RIGA - On December 19, 2017, Latvian airline airBaltic hosted the first Open Day initiative for candidates who are interested to apply to join the airline’s newly established Pilot Academy at airBalticTraining. The event was visited by over 200 interested individuals from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. During the event, all attendees had the opportunity to get information about the airBalticTraining Pilot Academy, its programme and to consult with airBalticTraining Pilot Academy representatives.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are happy to see so much interest from people already in the first week of the application process. This brand new education programme is a great opportunity for all who wish to pursue a career in aviation by becoming pilots in two years. This is a unique education programme that was not available in the Baltics before – we offer high-calibre pilot training, which will lead to employment as an airBaltic pilot.”
As informed previously, the application process for the first academic year will end on January 8, 2018. Persons selected will be the first class of students of the professional airline pilot training programme and will become airBaltic pilots upon completion of the programme in about two years from now. At the beginning airBaltic is planning to educate 20 pilots per year. airBalticTraining Pilot Academy is planning to start the first academic year in March, 2018 with the theoretical training courses. For more information and applications, please visit: http://airbaltictraining.com/pilotacademy/en/ .
airBalticTraining, a subsidiary of airBaltic, is a training facility offering a wide range of aviation training services in its modern and purpose-built training centre in Riga, Latvia. It was established in 2010 and since then each year provides training to approximately 3000 professionals from across the world – more than 1 500 pilots, almost 1 000 cabin crew members and several hundred of ground handlers, cargo agents, security personnel and others.