Volotea signs pilot training deal with FTEJerez

FTEJerez’s academy has been chosen by Volotea to train the airline's cadet pilots.

This agreement follows on from the deal between Volotea and FTEJerez that was concluded in October 2012 which saw the training academy periodically provide the airline with a number of FTEJerez graduates.

In terms of this agreement, signed in Barcelona this week by Volotea's director of operations, Captain Gianfranco Giacchetti and FTEJerez CEO Oscar Sordo, the first group of six self-sponsored cadet pilots will begin their training in Jerez in October 2014. The young cadet pilots and future Volotea captains will be jointly selected by FTEJerez and Volotea over the next few weeks and should be ready to commence their role with Volotea around April 2016.

Once they start their pilot training course in Jerez the cadets’ progress will be closely monitored by a designated Volotea liaison pilot.

“We are very happy to extend our co-operation with one of the global leaders in aviation training,” commented Giacchetti. “The joint FTEJerez and Volotea cadet pilot programme reinforces our commitment to maintain a continuous growth based on high quality pilots.”

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