US Flight Training Group, Infinity Flight Group, Announces Official Partnership with American Airlines Cadet Academy

Infinity Flight Group, a global leader in flight training, is excited to announce its official partnership with the American Airlines Cadet Academy. Following a successful six-month launch training Cadet Academy students at the Trenton-Mercer Airport in Trenton, New Jersey, Infinity Flight Group is formalizing its partnership with American Airlines. Additionally, Infinity Flight Group is expanding its reach by opening a second location at the Treasure Coast Airport in Ft. Pierce, Florida, in January 2025. As the first flight school partnering with American Airlines on the East Coast, Infinity Flight Group supports the airline’s efforts to collaborate with institutions with locations and capacity to help support its bases of operations.

Gregory John, President of Infinity Flight Group, expressed his enthusiasm about this milestone, stating, “We are honored to officially announce our partnership with American Airlines. Our soft launch in Trenton has been a tremendous success, and we are thrilled to extend our reach to Florida. This expansion reflects our commitment to providing top-tier pilot training and offering aspiring aviators a direct pathway to a rewarding career with one of the world’s leading airlines.

The American Airlines Cadet Academy stands out for its clear, structured path to becoming a commercial pilot with American Airlines. Even with no prior flight experience, cadets can progress through a program designed to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to fly commercially. This innovative program guarantees placement with a wholly owned regional carrier upon successful completion, offering a direct path to a rewarding career with American Airlines.

Financial Accessibility and Ongoing Support

The Cadet Academy program understands the financial challenges associated with flight training. In partnership with the American Airlines Credit Union, cadets can access financial services to help manage the costs of their training. Furthermore, the program provides ongoing support throughout the training journey, including direct mentorship and networking opportunities with experienced industry professionals. This comprehensive approach ensures aspiring pilots have the resources and guidance needed for success.

Jess Ast, Senior Manager American Airlines Cadet Academy Operations, remarked on the partnership, saying, “We are thrilled to add Infinity Flight Group to our network of quality flight schools. This expansion to New Jersey and Florida allows us to welcome even more aspiring pilots into the fold with quality training and resources needed for success.

This strategic partnership between Infinity Flight Group and the American Airlines Cadet Academy signifies a shared commitment to cultivating the next generation of aviators. By leveraging Infinity Flight Group’s proven training expertise and strategically located campuses, the Cadet Academy can offer even more aspiring pilots a clear and efficient path to a rewarding career with American.

About Infinity Flight Group

Infinity Flight Group is a global leader in flight training based in Trenton, New Jersey, with a new location in St. Lucie County, Florida. As the only flight school partnered with American Airlines on the East Coast, Infinity Flight Group demonstrates a strong commitment to safety, excellence, and professionalism. The organization provides comprehensive flight training programs for individuals seeking a career in aviation. To learn more about Infinity Flight Group, please visit Infinity Flight Group.

About American Airlines Cadet Academy

American Airlines Cadet Academy is a renowned pilot training program designed to provide aspiring aviators with the skills and knowledge needed to become professional pilots. The academy offers a direct pathway to a rewarding career in aviation with American Airlines. To learn more about American Airlines Cadet Academy, please visit AA Cadet Academy.

About American Airlines Federal Credit Union

Founded in 1936, American Airlines Credit Union now serves the present and retired employees of American Airlines, their family members and people who work in the air transportation industry. In its 86th year, the Credit Union has more than 321,000 members nationwide and assets in excess of $9.4 billion. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, American Airlines Credit Union is committed first and foremost to enriching its member-owners’ financial well-being through their participation in the products and services of the Credit Union. For more information, please visit AACreditUnion.org.

About American Airlines Group

To Care for People on Life’s Journey®. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500. Learn more about what’s happening at American by visiting news.aa.com and connect with American @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.

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Global flight training group Airways Aviation, which operates pilot training academies across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and India has shared that Airways Aviation ESMA, Airways Aviation Group’s aviation and flight training base in Montpellier, France, announced that it has been selected by the French Ministry of the Armies – Naval Aeronautical School (Ministére des Armées – École de l’Aeronautique Navale), to provide, during the term of the contract, Integrated and Modular ATPL training for naval military pilots.

The first batch of navy pilots will begin training in September 2024 at the Airways Aviation ESMA facility in Montpellier.

We are proud to have the Naval Aviation (Aeronautique Navale) as our newest military customer, joining the German Air Force and Navy, Senegalese Air Force, Oman Police, Malaysian Police and National Guard, among other respected partners,” said Mauro Calvano, President Airways Aviation ESMA.

About Airways Aviation ESMA

Airways Aviation ESMA with operations in Montpellier, South of France, it’s one of the largest aviation training organizations in Europe with non-stop activity since 1988 and having trained thousands of pilots, cabin crew, maintenance technician, ground handlers and other aviation professionals. It’s part of Airways Aviation Group, the largest privately owned aviation training organization outside the US with direct presence in 10 countries of 4 continents and 45+ years of experience, offering aviation training from pilot to cabin crew passing from maintenance technicians, ground handlers, military programs up to higher education programs in cooperation with respected universities.

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Global Pilot Training Solution Provider CAE is Seeking a Theoretical Knowledge Instructor (Aviation) in 2024 for a Caribbean Position

Barbados-based university, University of the West Indies (UWI) is establishing an ab initio pilot training pathway together with global pilot training solution provider CAE and is seeking candidates for the post of Theoretical Knowledge Instructor (Aviation).

