Integrated cadet pilot programme set up by ATR and ENAC

ATR, in partnership with ENAC (French National School of Civil Aviation), has announced a new 24-month, pilot training programme which will recruit cadet pilots and offer a syllabus in compliance with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations.

ATR and ENAC says that by creating new synergies between initial and advanced training, they will meet more effectively the market’s pilot needs, especially in rapidly growing areas. The new offer is intended for long-standing ATR operators looking for a comprehensive solution and new emerging operators in search of qualified pilots.

Since signing a Memorandum of Understanding in June 2015, ENAC and ATR have developed – and are planning to market – several joint offers, such as modular training courses to prepare pilots for ATR Type Rating.

“This new initiative is at the heart of our ambition. ENAC, the top aviation school in Europe, supports French companies in their international expansion,” explained Philippe Crébassa, deputy director of ENAC. “With ATR, we will deploy together new tools in order to better train pilots and accompany the growth of air traffic.”

Christian Commissaire, director of ATR’s training centre, added, “This partnership with ENAC allows us to offer comprehensive, best-in-class training for ATR pilots. We are partnering with a global expert to meet the development needs of our customers who often struggle to recruit qualified pilots.”

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