Monday, June 26, 2023

Skyborne celebrates IndiGo trainees’ inaugural graduation

The partnership between Skyborne and IndiGo sees trainees undergo 12 months of US FAA 141 commercial pilot training in Vero Beach, Florida; before returning to India to convert their US FAA licence to an Indian DGCA licence and finishing with combined MCC and A320 type rating in Abu Dhabi.   

Lee Woodward, CEO of Skyborne says: “It is our privilege to see 77 bright trainees graduate as resilient and highly sought-after Second Officers. We are proud that amidst uncertainty, our promise of quality, through the best education and experience possible, has and will continue to support our graduates in their pathways to becoming successful pilots for India’s leading airline.”   

The 18-month programme enables selected trainees to train for a US FAA and Indian DGCA Commercial Pilots Licence and Airbus A320 Type Rating, before advancing into employment and flying the line as a Junior First Officer with IndiGo.   

IndiGo’s Captain Ashim Mittra, Senior Vice President - Flight Operations, says: “In India, there is demand for type-rated pilots. Today, through our partnership with Skyborne, we are delighted to meet those demands and grow our pool of well-trained Junior First Officers.”   

26/06/2023 Times Aerospace

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