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  • IndiGo partners with Garuda Aviation Academy to enhance its Cadet Pilot Program

    Published on June 21, 2024

      IndiGo, India’s preferred carrier, has partnered with Garuda Aviation Academy to train fresh pilots as future junior first officers, under the airline’s Cadet Pilot Program. This is the eighth partnership for cadet pilot program by IndiGo in the last 13 years.

    The 21-month course also includes three-month ground schooling at Garuda Aviation Academy training center in Gurugram, followed by 12-months of training at 43 Air School in South Africa, which has a track record of training 6000+ ab-initio pilots over the years.

    Over the past 13 years, IndiGo has inducted over 1000 pilots through these full training programs, which include commercial pilot license and A320 type rating. These courses start right from cadet selection to induction into the airline as a pilot.

    Captain Ashim Mittra, Senior Vice President- Flight Operations, IndiGo said, “We are proud to announce our partnership with Garuda Aviation Academy to bolster our Cadet Pilot Program. We believe that this 21-month duration course will successfully foster the next generation of skilled pilots who will continue to uphold IndiGo’s commitment to providing safe, affordable, and hassle-free travel, for everyone. Moreover, this initiative aligns seamlessly with the Government of India’s UDAN (“Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik”) mission, fortifying our commitment to connecting with smaller and medium-sized towns and cities. At IndiGo, we focus on the personal and professional growth of our pilots. This partnership will provide our people with unique learning opportunities and foster leadership skills, paving the way for a robust cadre of leaders within IndiGo.”

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