Toulouse - Airbus and the French Civil Aviation University, ENAC acquired certification from EASA to start worldwide Pilot Cadet Training Program.

The program will provide a fully integrated ATPL training for candidates from all over the world. Cadet pilots will benefit from a complete curriculum based on high safety and reliability standards of Airbus and its vast experience in pilot training.

The Airbus Pilot Cadet Training Program intends to provide trainees with the talents and mindset needed to become a commercial pilot. It displays Airbus’ commitment to promoting the safe operation of all its aircraft besides contributing to the long-term availability of qualified pilots for its customers. The civil aviation industry will need more than 500,000 commercial pilots over the next 20 years.

The young people who have graduated from high school and are over 18 years old will be able to apply to the program. Candidates will fulfill online and on-site screening examinations to be accepted to the course, which will include 750 hours of theoretical ground lessons and 200 hours of flight training.

In recent years, Airbus tripled its training centers worldwide with a widespread global network enabling its customers to benefit from its training expertise at or closer places to their home bases.

The first customer of the program will be Escuela de Aviacion Mexico (EAM) in Mexico city early 2019.