Volotea opens MPL cadet pilot training programme with CAE

Volotea A319

Pan-European airline Volotea has launched a new multi-crew pilot licence (MPL) cadet pilot training programme with CAE.

The new Volotea MPL Career Program will replace CAE and Volotea’s existing Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) cadet programme and provide aspiring cadets an integrated and seamless transition to the position of First Officer with Volotea on the Airbus A320.

“Our growth plans require access to highly qualified and well-trained pilots,” said Xavier Bueno, Volotea MPL Coordinator.

“Our collaboration with CAE on the creation of this bespoke MPL programme will allow us to further standardize the training of our future pilots.

“Furthermore, the rigour of MPL training guarantees better adaptation to our standard operating procedures and a better fit overall with company culture.”



Aspiring pilots selected for the Volotea MPL Career Programme, will begin training in the spring of 2020, with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) theoretical knowledge instruction (TKI) at CAE Madrid.

The cadets will do their flight training at one of CAE’s global flight training locations before returning to CAE Barcelona to complete the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced phases of the programme.

Upon completion of their training, the next generation of pilots will become Volotea co-pilots.

Volotea has 13 bases across Europe at the moment and a fleet of 36 aircraft made up of Boeing 717 and Airbus A319. However, it is moving to an all-Airbus fleet to incraese its seating capacity and range.

Click here for more information how to apply.