FTEJerez has been appointed by Air Europa Express as the official flight training provider of the airline’s future pilots.

With the announcement, Air Europa Express is launching its first ever mentored airline pilot training programme. Selected candidates are scheduled to commence their training at FTEJerez during 2019 and on successful completion of their ATPL course, they will transition to a first officer role with the airline.

Air Europa Express is a Spanish regional carrier and a subsidiary of Globalia, which is also the owner of Air Europa. Air Europa Express launched service operations on January 2016, with a three times daily Valencia-Madrid service via Palma.

Air Europa Express currently operates a fleet of 16 aircraft, 5 ATR-72 500s and 11 Embraer ERJ 195-LRs.

Following the announcement, FTEJerez CEO, Oscar Sordo, said, “We are extremely proud of Air Europa Express’ decision to entrust FTEJerez with the training of the airline’s next generation first officers and future captains.

“We also view the airline’s choice of FTEJerez as fitting recognition of our track record in the pilot training industry and the milestones we have achieved over the past three decades. In the months and years to come, we look forward to build on the trust and existing good relationship between Air Europa Express and FTEJerez.”

Toni Gimeno, CEO of Air Europa Express, said:  “We have recently been selected as the most efficient regional airline in Europe and this recognition has only been possible because we always select the best professional for each division of the company. This is why we entrust the future of our pilots to FTEJerez, due to the excellent training they provide to every single one of their students”.

To be eligible for this scheme candidates must hold secondary level qualifications (Bachillerato, A-Levels, IB and equivalents) speak Spanish at an ICAO 6 or C2 level and have at least an ICAO 4 or B2 English proficiency. Successful candidates will be joining trainee pilots from airlines such as Aer Lingus, Iberia, Thomas Cook, Vueling, BA CityFlyer and more.

The scheme opened for applications on 4 February. Further details and the application can be found at www.ftejerez.com/aireuropaexpress