Air France launches new cadet pilot recruitment drive

Air France has opened a new cadet pilot recruitment campaign, seeking candidates of all ages and levels of flying experience to join its 24-month paid training program.

The French airline aims to train the next generation of pilots who will eventually fly as First Officers on its Airbus A220 and A320 aircraft, as well as Boeing 737 and Airbus A320neo aircraft operated by subsidiary Transavia.

“Becoming an Air France pilot means joining an airline with over 90 years of history,” the company stated, highlighting its commitment to flight safety, technical expertise, eco-friendly flying practices, and customer satisfaction.

The rigorous selection process will lead successful candidates to a fully-funded two-year training course provided by Air France’s partner aviation schools.

Promoting diversity and inclusion remains a priority for the airline. “Air France is committed to fostering an environment of diversity, inclusion and gender equality,” the company said, actively encouraging women to pursue technical professions like piloting. The previous cadet intake had 10% female representation, compared to 9% among the company’s overall pilot workforce.

The recruitment campaign runs until July 15, 2024. Details on eligibility and the selection process are available on Air France’s corporate website.

In collaboration with French aviation organizations FFA and FFVP, Air France will host webinars on June 6 and 13 to provide aspiring pilots with insights into the cadet program.

Those interested in other aviation careers, such as aircraft maintenance, IT, data management, and cybersecurity, can explore opportunities on Air France’s careers website.

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