IndiGo continues to make flying career aspiring; Launches another Cadet Pilot Program in partnership with Flight Training Adelaide

New Delhi: IndiGo, India’s largest low cost airline, today announced a two year renewable partnership with Flight Training Adelaide, Australia (FTA) to provide training to ab initio pilot cadets at their flight school at Parafield Airport in South Australia. This partnership was announced at two seminars held in April this year.

Speaking on this partnership, Mr. Johan Pienaar, CEO, FTA, “IndiGo is our latest airline partner. We are looking forward to extending our relationship with the airline, and more importantly, to offer a high quality, fit-for-purpose training program to facilitate the employment of a First Officer with IndiGo.”

IndiGo has been working closely with some of the world’s best ab-initio flight training establishments and lately has chosen Flight Training Adelaide, Australia (FTA) to partner with to select and train suitable candidates to rise to the highest standards expected of a young pilot joining IndiGo. Mentored by IndiGo, successful candidates will achieve a dual CASA and Indian DGCA license and upon graduation will return to India for flight license conversion before the opportunity to launch on a flying career as a Junior First Officer (JFO) with IndiGo.

FTA has extensive experience in delivering airline cadet pilot training to airlines worldwide over the last 33 years. FTA is the current training provider for Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Government Flying Service, TAG Aviation, Vietnam Airlines, QantasLink and Virgin Australia.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Aditya Ghosh, President and Whole-time Director, IndiGo said, “We are delighted to partner with FTA. Since our inception, we have endeavored to tap the best talent in the industry. By ensuring that these talented cadets are exposed to the best pilot training at FTA’s world-class facilities in Australia, we will have continued access to a pool of highly skilled aviators well into the future.”

In 2011, IndiGo joined hands with CAE to provide training to ab initio pilot cadets at the CAE Global Academy Gondia, India and CAE type-rating training centres. And in 2016, IndiGo signed with CTC Aviation, a renowned world class ab-initio training provider. With CTC our cadets train at their professionally managed facilities in Hamilton, New Zealand

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