Tiger prepares pilot training base

first_imgTiger Airways has released plans to set up a new Cadet Pilot training programme, enabling pilots to receive qualifications tailored to the carrier’s requirements.The programme expected to launch before the end of this year, will allow up to 100 new pilots to learn airmanship, safety management, airline economics and fuel efficiency procedures, Asia Travel Tips reported.“While we continue to attract significant numbers of qualified pilots from other airlines, we believe that the time is now right to plan the launch of our own tailor made Cadet Pilot training programme, to be operated in conjunction with a major aviation training establishment,” Tiger Airways Holding group chief executive Tony Davis said.   “Tiger Airways will be growing its fleet to almost 70 aircraft by 2015, and the Cadet Pilot training programme will provide a significant number of the pilots required to operate these new aircraft.”According to the source, the airline is yet to decide on the location of the training base, however, Singapore and Australia are among the options. Tiger currently employs up to 240 pilots and has a fleet of up to 24 Airbus A320 aircraft. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more