Ryanair has introduced a significant new coaching partnership with Cork-based worldwide flight faculty, Atlantic Flight Coaching Academy, to ship a brand new mentored pilot programme.
An Tánaiste, simon coveney, formally launched the partnership in Cork, which is able to guarantee Ryanair continues to draw extremely educated skilled pilots to help its continued development throughout Europe, and which is able to create 50 new jobs.
Coveney stated: “Ryanair is one in every of Eire’s world class enterprise successes and this announcement confirming the subsequent technology of Ryanair pilots might be educated in Cork is a most welcome one.
“I hope many might be based mostly in Cork after they qualify to fly on the brand new routes introduced from Cork Airport.
“Atlantic Flight Coaching Academy has additionally established itself as an trade chief in coaching and this announcement confirms that. Lastly, to the 450 trainees who will launch their careers from right here, I want you each success.”
This new 16-month intensive coaching programme offers trainee pilots a structured path to attain their pilot licence and attain a regular the place they’re prepared to affix the Ryanair Boeing 737 type-rating programme.
Trainee pilots on the programme might be educated by AFTA instructors utilizing Ryanair procedures as they take their first steps in direction of changing into Ryanair pilots and over the subsequent 5 years, as much as 450 new pilots from throughout Europe might be recruited and educated by AFTA in Cork, underlining AFTA’s international place within the pilot coaching market.
Ryanair chief advertising, Kenny Jacobs, stated: “Ryanair is happy to announce this coaching partnership with AFTA which has a powerful monitor document in coaching top-class pilots to the very best requirements.
“We’re additionally launching our Cork summer season 2019 schedule, our greatest ever, with 16 routes together with 4 thrilling new routes to Budapest, London Luton, Malta and Poznan, additional cementing our dedication to Cork and the Munster area.”