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Integrated Air Transport Programme

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In approximately 18 months, the Airbus Pilot Cadet Training Programme provides you with an integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL).

A full-time engaging pathway combining flight training and ground school to prepare you progressively for a rewarding future. From Airbus Cadet to a pilot ready to fly and work for an airline.

Highly experienced instructors, modern aircraft, latest generation training devices & techniques, spacious facilities, a dedicated team & individual support throughout, to stay focused on the essential: your career!

Next on-boarding dates

December 2021

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Become a competent pilot

Smoothly accompanied from a training to an operational airline environment, you will be equipped with a ‘frozen’ Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), completed by a Jet Orientation & Multi-Crew Cooperation (JOC/MCC) courses.

  1. Begin ab-initio Initial phases within our Flight Academy Network, to earn an Airbus Commercial Pilot Licence with Single & Multi-Engine, Instrument Rating & Visual Flight Rules (or CPL VFR / IRME).
  2. Then, perform the Intermediate training (JOC/MCC) in an Airbus Training Centre, likewise the Advanced training (Type Rating), and so on.
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Embrace the Airbus experience
  • The Airbus Flight Training Reference (AFTR) raising and harmonising the level of training globally  
  • A worldwide Approved Training Organisation (ATO) expertise for highest quality, safety mindset & innovation
  • A unique Cadet experience to discover the aviation industry with and within Airbus
  • The Airbus Cadet Code to monitor both technical and soft skills
  • Cadet Alumni network
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  • Renowned & fully standardised flight school members
  • Highly qualified flight instructors & experts
  • One single standard & programme worldwide
  • Modern fleet & latest generation training devices
  • Attractive campus, multicultural environment, training experience diversity
  • Growing training locations
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Pioneering your future
  • A fully Competency-based training & assessment (CBTA) focus on individuals
  • An EASA & Mexican DGAC based programme designed by Airbus
  • A progressive path in harmonised sequencing
  • An up-to-date approach incorporating the latest manufacturer's inputs, high safety standards in close relationship with authorities
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A unique guidance
  • Individual accompaniment all along the way: small teaching groups, reinforced pedagogical monitoring, referent instructor & dedicated team, assistance for funding, accommodation, passport visa, etc.
  • Customised solutions: InTake Licence, optional license conversion courses, according to your needs
Airbus Flight Academy - detailed cadet path: initial training, intermediate training, advanced training, integrated airline transport pilot license and competency-based training and assessment

 

As an Airbus Pilot Cadet, you will also benefit from exclusive options designed to ensure a successful training experience, to develop and maintain your competencies throughout; amongst:

  • Welcome package including iPad, logbook, uniform kits, goodies, etc.
  • Access to dedicated learning platforms (e.g e-ATPL for theoretical studies), latest technical inputs & pedagogical resources
  • Early aviation exposure, InTake Licence, training reinforcement, etc.
  • Access to Cadet Alumni network: assistance, forum, conferences, professional meetings, etc.
  • Customised training path: conversion courses, etc.
  • Full training provided in English

 

A CBTA*-based training designed to become operational step by step

We pioneer the latest training techniques to optimise the development of pilot fundamentals skills in a harmonised sequencing.

*Competency-Based Training and Assessment is an innovative approach focused on your individual abilities & needs, to assess & ensure you develop the right knowledge & skills to perform.

Discover how below:

 

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Given a successful completion of the Airbus Screening Assessment process, you will start the programme as a Cadet.

(7 weeks)

Discover, confirm & be prepared for your first solo flight.

After about 70 hours of ground training, 20 simulation & flight hours on Single-engine aircraft a last in-flight hour evaluation the Pilot confirmation will validate your potential to become an Airbus Cadet.

 (~33 weeks)

Acquire the essential basics

Approximately 750 hours of theoretical ATPL classroom training with qualified instructors, composed of:

  • Air Law 
  • Meteorology
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • General navigation 
  • Instrumentation
  • Radio navigation
  • Mass and balance 
  • Operational procedures
  • Performances
  • Principles of flight
  • Flight planning and monitoring 
  • Communications
  • Human Performances and Limitations

Completion of the theoretical ATP phase

 (~28 weeks)

Practice, practice and practice

Approximately 200 flight hours of practical training (simulation & flight) & 71 hours of ground school including:

  • Single Engine (SE) & Multi Engine (ME) training fully performed on a modern fleet, in Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) conditions
  • Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTD) latest generation
  • Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Visual Flight Rules & Instrument Rating Multi-Engine ground & flight training
  • Technical & Non technical skills monitoring 

Completion of the Airbus CPL VFR /IRME.

 (~3 weeks)

Be prepared for your Airline Pilot position

  • 12 days of classroom & flight simulation on a Flight Simulation Training Device such as Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulator (FFS)
  • High altitude operations and commercial jet performance handling
  • Multi-crew cockpit co-operations exposition to act as a First Officer (FO)

Completion of the Airbus integrated ATPL and the Airbus Cadet Code certification driven from screening to graduation


 

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