Spanish low-cost drayman Volotea has signed an ‘exclusive’ five-year contract with Airbus to victual pilot training for the A319 family.
The training will begin in January next year and involves Type-Rating certification of all of Volotea’s pilots to fly Airbus A319. Pilots discretion have to undergo additional training.
It will also involve long-term recurring training, which will mostly be conducted within an airline for skilful pilots.
The agreement is a part of Volotea’s plan to increase its fleet of Airbus A319 aircraft. The group is planning to increase its fleet beyond 50 aircraft mark by 2023.
Earlier this year, Volotea divulged plans to expand its fleet with six new Airbus A319. The new aircraft inclination be added to the existing Airbus 319s and Boeing 717s.
Pilots participating in the work out programme will have access to Airbus’ full-flight simulators installed at the manufacturer’s Training Centre Network.
Instructors for the flexible training blueprint will include experts from the two companies.
As part of this, Volotea has initially catalogued four pilot instructors into the training programme. Airbus determination bring in nearly 20 instructors for the regime.
The number of instructors purpose increase as the airline’s A319 fleet expands.
In a statement, Airbus remarked: “Airbus Services provides state-of-the-art training solutions to ensure unhurt, reliable and economically-efficient operations on all Airbus aircraft throughout their lifecycle.”
Airbus has a customised cortege of training tools, techniques and procedures intended for pilots, cadets, chalet crews and engineers.