Irish flight school wins prestigious contract to train pilots for one of the world’s leading private jet charter companies

An Irish flight school has won a prestigious contract to train pilots for one of the world’s leading private jet charter companies.

Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA) confirmed a new pilot training partnership with GlobeAir.

Under the terms of the agreement, AFTA will train cadets for future airline pilot careers in 2023/24.

As part of the training program, cadets receive flight instruction at AFTA operations in Cork and Waterford.

The AFTA is now considered one of the leading flight training academies in Europe and has trained over 2,300 pilots since its inception in 1995.

The Cork based company has also signed deals with some of the world’s leading airlines for pilot training including Ryanair, Air Astana, Pegasus Airlines, Emerald Airlines, Aer Lingus, EasyJet, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Cathay Pacific and many other leading airlines.

Under the new pilot training partnership between GlobeAir and AFTA, successful cadet students will fly AFTA’s next-generation glass cockpit Cessna 172 during the initial phase of flight training.

This is followed by the Diamond DA42 NG, B737 NG and 737-8200 simulators for the advanced phases.

GlobeAir CEO Bernhard Fragner said they were very pleased with the deal.

The private charter company has 50 percent of its target market and is Europe’s market leader in the entry-level private jet segment.

It has 160 employees, including 80 pilots, and the company generates about 96% of its turnover abroad.

“GlobeAir continues to look for innovative partnerships that will help us stay at the forefront of the private aviation sector,” he said.

“We carefully selected AFTA as our pilot training partner because of their high standards and commitment to excellence.

AFTA Director Mark Casey said they are very proud of the prestigious GlobeAir connection.

“Our new partnership with GlobeAir is a testament to AFTA’s track record of helping leading global airlines train their pilots to the highest possible EASA standards in a training environment designed to challenge and enhance their flying skills,” said he.

“AFTA will next year celebrate 28 years of training airline pilots in their careers and we look forward to the next 28 years as we grow the business on the world stage.”

The Irish Flight Academy is now one of the leading training centers for pilots in Europe and works closely with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

AFTA is primarily based at Cork Airport and operates a secondary training center at Waterford Airport.

AFTA also works closely with Munster Technology University (MTU) to offer students pursuing an honors primary degree through the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Global Business and Pilot Studies (BSc) and the BA (Hons) in International Business to be offered with the Aviation Studies program. Irish flight school wins prestigious contract to train pilots for one of the world’s leading private jet charter companies

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