Jet Airways launched a Commercial Pilot License training programme aimed at creating more than 380 professionals over the next five years, the company said.

As part of the program, the first set of 60 cadets will begin training in the second half of 2017, with ground school and flight training at CAE’s flight academies in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, and Gondia (NFTI), India.

Thereafter, cadets will continue with Boeing 737 type-rating training at CAE’s training centre in Bengaluru, India. Upon successful completion of their training programme, the selected candidates will be employed by Jet Airways.

“With the introduction of this training programme, we’re creating fresh batches of highly skilled cockpit crew to augment our in-house talent pool,” said acting CEO Amit Agarwal.

“The training module is designed to provide meaningful training in a consistent manner with similar level of content engagement to all pilots,” he added.

“CAE has been providing world-class training to our pilots for more than 10 years; we are confident that they will play a fundamental role in the creation of our future pilots, helping us recruit and select top talent,” he said.

CAE and Jet Airways have done business together for over a decade, including the provision of maintenance support services at CAE’s Bengaluru training centre.

Jet Airways currently owns four CAE-built full-flight simulators, including one Airbus A330 FFS, two Boeing 737NG and one Boeing 777-300ER FFS.

The six-bay CAE training centre is located near the Bengaluru International Airport at Devanahalli.

Operational since late 2008, it is the first non-airline training centre to earn approval as a fixed-wing Type Rating Training Organisation (TRTO) by India’s DGCA.

Those interested can apply of the airline’s website.

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