Airline Partners

Thanks to the quality pilot training at FTEJerez we have been chosen, and continue to be the number one choice, for a number of European and International airlines. Please, click on any one of our Airline Partner’s logos to know why they prefer FTEJerez.

FTEJerez and Aer Lingus have worked closely together since FTEJerez moved from Prestwick to Spain in 1999. Then, FTEJerez trained over 40 students (courses 4, 6, 7 and 9) and was the last school to have effectively trained ab initio pilots for Aer Lingus.

In 2012, FTEJerez was selected once again by Aer Lingus as their exclusive flight training provider, with a number of sponsored cadets and self-sponsored FTEJerez students now flying for the Irish flag carrier as first officers.

FTEJerez is proud to deliver the ab initio training of Air Astana’s trainee cadet pilots since 2013.

Air Astana is the main airline and the flag carrier of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with its headquarters in Almaty. Today the airline operates a fleet of 26 aircraft with close to 50 domestic and international routes and employing more than 3,500 staff. Air Astana has placed orders for purchasing Boeing 787, Boeing 767, Airbus A320 and Embraer 190 aircraft that will expand their fleet up to 33 aircraft by the end of 2016 and up to 43 aircraft by 2020.

Since 2017, Air Dolomiti has worked with FTEJerez in the recruitment of AFOP graduates. By means of this partnership, senior training staff visit the FTECampus periodically to inform the student population of the career opportunities at Air Dolomiti, and assess FTE’s Italian-speaking cadets at their headquarters in Verona. Since the beginning of this partnership, a number of Italian FTEJerez graduates have enrolled as first officers on the airline’s fleet of Embraer jets.

For many years now, FTEJerez has been chosen as the training provider for BA CityFlyer. In July 2012, BA CityFlyer selected FTEJerez to launch their Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) programme to train their future pilots. This training programme extends this longstanding relationship which has resulted in a large number of FTEJerez graduates, both self-sponsored and mentored, today flying with the airline.

FTEJerez has been associated with British Airways for more than 20 years. Prior to September 2001, FTEJerez provided ab-initio pilot training for British Airways’ Trainee Entry Pilot scheme. FTEJerez was proud to be chosen once again by BA in 2012 as one of its cadet pilot training providers for the BA Future Pilot Programme.

In February 2016, FTEJerez was selected by easyJet to provide top-end pilot graduates to be the future First Officers and Captains of the airline. By means of this new partnership, easyJet assess and recruit FTEJerez students & graduates at the FTECampus, with a view to offering opportunities with the airline.

Emirates are renowned as a fast-growing international airline with one of the youngest fleets in the sky and more than 400 awards for excellence worldwide. With such a quality background, FTEJerez is honoured to have been selected by Emirates to provide training to their future pilots through its national cadet programme.

The decision to select FTEJerez for preparation of its new generation of pilots came after a rigorous selection process, which included many of Europe’s finest ATO’s. FTEJerez’s success reinforces its reputation as the premier airline training establishment in Europe and adds Emirates to our impressive list of quality airline customers.

FTEJerez's training association with Flybe started in 2006, with the establishment of the first airline mentoring scheme within the pilot training industry.

FTEJerez and Flybe have partnered taking the lead to provide the first MPL course under the approval of the UK CAA. This first MPL course started training in June 2009. FTEJerez is currently delivering ab-initio training to a large number of mentored students from Flybe.

FTEJerez is also a Flybe approved provider of self-sponsored cadets and to date a large number of them are flying with the airline.

Established in 1927 and serving over a hundred destinations across 48 countries, Iberia is Spain’s flag-carrier and the leading airline between Europe and Latin America.

In November 2017, Iberia appointed FTEJerez as the official flight training provider of the airline’s Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme, the Iberia AFOP.

The commencement of FTEJerez’s relationship with MEA started in 2005 and to date, except for the most senior training captains, every single MEA pilot has trained at FTEJerez. It is anticipated that this partnership will last for many years to come.

In April 2016, FTEJerez was selected by OSM Aviation to provide their client Norwegian with top-end pilot graduates to be the future First Officers and Captains of the airline. This partnership has seen a significant number of FTEJerez cadets join the ranks of one of Europe's leading low-cost airlines.

Furthermore, in March 2017, FTEJerez was proud to announce the first joint OSM/FTEJerez Mentored Cadet Pilot Programme.

In 2013, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman restated its commitment to recruit Omani pilots by publishing detailed eligibility criteria. As a result, Oman Air selected FTEJerez as an official training provider.

Candidates wishing to train at FTEJerez must undergo the FTEJerez assessment tests at our campus in Jerez. In addition, they must be Omani nationals not exceeding 26 years old and with minimum educational achievements of General Diploma/Secondary School Certificate, including marks of not less than 80% in mathematics, physics and English language.

After completion of the ‘Airline First Officer Programme’, all applicants will have to pass the Oman Air assessment Process in order to join the airline.

Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, flying to over 90 leisure and business destinations across six different continents. FTEJerez provided training to the 5-star airline’s National Cadet Programme and Part Sponsored cadets. In addition, many self-sponsored FTEJerez graduates are now working for the airline as first officers.

Thomas Cook is one of the best-known names in the travel industry. FTEJerez has been selected to train Thomas Cook’s part sponsored cadets adding yet another premium European airline to our quality list of airline partners.

Volotea is one of Europe’s young and fast growing airlines, currently serving 52 destinations around Europe.

FTEJerez is proud to be in partnership with Barcelona-based Volotea since late 2012, with the first selected graduates having joined the airline to commence line training in February 2013.

In 2014, Volotea extended its partnership with FTEJerez by means of a Mentored Pilot Scheme to train the Airline's future captains.

Vueling is one of Europe’s most dynamic and fast-growing airlines, currently serving more than 130 destinations across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. In 2012, FTEJerez was chosen by Vueling to provide the airline with graduates for employment as first officers, becoming the first Spanish-based airline to have contracted FTEJerez as an official provider. Furthermore, in March 2017 FTEJerez was selected to deliver ICAO Aviation Language Proficiency tests in English and Spanish to Vueling's pilots.

In October 2018, FTEJerez was once again selected by Vueling as the launch partner for the Vueling MAPS, the first MPL mentored cadet programme ever delivered under the Spanish authority, AESA.