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‘Pilot Runway’ financed training programme to take off

photo_camera Training programme to get more recruits into the industry

ACMI provider Avia Solutions Group, has announced a financed training programme with a job guarantee. The program will be run in partnership with the Group’s Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance companies, starting with Avion Express.

The scheme, known as Pilot Runway, will be run via its subsidiary BAA Training.

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Pilot Runway’s students will follow the Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) programme, which provides extensive experience in piloting Airbus or Boeing aircraft. Upon graduation, students will receive the globally recognized EASA Pilot License, which is valid in Europe and beyond. They will also be guaranteed a job at one of the biggest ACMI airlines operated by Avia Solutions Group. Prospective students will be offered partial funding covering a substantial part of the tuition fees, whereas specific airlines will offer the necessary loans to cover the remaining study costs. Several years ago, BAA already tested this kind of project in one of the regions it is operating in.

Jonas Janukenas, CEO of Avia Solutions Group, comments that the new programme will first serve the needs existing inside the Group itself: “As the largest ACMI provider, every bout of expansion brings our demand for qualified pilots up. However, the program will train pilots not only for group companies, but also for external airlines, as the shortage of these specialists is felt throughout the aviation industry.”


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