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10 New Instructor Pilot Jobs with AFTA Cork

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10 New Instructor Pilot Jobs with AFTA Cork

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 

10 New Instructor Pilot Jobs with AFTA Cork

Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA), a Cork based company, is to recruit 10 new highly skilled Instructor Pilots, and additional ground support staff, as a direct result of a new commercial agreement with Turkish Airlines.

AFTA has been contracted initially to train 20 Cadet Pilots annually and the first group of Turkish trainee pilots have recently commenced training at AFTA’s base at Cork airport.

General Manager at Turkish Airlines Ireland, Murat Balandi said, "Turkish Airlines will celebrate ten years in Ireland in 2016, and we are delighted that an Irish company has been chosen to train 20 of our new cadet pilots this year."

The Cadet Pilot Training agreement with Turkish Airlines, represents the first for an Irish company, which is regulated by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) under the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA) is an Enterprise Ireland supported company.

Mark Casey, CEO Atlantic Flight Training Academy and Head of Pilot Training, said: “Since our foundation in 1995, AFTA have trained over 1,800 high-calibre graduate pilots for global airlines, in our modern fleet of Cessna and Piper aircraft, as well as, investing in the latest flight training equipment, including state-of-the-art Boeing 737 NG and FNPT II fixed base simulators. We are delighted that our commitment to advanced cadet training and safety has been recognised by Turkish airlines through the signing this commercial agreement, and we look forward to helping these cadets progress and build their future careers with Turkish Airlines.

Mr. Simon Coveney, TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine and Defence, commented: – “Turkish Airlines have been operating flights from Dublin for a number of years and have become one of the world’s leading airlines, with a fleet of almost 300 aircraft. I am delighted that they have chosen the Atlantic Flight Training Academy to be one of their training providers.”

Source: Atlantic Flight Training Academy

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