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This programme is for individuals with the unrestrictred right to live and work in Kuwait.

This programme is for individuals with the unrestrictred right to live and work in Kuwait.

Programme Type
Commercial Pilot License (CPL)


Kuwait Airways has chosen CAE to be its training partner of choice for their cadet training programme. On successful completion of their training, cadets will start their pilot career with Kuwait Airways.

Please note: There are two routes for this programme: government-funded scholarship and a self-sponsored route. Please contact Kuwait Airways for more information.

CAE are not accepting applications for this programme you will need to apply directly with Kuwait Airways.

Course Outline
Phase Hours Weeks Location
Ground Training 750 hours classroom & CBT 26 Weeks Oxford 
Airline Pilot Development Flight Safety 20 hours 1 week Oxford 
Single Pilot - CPL Foundation Flight Training 10 hours FNPTII simulator
12.15 hours multi-engine aircraft
120.15 hours single-engine aircraft
+ 2.5 hours skills test
22 weeks Phoenix
Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) 3 hours 2 days Phoenix
Airline Pilot Development First Officer Fundamentals 20 hours 1 week Oxford
Single Pilot - Advanced Instrument Flight Training 30 hours FNPTII
22.45 hours multi-engine aircraft
+ 2.5 hours skills test
13 weeks Oxford
Multi-Crew Cooperation Course (MCC) / A320 Type Rating 48 hours A320 full-flight simulator 5-6 weeks Gatwick
Total 260 hours
Flight - 160
Simulator - 100
72 training weeks
(includes leave)
Eligibility Requirements

You need to meet the following criteria to apply for the Kuwait Airways Cadet Training Programme:

  • Be between 17 and 27 years of age
  • Must be a national of Kuwait
  • Applicants shall meet any one of the following educational qualification requirements:
    • Completion of undergraduate studies in science or mathematics relation programme with a minimum 2.5 GPA or equivalent graduation rate
    • Have attained an equivalent authenticated certificate/diploma from Kuwait ministry of higher education issued by a recognized education institute in Kuwait or abroad to include at least physics, mathematics and one more science subject i.e. Chemistry, biology etc. with minimum of 70% or equivalent GPA success rate
  • Proficient in the English language
  • Hold a Class 1 Medical
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