Air Asia Free training
AirAsia Filipina pilot Chezka Gonzales Garrido will soon be joined by more aspiring Filipino pilots through the free training of the Cadet Pilot Program. Credits to AirAsia Filipino.

AirAsia Philippines is giving aspiring Filipino pilots a chance to study for free under the new AirAsia Cadet Pilot Program.

The free pilot training provides successful cadets with up to two years of technical and leadership training, with the aim of reaching the competencies required by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.

The AirAsia and Omni Aviation Corporation partnership, launched on July 24, will also use the program to design and assess flight situations cadets might encounter upon graduation.

“AirAsia has a proud history of having some of the best pilots in the Philippines. Through this program we will develop passionate Allstars and aspiring pilots, both men and women, into being the best,” said AirAsia Philippines President and CEO Captain Dexter M. Commendador in a news release.

“We’ve partnered with Omni Aviation, a leading Filipino training provider, to offer ten cadetships in the initial batches and the opportunity to embark on a new career with the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline,” added the AirAsia chief.

President and COO Steven G. Virata of Omni, a leading Filipino training provider, said, “I am proud to be partnering with AirAsia to make dreams come true. Allow me to assure all cadets that you will be trained in a holistic manner in this program, which emphasizes AirAsia’s culture of being competent pilots.”

AirAsia will cover the full training costs for Allstars (staff) and subsidies for non-employees who are accepted into the program. Upon completion, the cadets will reimburse any associated training costs.

Applications for the Allstars Cadet Pilot Program, including the application schedule and qualification requirements will be announced soon.

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