Published on : Tuesday, July 23, 2019
To ensure the low-cost carrier continues to attract highly trained professional pilots to support its continued growth across Europe Ryanair has announced a new training partnership with Polish-based international flight, Bartolini Air.
Trainee pilots will get a structures path to achieve their pilot license through the new 18 months intensive training programme. It will help them reach standard when they will join the the Ryanair Boeing 737 type-rating programme.
Bartolini Air instructors will use Ryanair procedures for trainee pilots as they will take the first step towards becoming a Ryanair pilots.
More than 300 new pilots from across Europe will be recruited and trained by Bartolini Air in Lodz and Olsztyn-Mazury Airports in a couple of years.
Ryanair director of flight operations, Neal McMahon, said that Ryanair is pleased to announce this training partnership with Bartolini Air, which has an impressive track record in training top-class pilots to the highest standards.
The new training programme with Bartolini Air is Ryanair’s only mentored pilot programme in central and Eastern Europe.After crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, Ryanair was grounded and now will offer training on the Boeing 737 Max.
Ryanair is known to have 12 pilot bases across the region and five bases in Poland.
Bartłomiej Walas, president of Bartolini Air said that Bartolini Air is one of the largest aviation training centres in central Europe. Bartolini Air is training these future Ryanair pilots at their training bases at Lodz and Olsztyn-Mazury Airports.
More than 1,500 pilots from 56 countries have been trained and many of them are working at Ryanair.