Lagos - Arik Air, the region’s largest airline, is sending 40 student pilots to the Civil Aviation training facility in London for simulator assessment.
Passing the tests would pave way for full-time employment.
The 40 students were picked from over 130 applications received earlier in the year. A total of 58 students were successful and were further subjected to oral interview to pick the final 40 that is going for the assessment in the British capital.
According to Arik Air’s Acting Senior Vice President, Operations/Deputy Managing Director, Captain Ado Sanusi, the successful pilots after the assessment at CAE would be sent for initial type rating on the airline’s Boeing 737NG, CRJ900/1000 and Q400 fleet.
It is expected that Arik Air will spend more than US$ 2 million on the exercise.
The training of the pilots is expected to increase the number of pilots on the payroll of the airline.
Meanwhile, the airline will this month conduct another round of interviews for aircraft engineers.
The successful ones sent to Lufthansa Technik training facility, also in Europe.
– CAJ News