Airlines operating Embraer E-jets and looking to stay ahead of the looming pilot shortage have a proven, professional training option.
A training partnership between FlightSafety and Embraer allows airlines to direct promising pilot candidates to FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida, for an intensive, comprehensive training program.
The collaborative program avoids the gaps and eliminates overlaps that can extend total training time and increase costs.
Specifically designed for first officer candidates who have no flying experience, the training takes place in three phases.
PHASE 1 – Ab Initio training at FlightSafety Academy. Graduates of this phase earn their private pilot license, multiengine rating, instrument rating and commercial/multiengine certification.
PHASE 2 – Jet transition training for pilots with little or no jet experience. This phase prepares candidates for the commercial jet environment and entry into a jet type-rating course.
PHASE 3 – Embraer 170/190 type rating, with ground school and simulator training. Ground school uses FlightSafety’s MATRIX system to help pilots master airplane systems, systems integration and procedures. Full flight simulator sessions cover crucial flight deck skills, including flight check and flight maneuvers.
FlightSafety Academy cadets have access to a fleet of more than 90 single- and twin-engine aircraft. And the location on Florida’s sunny east coast means year-round training. The full-service campus offers direct flight line access; on-site accommodations; and a full complement of classrooms, administrative offices, and aircraft maintenance hangars.
The collaborative program allows airlines to either hire individuals to experience all three phases or review and hire available cadets who have completed phase one.