IndiGo chooses Skyborne for cadet pilot training

 IndiGo has recently chosen UK pilot training company Skyborne Airline Academy to train up to 100 pilots a year over the next five years, as part of the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Program.

The 18-month program will enable selected cadets to train for a US FAA and Indian DGCA Commercial Pilots License and Airbus A320 Type Rating, before advancing into employment as a First Officer with IndiGo.

“Our partnership with Skyborne will provide us with a steady flow of highly-skilled, internationally trained airline pilots over the next five years,” said Captain Ashim Mittra of IndiGo.

 “The Indian aviation market is the fastest developing in the world, undergoing growth of 17% year-on-year. It is expected that airlines in India will require up to 10,000 new pilots by 2030 to meet demand.”

Skyborne cadets will undergo 13 months of US FAA 141 commercial pilot training in Arizona, USA. After that, they will return to India to convert their US FAA license to an Indian.