CAE is very proud to have been selected as the training partner of choice of Jet Airways’ first cadet pilot programme.
CAE and Jet Airways share a relationship that spans over a decade, with the provision of Boeing 737NG pilot training as well as maintenance support services at CAE’s Bengaluru training centre. Jet Airways currently owns four CAE-built full-flight simulators, including one Airbus A330 FFS, two Boeing 737NG and one Boeing 777-300ER FFS. The six-bay CAE Training Centre is located near the Bengaluru International Airport at Devanahalli.
Operational since late 2008, it is the first non-airline training centre to earn approval as a Fixed-Wing Type Rating Training Organisation (TRTO) by India’s DGCA.
The unique Jet Airways Cadet Pilot Programme is specifically designed for individuals with no previous flying experience who would like to embark on a career as a pilot.
The Jet Airways Cadet Pilot Programme is split into two primary stages:
Phase 1: Flight Training : CPL, MEIR, UPRT
This phase provides cadets with the training required to obtain a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with a Multi-Engine Instrument rating (MEIR), and to complete the required Multi-Engine piloting experience.
Once the selection criteria are met, the Academy will manage visa documentation for the United States. Cadets will induct at the CAE academy in Phoenix to begin their ab-initio flight training for the CPL, MEIR and the Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).
Upon completion of their CPL training in the US, the cadets will transfer to CAE’s academy in India, where they will undertake the DGCA theoretical knowledge ground school, ground exams and required conversion flights for the DGCA licensing.
Phase 2: Boeing 737 Type Rating
Once the cadets have obtained their CPL, they move on to the Type Rating (TR) training phase to qualify as a Co-pilot on the Boeing 737 aircraft. Type rating training will be conducted at one of CAE’s training centres in India.
The duration of the CPL training is planned at 18 months, which comprises 12.5 months in the United States for flight school and UPRT training, 3 months of ground school in India for the theoretical knowledge training and a further 2 weeks of license conversion training at the Gondia campus upon return from the US. The Boeing 737 Type Rating is planned at an additional 2.5 months.
However, DGCA licensing, scheduling, cadet performance, weather, and any other delays can extend the duration of the cadet programme.
|Jet Airways Cadet Pilot Programme: Commercial Pilot License (CPL) and Boeing 737 Type Rating||USD $128,035|
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Selection Phase 1: CAE Aircrew Selection System (CASS)
Candidates will perform two online profiling tests before presenting themselves at the CAE Assessment Centre in Gurgaon, Delhi for an interview, physical assessment, psychometric test and a debriefing session.
Selection Phase 2:
Applicants who are successful in Selection during Phase 1 will be invited to attend the Selection Phase 2 with Jet Airways.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for the Jet Airways Cadet Pilot Programme:
* If an applicant has graduated with physics and math or engineering with an aggregate score of 55% or more, the eligibility criterion of 12th with an aggregate score of 55% in Physics, Mathematics and English can be overlooked.
** Candidates not possessing an Indian Class 1 medical can apply for the Jet Airways program with a Class II medical, however they must possess an Indian Class 1 medical prior to commencing on the program.
Q. How do I arrange travel arrangements to Phoenix – United States?
Air travel expenses between India and Phoenix, USA are not included in the programme’s fee and are thus additional costs. Candidates should take care of making their own travel and visa arrangements. Our staff will assist you should you have any questions during this process. Cadets must travel in a group and arrive in Phoenix on the same flight. If required, our staff will assist you with the group booking.
Q. Who will pay for my medical insurance during training?
Medical insurance for the stay in India is highly recommended and it should be borne by the student, however the medical insurance for your stay in Phoenix, USA, is included in the programme fee.
Q. Does the fee include the cost of medical fees and DCGA exam fees?
The fees do not include the cost of the DGCA exams and DGCA Medical Exam, however the fee related to exams at Phoenix, USA are included. Candidates are advised to commence the FAA medical as soon as possible after confirmation to the course to ensure there is no delay to the commencement of flight training in Phoenix, USA.
Q. What are the required documents needed before training?
Note: All documents specified above should be submitted a week prior to the screening date.
Q. Where will I stay during training and who will arrange it?
Accommodation is included during your time in the US and arrangements are made by the customer service team at the academy in Phoenix. Upon return to India, CAE will make arrangements for your stay during the license conversion training, and during the Boeing 737NG Type Rating training the pilot is responsible for their own travel arrangements.
Q. Who will arrange my visa for training (if applicable)?
CAE will facilitate the visa process for you but you will be responsible to obtain a visa at your own cost & other necessary travel related documents.
Q. How long is the programme?
The duration of the CPL training is planned at 18 months, which comprises 12.5 months in the United States for flight school and UPRT training, 3 months of ground school in India for the theoretical knowledge training, and a further 2 weeks of license conversion training at the Gondia campus upon return from the US. The Boeing 737 type rating is planned at an additional 2.5 months.
However, DGCA licensing, scheduling, pilot performance, weather, and any other delays can extend the duration of the flight training programme.
Q. Will I be provided a uniform?
Yes, uniforms will be provided.
Q. Who will meet me on arrival at CAE?
The CAE customer service department will coordinate arrival schedule and transportation.
Q. What is the minimum and maximum age for applicants?
Minimum Age: At least 17 years or older as of application date for the Jet Airways Cadet Pilot Programme.
Maximum Age: 30 years at the time of appearing for the Selection Phase 1
Q. Where will I be trained for CPL and Boeing 737NG Type Rating?
The CPL phase of training will be conducted at CAE in Phoenix, USA, Bengaluru and Gondia, India or any other training centre approved by Jet Airways.
The B737NG Type Rating will be conducted at a CAE Type Rating training centre in India. The specific centre will be assigned to the pilot on completion of training.
Q. Is there any paperwork that I need to sign with Jet Airways?
At the time of signing the Cadet Pilot Agreement, the candidate is required to sign a specialised Training Agreement whereby the candidate commits to serve Jet Airways for a specified term, post successful completion of his/her training (both CPL & Type Rating).
Q. How much is the selection fee?
Only those candidates who have paid the CASS test fee in advance as stipulated by CAE will be accepted to participate in the selection process. Candidates are required to bring along Proof of Payment such as a scanned copy of the Deposit Slip or the UTIN Pin from Bank as Proof of Transaction on assessment day. No demand drafts will be accepted.
Q. What is the total cost of the programme and what is the payment schedule?
The total cost for this programme is USD 128,035 (Payable in Phoenix, USA to CAE, Phoenix). The pricing is inclusive of appropriate taxes per location. Selection exam fees are additional costs, and the fee does not include the cost of medical certificates, visa, transportation (other than local) and DGCA or other license fees.
Q. Do I need to take out specific insurance for the duration of my Ab Initio training?
CAE provides all basic regulatory insurance required throughout training. However we do advise that you take out additional insurance, including but not limited to: Loss of medical insurance and additional travel insurance for the USA.