TAP Air Portugal and FTEJerez sign agreement for graduate placement

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TAP Air Portugal will offer top quality FTEJerez graduate pilots the opportunity to be selected as First Officers.

Flight Training Europe (FTEJerez) is proud to announce that it has entered into an agreement with TAP Air Portugal, the country’s national flag carrier, to offer FTE’s first-class graduates the opportunity to be selected as First Officers for TAP Air Portugal.

In terms of the agreement, potential candidates identified by FTEJerez who, having completed their EASA ATPL (Air Transport Pilot Licence) training meet the stringent criteria set by TAP Air Portugal, will be given the opportunity to apply for a First Officer position and can be invited by TAP for assessment in Lisbon.

Following the announcement, Oscar Sordo, CEO at FTEJerez, commented as follows: “FTEJerez is naturally delighted with the trust TAP Air Portugal is placing in the academy to supply them with high-quality cadet pilots and is also fitting recognition of the high standard of training at FTEJerez.”

TAP Air Portugal’s Chief Operating Officer, Ramiro Sequeira, commented as follows: “At TAP Air Portugal we believe that the highest standard of ab initio flight training is crucial in developing a pilot for the demands of airline operations.  We have the certainty of FTE’s well-proven track record of delivering high quality ab initio training, which allows us to rely on the best professionals in the industry to provide TAP Air Portugal with its next generation pilots and future commanders.”

With the signing of this agreement TAP Air Portugal becomes the latest airline partner to join a wide range of prominent international airlines that recruit or train their cadet pilots with FTEJerez.

TAP Air Portugal was established in 1945 with two Dakota DC-3 aircraft and, incidentally, its first international flight was in 1946 from Lisbon to the Spanish capital, Madrid.  Today, the new TAP Air Portugal boasts a fleet of 93 aircraft operating an average of 3,000 flights a week to 90 destinations in 36 countries.

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