FTEJerez and Aer Lingus have worked closely together since FTEJerez moved from Prestwick to Spain in 1999. Then, FTEJerez trained over 40 students (courses 4, 6, 7 and 9) and was the last school to have effectively trained ab initio pilots for Aer Lingus.
In 2012, FTEJerez was selected once again by Aer Lingus as their exclusive flight training provider, with a number of sponsored cadets and self-sponsored FTEJerez students now flying for the Irish flag carrier as first officers.
At Aer Lingus we believe that the highest standard of ab initio flight training is crucial in developing a pilot for the demands of airline operations. We have had an association with FTEJerez since our Cadet Pilot programme in 2000 and after a break of a number of years, recommenced this programme in 2012. FTEJerez continues to deliver the highest standards of training and care for our Cadets as they prepare for life in the world of commercial aviation."Capt. John Kelly Director of Flight Operations
FTEJerez is proud to deliver the ab initio training of Air Astana’s trainee cadet pilots since 2013.
Air Astana is the main airline and the flag carrier of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with its headquarters in Almaty. Today the airline operates a fleet of 26 aircraft with close to 50 domestic and international routes and employing more than 3,500 staff. Air Astana has placed orders for purchasing Boeing 787, Boeing 767, Airbus A320 and Embraer 190 aircraft that will expand their fleet up to 33 aircraft by the end of 2016 and up to 43 aircraft by 2020.
Due to rapid growth in recent years, we at Air Astana have relied on outside flight training partners to prepare, train, and meet our goal of providing only the highest quality pilots for our airline. FTEJerez has been instrumental in helping us achieve this goal. FTEJerez has been able to consistently maintain the high quality standards that we demand here at Air Astana. But they are more than a service provider... we see them as a true partner. Their professionalism and dedication to the highest of aviation training standards, helped us build the solid foundation needed to fuel the continued growth and success of our airline well into the future.”Capt. Filippos Siakkas Director of Operational Training
For many years now, FTEJerez has been chosen as the training provider for BA CityFlyer. In July 2012, BA CityFlyer selected FTEJerez to launch their Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) programme to train their future pilots. This training programme extends this longstanding relationship which has resulted in a large number of FTEJerez graduates, both self-sponsored and mentored, today flying with the airline.
BA CityFlyer’s partnership with FTEJerez provides us with well-motivated, highly trained graduates that fly our modern fleet of Embraer Aircraft. We are delighted to continue the MPL scheme with FTEJerez, as both companies strengthen their longstanding relationship."Capt. Steve Cook Director Flight Operations
FTEJerez has been associated with British Airways for more than 20 years. Prior to September 2001, FTEJerez provided ab-initio pilot training for British Airways’ Trainee Entry Pilot scheme. FTEJerez is proud to once again have been chosen by BA in 2012 as one of its cadet pilot training providers for the BA Future Pilot Programme.
British Airways has had a long and successful relationship with FTEJerez for many years, and we are delighted that once again they have provided training to our cadet pilots. FTEJerez's experience, facilities, and enviable location in the heart of Andalusia make for a unique flight training experience that we know our cadet pilots are enjoying very much."Capt. Lindsay Craig Manager Pilot Recruitment
In February 2016, FTEJerez was selected by easyJet to provide top-end pilot graduates to be the future First Officers and Captains of the airline. By means of this new partnership, easyJet assess and recruit FTEJerez students & graduates at the FTECampus, with a view to offering opportunities with the airline.
We are excited to be partnering with FTEJerez. We see this commitment as an integral part of our long term strategy to turn Europe Orange as we increase our network, our crew bases and training facilities within mainland Europe."Brian Tyrell Head of Flight Operations
Emirates are renowned as a fast-growing international airline with one of the youngest fleets in the sky and more than 400 awards for excellence worldwide. With such a quality background, FTEJerez is honoured to have been selected by Emirates to provide training to their future pilots through its national cadet programme.
