Posted on: 02 December 2014 by Ross McSweeny
flydubai and Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) have entered a long-term pilot training agreement allowing low-hour commercial pilots (with less than 1,500 flight hours) to become type-rated on Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
“flydubai pilots have trained solely with ECFT since the airline’s beginning. The trademark of ECFT’s training is defined by high-quality,” remarked Kenneth Gile, COO of flydubai. “With our focus on safety and passenger confidence, we seek to hire the best talent in the industry and have chosen ECFT as a trusted partner to help us find qualified pilots to join our team of passionate and dedicated people.
When pilots have completed the ECFT training programme, they will be eligible to apply for vacancies at flydubai, after which they may be invited to undergo an evaluation and interview process.
“Identifying and training qualified pilot candidates for growing airlines such as flydubai is an important element of the portfolio of products and services CAE offers to airlines,” commented Walter Visser, MD of ECFT. “Our mission is to be the training partner of choice for our customers and this programme is another example of how we work with our customers to cater to their specific training needs. Our instructional programmes use innovative methodologies and best-in-class instructors to ensure the safety and efficiency of our customer operations.”
The agreement comes in response to the growing aviation industry in the Middle East, with the training currently offered at both the Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) centre and the Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) facility.
To qualify for the training, pilots must be between the age of 20 and 30, hold a valid 1st Class Medical and have a commercial pilot licence, IR multi engine with MCC or Frozen ATPL with a good educational background specifically in English, physics and mathematics, with a minimum of 220 flying hours.