Building on our long standing partnership, easyJet has selected CAE Oxford Aviation Academy as one of the launch partners for its new Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme.
Since 2004, CAE has been a preferred training supplier of the leading airline, covering a wide range of training programmes, including ab intio, type and recurrent training in addition to, pilot recruitment and resourcing services. In 2011, easyJet selected CAE Oxford Aviation Academy as its exclusive launch partner for its innovative Mentored Airline Pilot Programme for the award of the Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL). To date, CAE has selected, assessed, trained, type-rated and delivered more than 500 pilots through the easyJet MPL and Integrated ATPL programs.
Furthermore, CAE is proud to support easyJet in reaching their planned targets to increase their pilot population by 450 pilots this year and their objective to double the number of new female pilot recruits over the next two years via the easyJet Amy Johnson Flying Initiative.
The Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme is an innovative pilot training programme that for the first time, offers multiple training routes to become an easyJet pilot, via either a Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) or Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL).
Once selected by easyJet, aspiring pilots can follow one of four training routes, to reach their ultimate objective of becoming an easyJet co-pilot on an Airbus A320 aircraft.
easyJet is one of Europe's fastest growing airlines; carrying over 50 million passengers last year and serving more of Europe's top 100 routes than any other airline. In June 2013 easyJet announced the acquisition of 35 Current Generation A320 Aircraft for delivery between 2015 and 2017 and 100 New Generation A320neo Aircraft for delivery from 2017 until 2022 with options for a further 100 of the aircraft type. With these exciting expansion plans in place, easyJet acknowledges the need for a guaranteed supply of high quality pilots to be based across their European network in the next few years.