Austrain Airlines said to offer pilot training to more the 100 students/trainees to be employed in the airline. According to Austrain Airlines, on 9 May, 2018, 20 pilot trainees started their training to become pilots for Austrian Airlines. The airline still has room for 34 people for the courses in August and November, and room for 96 future pilots for the training beginning in 2019.
The call for applications targets women and men without any previous experience as pilots (so-called “ab initios”). The training of a pilot lasts for two years and costs about EUR 100,000. The entry into this attractive profession should be facilitated from now on thanks to a new financing model.
Austrian Airlines now offers a lower repayment amount for the pilot training, means, pilots will only have to assume costs of EUR 40,000 over a period of ten years. The company itself will now bear the majority of the costs.
The candidates applying for the programme should have the following requirements.
1 EU citizenship, 2.Secondary school leaving certificate, 3.Secondary school vocational certificate, or the subject-related university entrance qualification of the country of origin. 4.Candidates should be at least 165 cm tall and have an unrestricted passport. 5.Should have a very good command of written and spoken German and English. 6.People wearing glasses or contact lenses may only have maximum of +/- 3.0 diopter lenses.
More information is available to potential applicants at www.austrianpilot.at.
Austrian Airlines currently employs about 7,000 people, including 1,200 pilots.
The fleet consists of 83 aircraft, including twelve long-haul planes (Boeing 767 and 777) and a total of 71 short-haul and medium-haul aircraft (Bombardier Dash 8-400, Embraer 195 and Airbus 320F jets).