERJ 195-LR.

Toni Gimeno, CEO of Air Europa Express, said, “We have recently been selected as the most efficient regional airline in Europe and this recognition has only been possible because we always select the best professional for each division of the company.”

To be eligible for this scheme candidates must hold secondary level qualifications (Bachillerato, A-Levels, IB and equivalents), speak Spanish at an ICAO 6 or C2 level, and have at least an ICAO 4 or B2 English proficiency.

The scheme opened for application on 4 February. More here: