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Pilot Cadet Training Programmes

Your Airbus boarding pass to the future!

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Start your pilot career with Airbus

Your Airbus boarding pass to the future!

Jump on board to live a challenging & unique experience. Embrace the world of aviation through the front door, the door of excellence.

Guided by passionate experts, benefit from a supportive environment and innovative teaching techniques for the highest quality training.

More pilots will be required to operate the future aviation demands: you could be one of them!

Next on-boarding dates

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New course in France - October 2024

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New course in Mexico - Coming soon

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What is the Airbus Pilot Cadet Training Programme?

Nurturing the future generation of captains to become airline leaders for a safe and sustainable aviation

More than just getting a licence, the Airbus Pilot Cadet Training Programme is a philosophy, a mindset, aimed at progressively acquiring key pilot technical and behavioural skills that airlines expect from their pilots.

Providing the initial (ab-initio) phases allows us to accompany future airline pilots from the beginning throughout their flight training path, to obtain a commercial pilot’s license as well as to become type-rated later on.

We build aircraft. We train pilots to operate them while placing individuals at the heart.

Training Programmes to fit your needs

Airbus Flight Academy - new cadet path: from screening, to ab initio training, JOC/MCC, type rating, including Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License. Initial training phase developed with ENAC. European Aviation Safety Agency approved course.
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Integrated ATPL

Opt for excellence, embrace Airbus from Day 1

  • Fully Competency-Based Training & Assessment programme 
  • Latest optimised training techniques from Day 1
  • Focus on individual competencies, technical & soft skills 
  • Progressive training path & adapted sequencing
  • Dynamic & experienced Airbus Flight Academy network 
  • Airbus Aviation Experience, Cadet Code, Alumni
  • Personalised accompaniment all along the way
  • Customised up-to-date solutions
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Intermediate courses

Ensure a complete preparation for your future airline pilot position. Commercial jet handling familiarisation and multi-crew co-operations training to prepare for your Type Rating on a multi-crew jet engine aircraft.

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Type Rating

Discover the Airbus Advanced Training solutions

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Modular Courses

A full-time programme does not fit with your activities? Build an airline pilot career via a different route with your preferred financial solutions.

Thanks to a full range of flight training solutions and a growing network of standardised flight schools, we can provide training courses in a segmented way as per your own personal circumstances while taking into account previous licences or endorsements you may already have.  

  • PPL: Private Pilot Licence
  • CPL (A): Commercial Pilot Licence 
  • Advanced-UPRT: Upset Prevention and Recovery Training
  • CRI (SEP/MEP): Class Rating Instructor
  • Class Rating MEP (Multi Engine Piston)
  • F (A): Flight Instructor
  • Formation PBN: Performance Based Navigation
  • IR(A) - ME/SE: Instrument Rating - Multi-Engine / Single-Engine
  • Optional licence conversion courses


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