All Volotea pilots to be trained by Airbus for next five years

European airline signs contract with Airbus as it pins fleet expansion on A319
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Barcelona-based airline Volotea has chosen Airbus to train all its pilots and has signed an exclusive five-year contract with the supplier.

The training, which will commence in January 2020, includes Type-Rating as well as long-term Recurrent training linked to Volotea's growing fleet of Airbus A319s, which will exceed 50 aircraft in 2023.

The organisation of the training plan is currently on-going, preparing for the start date next year.

Volotea’s trainees will have access to long-term use of Airbus’ full-flight simulators, located throughout Airbus’ Training Centre Network.

They will be taught by a pool of pilot instructors, drawn from both Airbus and Volotea.

The airline is initially inducting four of its pilot instructors into Airbus’ training regime, while in parallel, Airbus is aligning around 20 of its own instructors in collaboration with Volotea’s operational requirements.

As the airline progressively expands its A319 fleet, the size of the joint instructor pool is expected to increase.

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