Posted on: 10 September 2014 by Mark Howells
The ST Aerospace Academy (STAA) has presented nine Tigerair cadet pilots with graduation certificates following their completion of the academy’s Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL) programme.
The MPL curriculum engaged the Tigerair cadets in a multi-crew co-operation environment from the start of the course, during which they attended ground school and flight training in Singapore and Ballarat, Australia between 2012 and 2014.
"The partnership with STAA first started in 2009, where we collaborated with CAAS to develop the MPL beta programme in Singapore. The strong support we received as well as the high quality of the cadet pilots, who are fully capable and competent in handling modern airline operations safely and efficiently, led us to further extend the MPL programme to other cadets,” remarked Eugene Antoni, Tigerair’s director of flight operations. “We’re very pleased to have this new cohort of MPL cadet pilots on board and we are certain they will be stellar additions to Tigerair.”These MPL-qualified Tigerair cadet pilots will now become Junior First Officers, joining the six First Officers who partook in the STAA’s beta programme and are now operating the airline’s Airbus A320 aircraft on revenue flights.