Cebu Pacific and Flight Training Adelaide launch pilot training due to ‘overwhelming response’

    Cebu Pacific launched (24-Oct-2017) a cadet pilot training programme in partnership with Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) to address the airline’s expansion requirements over the next five years. The 56 week integrated flying training, flight theory and education course will create 240 commercial pilots who will join the carrier as first officers. The airline will send three batches of cadets p/a and select 16 candidates per batch. The programme is open to Filipinos who are college graduates. The first batch will commence the programme by the beginning of 2018. The entire programme will be financed by Cebu Pacific, which will invest USD25 million in the programme over five years, and successful graduates will pay for the programme through salary deduction over a maximum of 10 years. Due to the “overwhelming response” to the programme and “unprecedented traffic” on its website, FTA temporarily shut down the official website for the programme to enable infrastructure upgrades to increase the capacity of the website. [more – original PR] [more – original PR – II]