Monday, 16 April 2018

airBaltic Pilot Academy’s First Students Start Studies

The Latvian airline airBaltic today, launched its newly established Pilot Academy at airBalticTraining with the first group of 12 students starting their studies in order to become future airBaltic pilots.  The full-time programme is scheduled to be completed in two years.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “It is a historic day not only for the students but also for airBaltic. Launching our own Pilot Academy has been a major step in securing that more Baltic pilots will join our airline in the future.”

Pauls Cālītis, airBaltic SVP Flight Operations: “We are the first to receive certification for the Integrated Airline Transport Pilot course in Latvia. New training aircraft are ordered and studies have begun.  Going forward, we will continue to deliver the most modern and professional education to our students. airBalticTraining Pilot Academy is the only programme to offer high calibre pilot training, which will lead to employment as an airBaltic pilot. We are proud to create this unique opportunity for Latvians and our Baltic neighbours.”

The application process for the fall group of airBalticTraining Pilot Academy will begin in June 2018. For more information and applications, please visit: http://airbaltictraining.com/pilotacademy/en/ .

In February, airBalticTraining ordered three single-engine DA40 NG training aircraft and one twin-engine DA42-VI training aircraft from Diamond Aircraft for the airline’s newly established Pilot Academy at airBalticTraining with the option of adding another eleven planes from Diamond. In addition, airBalticTraining has also ordered a DSIM flight training simulator. Deliveries of the aircraft are expected to begin in May 2018.
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