First mentored APS MCC graduates join Ryanair

VA Airline Training (VA) has announced that all of their inaugural Ryanair Mentored Programme APS MCC graduates, who undertook Ryanair pilot selection, have been selected to join the airline.

The successful graduates will be undertaking an upcoming B737 type rating.

VA is the only Ryanair approved training provider in the UK for the Mentored APS MCC programme. VA pioneered the new EASA Airline Pilot Standards Multi-crew Cooperation Course (APS MCC) in the UK 2018 and in 2019 became the first ATO globally to offer APS MCC training for both the B737NG and the A320.

VA APS MCC courses (airline mentored and whitetail) commence weekly at the Company’s training centre at Cambridge City Airport, UK. Courses alternate between the B737 NG and A320 type-specific simulators.

Anthony Petteford, VA Airline Training MD was delighted to receive the news from Ryanair’s pilot recruitment team: “We were super-excited to learn of the achievements of our first Ryanair mentored graduate pilots in Dublin.

They are testament to the clear focus on core competencies developed during APC MCC training and how this focussed course also meets the aspirations of Ryanair; demonstrating that the mentored programme clearly works. I am confident their talents will continue to shine during their Type Rating and onto line operations with Ryanair.”

Author: Rob Hall

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