• Joe Breitfeller

Air France Launches Fully Financed Cadet Pilot Training Program – No Flying Experience Required

Updated: Jan 11, 2020

Today, Air France made an exciting announcement for aspiring future pilots, introducing a fully-subsidized cadet pilot training program. The new cadets will join around 200 cadets currently undergoing training at one of Air France’s three flight training school partners.


Air France Pilot Briefing - Courtesy Air France

With a worldwide pilot shortage, airlines are creating attractive new incentives to recruit talent. In an Air France Press Release today, the company announced a new program for pilot cadets that is open to applicants without previous flying experience. Successful applicants will attend one of Air France’s flight school partners for a comprehensive 24-month training program. The partner schools include the French National School of Civil Aviation, the EPAG flight school and the L3Harris Academy. After successful completion of the program, cadets will join Air France as an Airbus A320 first officer, or a Boeing 737 first officer at Air France partner Transavia.


The program is open to applicants until December 15, 2019 and applications can be submitted online. Although a bachelor’s degree is required, no previous flying experience is necessary. Most exciting of all, Air France will fully finance the training. Additional conditions and information about the program are available at the link provided above. Although it wasn’t specified in the press release, based on previous Air France recruitment announcements, the program is likely open only to citizens of The European Union and Switzerland.



Source: Air France