Posted on: 25 September 2013 by Mark Howells
Jeppesen is teaming with a number of pilot training centres around the world to provide ab initio pilot training.
The pilot training programme is the first step in a comprehensive Boeing flight training programme that will advance student pilots through several stages of training from inexperienced newcomers to becoming licensed commercial pilots.
As part of the Boeing Flight Services portfolio, the Jeppesen ab initio programme prepares the student for the jet bridge training delivered by Boeing. This gives students the advantage of a single source of training to move from cadet to jet pilot with the most respected companies in aviation.
“With the growing near-term demand for aviation personnel the industry needs a strong training programme to provide the proper foundation for a dynamic new generation of pilots and technicians,” remarked Sherry Carbary, vice-president, Boeing Flight Services. “The Jeppesen ab initio pilot training programme establishes the first step of the pilot development process and builds on the Boeing and Jeppesen expertise in aviation training to offer customers the advantage of a full-service platform for student training and career development.”
Jeppesen is working with leading international airlines to incorporate airline-oriented elements into an ab initio curriculum.