The pilot training program will be optional for UWI students. UWI will conduct the Ground School at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados; students will take Ground School classes alongside their degree program classes. Upon successful completion of the Ground School, students will proceed to CAE Phoenix Aviation Academy where they will conduct all flight training.

Please see an extract of the job post below:

“Job Title: Theoretical Knowledge Instructor (ATPL Ground School Instructor)

Position Type: Part-Time (Onsite / remote work may be possible)

Location: University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Instruct specialist ATPL(A) Theoretical Knowledge Instruction subject to standards as defined by the Chief Theoretical Knowledge Instructor (CTKI), for up to 4 subjects.
  • Actively remain up to date with technological advances, regulatory changes and general content of the applicable subject(s).
  • Familiarize yourself to expert-level with the Academy’s Learning Management System (LMS) or any other Digital Learning/Teaching tools.
  • As responsible TKI, monitor, track and evaluate the progress of students using the LMS or Digital Learning Tools and report accordingly to the CTKI or Training Manager Theory any concerns regarding the student’s performance and learning curve.
  • Meet the required instructional standards at each standardization review as defined by the CTKI.
  • Maintain a high standard of student reports, assessments, and records.
  • Pastoral care and counseling of students as appropriate.
  • Perform remedial training where required in close consultation with the responsible CTKI or Training Manager theory.
  • Contribute to and undertake responsibilities as ‘Subject Matter Expert’ and ‘Mentorship’ as required by the CTKI or Training Manager Theory.
  • Support the Academy to achieve overall customer service standards.

Education and Experience

  •  Bachelor’s degree (or higher) or relevant experience preferably related to the subject-to- teach or general field of educational sciences.
  • Academic background related to the applicable subject(s) is a plus.
  • To have or have held a pilot license is a plus.
  • Being a former student of CAE FTO is a plus.
  • Previous experience as an instructor, mentor and/or coach.
  • Extensive background in aviation training.
  • Extensive operational experience in aviation – airline background or military background would be significant added value.
  • Experience as TKI would be significant added value.

For more information or to apply click here.

Source: CAE

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Global Pilot Training Solution Provider CAE is Seeking a Training Manager Theory (Aviation) in 2024 for a Caribbean Position

Barbados-based university, University of the West Indies (UWI) is establishing an ab initio pilot training pathway together with global pilot training solution provider CAE and is seeking candidates for the post of Training Manager Theory (Aviation).

The pilot training program will be optional for UWI students. UWI will conduct the Ground School at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados; students will take Ground School classes alongside their degree program classes. Upon successful completion of the Ground School, students will proceed to CAE Phoenix Aviation Academy where they will conduct all flight training.

Please see an extract of the job post below:

Position Type: Full Time (Onsite)

Location: University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Shall on the behalf of the Chief Theoretical Knowledge Instructor (CTKI) ensure supervision and standardization of all theoretical instruction.
  • Shall ensure implementation and adherence to theoretical instruction standards.
  • Ensure all Theoretical Training activities are in line with established compliance monitoring system, and collaborate with the responsible persons to correct any non-compliance.
  • Ensure that training is carried out in strict adherence to approved Operations and Training Manuals and syllabi.
  • Report back revision needs on all ATO courseware and manuals related to theoretical instruction.
  • Report any training and or compliance issue to the Chief Theoretical Knowledge Instructor (CTKI).
  • Ensure adequate number of qualified instructors are readily available to deliver all planned training activities.
  • Manage any Clients and or instructor performance issues.
  • Oversee the progression of all students, using the digital learning platform as part of the Multi Engine CPL(A) Instrument Rating (A) Theoretical Knowledge course and ensure any issues are addressed in the form of additional tutorial or advice as required.
  • Contribute and assist in the development of Theoretical Knowledge Instruction materials (new and existing) as appropriate to a quality standard as defined by the CTKI.
  • Be part of the active team of Theoretical Knowledge Instructors and deliver a range of theoretical subjects, if qualifications permit.
  • Other duties as required by the CTKI.
  • Support the Training Organization and participates in regional projects.
  • Ensures efficient scheduling and maximize usage of resources.
  • Oversee the program scheduling function to ensure compliance with ATO approval / customer contract.
  • Follow up on customer surveys and implement improvements, when necessary, based on the feedback.
  • To hold and document Instructor meetings as detailed in the ATO manual.
  • Representing the CTKI and Accountable Manager in building and ensuring a solid relationship with existing and potential customers.
  • Hire and train consultant instructors in accordance with defined processes and standards.
  • Responsible for performing annual performance reviews of direct reporting staff.
  • Establish & maintain the trust & support of colleagues, the members of the department and management.
  • Conduct regular meetings with the overall team and management staff.
  • Create a clear, customer-centric vision for the programs & communicate it to training staff and training supporting functions/departments.
  • Ensure that training equipment is according to standard as required by the training to be conducted.
  • Manage ground training operations- set clear objectives.
  • Identifying client needs & establishing user requirements.
  • Identifying opportunities to improve the delivery of training to our clients and report back to the Centre Leader and CTKI.

 Education and Minimum Experience

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education.
  • Educated to degree level preferably bachelor’s level.
  • Taught ATPL theory subjects previously within large, professional flight academy.
  • Relevant aviation/instructional qualifications advantageous”

For more information or to apply click here.

Source: CAE

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Our partnership brings to market what we call a unique European experience which enables an exclusive opportunity for combined training in France and the Czech Republic,” said F AIR.

WECAIR offers a pilot training course which includes flight training in Florida – United States.

Source: F AIR
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