IndiGo partners with Chimes Aviation Academy for its flagship cadet pilot program

New Delhi: IndiGo, India’s leading carrier, is pleased to announce their partnership with Chimes Aviation Academy (CAA) to select and train ab-initio pilots as future Junior First Officers under the airline’s flagship training programme – Cadet Pilot Programme. The programme is designed to meet the airline’s fleet expansion and corresponding demand for pilots.

CAA is a fully India home-grown Aviation Training Organisation which has been training pilots since 2008. The IndiGo Cadet Pilot Program will be carried out at the CAA Flying School in Madhya Pradesh wherein the selected cadets will undergo a rigorous 4-month ground schooling at CAA in Dhana, followed by 10 months of flight training. Upon completion of training in Dhana, the cadets will proceed to an authorized Training Organization for the Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) and A320 Type Rating stage of training.

Mr. Y N Sharma, CEO and Promoter, Chimes Aviation Academy said “We at CAA are excited about the opportunity to partner IndiGo. We hope to be recognised as a suitable airline flying training institution, in India and the South East Asia Region”.

On the announcement, Capt. Ashim Mittra, Senior Vice President – Flight Operations at IndiGo said, “We are happy to introduce Chimes Aviation Academy as our newest partner to train career-oriented pilots for IndiGo’s flagship training module – Cadet Pilot Programme – an initiative that we believe is changing the airline industry in India and providing aspiring pilots with a life-changing opportunity. This partnership is a testimony to our commitment to establish a steady flow of confident and skilled air pilots over the foreseeable future”.

The CAA-IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme will cater to individuals with no previous flying experience, and who would like to make their careers as a pilot with IndiGo. This program will consist of Ground School training to appear for the DGCA and WPC exams, Flying and Type Rating training for the cadets over a comprehensive full-time 20-month Program which includes DGCA documentation and endorsements. To learn more about this partnership and the program, interested personnel can log into