Career Pilot Program Collaboration Between CommutAir and Learn To Fly Australia

Career Pilot Program Collaboration Between CommutAir and Learn To Fly Australia

Learn To Fly (LTF) Melbourne is excited to announce the Career Pilot Program (CPP) partnership agreement with CommutAir from the United States.

LTF and CommutAir are collaborating to find and select capable aspiring pilots. Successful applicants will be offered a place on the newly established  CPP, along with a conditional offer of a contract of employment as a CommutAir First Officer.

CommutAir X LTF Cadet Pilot Program

The CPP has 2 entry levels:

  • Cadet Entry – for people who have little or no flying experience, and
  • Advanced Entry – for people who are currently working as a pilot in the General Aviation industry and looking for their first Airline pilot job.

Selected cadets will train at LTF’s training centre in Melbourne. The next step is transitioning to an Embraer ERJ145 for their type rating and First Officer training with CommutAir on successful completion of their Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) course in the United States.

The program is going to support the career establishment of the next generation of pilots in Australia and demonstrates CommutAir’s commitment to the Australian aviation industry development.

“We are very proud of CommutAir’ decision to again entrust LTF with the training of the airline’s next generation of First Officers and future Commanders. We also view it as fitting recognition by the airline of the high-quality training provided by LTF.” Said Kai Li, CEO of LTF.

“The CPP program creates a new pathway for many Australian people who want to become an Airline pilot. We share the airline’s goal of attracting more pilots to the profession and we are therefore honoured to be associated with CommutAir.”

About CommutAir 

CommutAir, operating as United Express, is majority-owned by Champlain Enterprises Inc., an airline holding company founded in 1989. Today, CommutAir operates a large fleet of Bombardier Q200/Q300 and Embraer ERJ145 aircraft with more than 650 weekly flights to 29 airports.

CommutAir’s 600+ employees have earned an industry reputation for fostering a family culture and friendly work environment.

About Learn To Fly 

Learn to Fly Melbourne is a global pilot training organization that offers flight training programs in Singapore, Hong Kong, Townsville and Melbourne, where their main flight training base is located.

LTF is a member of the Australian Pilot Training Alliance (APTA); certifying our training programs under the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Part 142 syllabus – the most professional flight training qualification in Australia.

This certification also allows LTF to offer both theory and practice integrated and non-integrated flight training programs. Fewer than 5% of flying schools in Australia have received this advanced training certification.

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