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
Since 2017, Air Dolomiti has worked with FTEJerez in the recruitment of AFOP graduates. By means of this partnership, senior training staff visit the FTECampus periodically to inform the student population of the career opportunities at Air Dolomiti, and assess FTE’s Italian-speaking cadets at their headquarters in Verona. Since the beginning of this partnership, a number of Italian FTEJerez graduates have enrolled as first officers on the airline’s fleet of Embraer jets.
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 was proud to be chosen once again by BA in 2012 as one of its cadet pilot training providers for the BA Future Pilot Programme.
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 Former 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 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.
Fostering a good relationship with any Flight Training Organisation is imperative to an organisation such as Flybe. There is a requirement for quality trained cadet pilots not only to just meet the exacting standards of Flybe, but to be able to fulfil the diverse, demanding and high frequency schedule offered by Flybe to the travelling public safely and effectively. Continuing the long-standing relationship with FTEJerez, who have consistently met the needs of the airline in both quality of candidates but also demand, is a priority for us. Flybe also recognises FTE's innovation and forward planning such that we reached agreement to run the UK's first training course as a partner leading to the award of a Multi-Pilot Licence."Chris Coney-Jones Director of Flight Operations
Established in 1927 and serving over a hundred destinations across 48 countries, Iberia is Spain’s flag-carrier and the leading airline between Europe and Latin America.
In November 2017, Iberia appointed FTEJerez as the official flight training provider of the airline’s Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme, the Iberia AFOP.
One of Iberia’s most distinguishing values is that we have always taken pride in counting on the most well-prepared professionals in the industry. As we wish to continue doing so in the future, the quality of training provided by FTEJerez ensures the exacting standards that Iberia demands."Jorge Vilar Head of Training
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.
In April 2016, FTEJerez was selected by OSM Aviation to provide their client Norwegian with top-end pilot graduates to be the future First Officers and Captains of the airline. This partnership has seen a significant number of FTEJerez cadets join the ranks of one of Europe's leading low-cost airlines.
Furthermore, in March 2017, FTEJerez was proud to announce the first joint OSM/FTEJerez Mentored Cadet Pilot Programme.
FTEJerez has undergone OSM Aviation’s compliance and best practice audit and has qualified for training cadets to enter OSM Aviation and fly for our largest client Norwegian after graduating. Through our partnership with FTEJerez we wish to ensure the continued availability of professional well-trained pilots for Norwegian and their Boeing 737 fleet."Lise Lunding Director Training
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 Former Director of Flight Operations
Vueling is one of Europe’s most dynamic and fast-growing airlines, currently serving more than 130 destinations across 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. Furthermore, in March 2017 FTEJerez was selected to deliver ICAO Aviation Language Proficiency tests in English and Spanish to Vueling's pilots.
In October 2018, FTEJerez was once again selected by Vueling as the launch partner for the Vueling MAPS, the first MPL mentored cadet programme ever delivered under the Spanish authority, AESA.
The fundamental principle on which Vueling Airlines sustains its operation is flight safety, which is determined, to a large extent, by the high standard training we require from our pilots. FTEJerez provides us with the certainty of their commitment to quality ab initio training, which allows us to rely on the best professionals in the sector.”Captain Alberto Hernández Guerrero Head of Crew Training