B737 TYPE RATING PROGRAMME
Get ready for your career to take off
Airline Flight Academy (AFA), flight training partner for a number of airline clients including Ryanair, are continuing to accept applications for their B737 type-rating programme! Successful candidates will have the opportunity to fly for Europe’s largest airline!
BENEFITS OF THE CADET PROGRAMME
World Class Training
Industry Leading SOPs
Salary from Base Training
REASONS TO BECOME A RYANAIR PILOT
Structured Command Upgrade programme
Unrivalled career progression – opportunities for SFI, LTC, TRE & TRI
The best roster in the business
Guaranteed days off
No planned overnights and rosters published 4 weeks in advance
Great base opportunities available at many locations across the network
Outstanding Earnings Potential
New modern fleet and the opportunity to fly the brand new Boeing 737 aircraft
Hold a valid EU / EEA Passport with the unrestricted right to live and work in the EU or hold a valid UK Passport
Date of Birth – (Not over 65)
Licence Type – must have a valid EASA (CPL) Frozen ATPL (Air Transport Pilots License)
Validity of Medical – Must hold a valid EU (Part-MED) issued Class 1 medical certificate.
Hold a valid multi-engine instrument rating
Hold a certificate of satisfactory completion of Advanced Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (AUPRT) in accordance with FCL.745.A.
Hold a certificate of satisfactory completion of multi-crew co-operation (MCC) in accordance with AMC1 FCL.735.A.
Applicants holding a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION OF APS MCC-TRAINING in accordance with AMC2 FCL.735.A
Will be given preference during initial selection
Will be at a distinct advantage in the interview and assessment process.
Must have a flight school report
Your FLIGHT SCHOOL REPORT must be written in English. The document MUST also be signed by your Flight School’s HOT (Head of Training). This requirement applies to both Integrated and Modular students. This report MUST also contain ALL ATPL results (detailing any repeats), CPL & MEIR series passes, and information relating to your performance throughout training.
Cadets who have conducted a modular course need to have 100 hours as Pilot-in-Command (PIC), or 70 hours as PIC if completed during a course of integrated flying training as set out in Appendix 3 A, C & D to Part-FCL and AMC1 to Appendix 3 A, C & D.
English Language Proficiency –minimum required proficiency Level is Operational Level (Level 4). (Written proficiency is required at Operational level).
ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION
Candidates who are selected will be required to do an online pre-assessment test. If you then get shortlisted to the next stage, the below steps will follow:
The selection procedure takes place in Dublin (Ireland) or any other training centres used by the airline. The day begins with an introduction to Ryanair and the recruitment team. Pilots can expect:
Simulator assessment in a B737 simulator – 45 minutes as both pilot flying and PNF. Basic handling skills, CRM and flight management will be assessed
English language test
Technical assessment – 30 minutes assessing your technical knowledge on your current/previous aircraft type(s)
Personnel interview – Approximately 30 minutes to convince us of your suitability to join the team, and to prove that you are the sort of person who will thrive in an environment where hard work and effort are rewarded.
Those who emerge successfully from the selection process will be offered a place on a type-rating course.
Within 7 working days after the selection day, applicants will be contacted by phone or e-mail with their assessment results, be it positive or negative.
Training Start Dates
Courses available throughout the year for suitable candidates
TYPE RATING COURSE OUTLINE
Phase 1: Six-day introduction course
Phase 2: Ground Training
Computer-based training on systems and equipment
Instructor support for CBT
Stand-up instruction on performance, weight and balance
Fixed-base simulator sessions
Flight management system sessions
Standard operating procedure training
Written theoretical knowledge examination including results and evaluation
Phase 3: Simulator Training
9 4-hour sessions per crew
1 crew skills test session per crew
1 preliminary simulator circuit training of 1 hour per trainee
Phase 4: Base and Line Training
After successful completion of the training qualification course, circuits will be flown on a Ryanair B737
Line training will take place from one of Ryanair's many bases. The number of sectors required to complete Line Training varies with the experience level of the pilot.
Type Rating fee: €30,000 upfront
Prior to the assessment: Cut-e online assessment test €55 (non-refundable)
Assessment fee: €350 (non-refundable)