The decision to select FTEJerez for preparation of its new generation of pilots came after a rigorous selection process, which included many of Europe’s finest ATO’s. FTEJerez’s success reinforces its reputation as the premier airline training establishment in Europe and adds Emirates to our impressive list of quality airline customers.
FTEJerez's training association with Flybe started in 2006, with the establishment of the first airline mentoring scheme within the pilot training industry.
FTEJerez and Flybe have partnered taking the lead to provide the first MPL course under the approval of the UK CAA. This first MPL course started training in June 2009. FTEJerez is currently delivering ab-initio training to a large number of mentored and partially sponsored students from Flybe.
FTEJerez is also a Flybe approved provider of self-sponsored cadets and to date a large number of them are flying with the airline.
Flybe has long recognised the advantages gained by working closely with Flight Training Organisations to recruit pilots trained to the requirements of a demanding high frequency, short haul operation. Flight Training Europe has proved that it can readily identify the required qualities and has consistently provided pilots to Flybe who meet these exacting standards. Flybe also recognises FTEJerez's innovation and forward planning such that we have reached agreement to run the UK's first training course as a partner leading to the award of a Multi Pilot Licence."Ian Baston Director of Flight Operations
The commencement of FTEJerez’s relationship with MEA started in 2005 and to date, except for the most senior training captains, every single MEA pilot has trained at FTEJerez. It is anticipated that this partnership will last for many years to come.
We at MEA have chosen very well. From FTEJerez we not only receive excellent support in the selection of the students but also the training is of the highest standard. My job as a type rating examiner for MEA is made very easy by the quality of our young graduates from the school."Tarek Dabbous Training Captain
In 2013, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman restated its commitment to recruit Omani pilots by publishing detailed eligibility criteria. As a result, Oman Air selected FTEJerez as an official training provider.
Candidates wishing to train at FTEJerez must undergo the FTEJerez assessment tests at our campus in Jerez. In addition, they must be Omani nationals not exceeding 26 years old and with minimum educational achievements of General Diploma/Secondary School Certificate, including marks of not less than 80% in mathematics, physics and English language.
After completion of the ‘Airline First Officer Programme’, all applicants will have to pass the Oman Air assessment Process in order to join the airline.
Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, flying to over 90 leisure and business destinations across six different continents. FTEJerez provided training to the 5-star airline’s National Cadet Programme and Part Sponsored cadets. In addition, many self-sponsored FTEJerez graduates are now working for the airline as first officers.
I graduated as a self sponsored cadet from FTEJerez Nov'09. FTEJerez not only gave me a great training but also helped me secure employment with Qatar Airways just 4 months after graduation. Since then, I have enjoyed flying wide-bodied Airbus and Boeing 777 for one of the best airlines in the world."Jaime Peña First Officer
Thomas Cook is one of the best-known names in the travel industry. FTEJerez has been selected to train Thomas Cook’s part sponsored cadets adding yet another premium European airline to our quality list of airline partners.
Volotea is one of Europe’s young and fast growing airlines, currently serving 52 destinations around Europe.
FTEJerez is proud to be in partnership with Barcelona-based Volotea since late 2012, with the first selected graduates having joined the airline to commence line training in February 2013.
In 2014, Volotea extended its partnership with FTEJerez by means of a Mentored Pilot Scheme to train the Airline's future captains.
We are very happy to extend our cooperation with one of the global leaders in aviation training. The joint FTEJerez and Volotea cadet pilot programme reinforces our commitment to maintain a continuous growth based on high quality pilots.”Captain Gianfranco Giacchetti Director of Flight Operations
Vueling is one of Europe’s most dynamic and fast-growing airlines, currently serving more than 100 destinations around Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
In 2012, FTEJerez was chosen by Vueling to provide the airline with graduates for employment as first officers, becoming the first Spanish-based airline to have contracted FTEJerez as an official provider. With this agreement, FTEJerez cadets with an outstanding academic background have had the opportunity to start their flying career with this successful European airline.