Bartolini Air and Ryanair, have formed a new partnership to deliver a comprehensive mentored pilot training program. This new training partnership is a wonderful achievement for Bartolini Air, according to another of their partners, Italian aircraft manufacturer Tecnam, whose diverse range of models make up Bartolini Air’s fleet.
There are currently thirteen Tecnams, including three P2002JF low-wing single-engine aircraft, six P2008JC single-engine high-wing aircraft, three P2006T twin-engine aircraft and one P2010 single-engine, high-wing. All are fitted with Garmin glass cockpits and the latest technology avionics. The high quality and low operational costs of the Tecnam fleet have most likely been a contributing factor to Bartolini Air’s success.
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Ryanair’s Director of Flight Operations, Neal McMahon said:
“Ryanair is pleased to announce this training partnership with Bartolini Air, which has an impressive track record in training top-class pilots to the highest standards. This new training programme with Bartolini Air is Ryanair’s only mentored pilot programme in Central and Eastern Europe.
Currently, Ryanair Group has 12 pilot bases across the region and 5 bases in Poland where it is the country’s leading operator. This partnership highlights our commitment to support, develop and recruit pilots from Central and Eastern Europe for current and future positions. With over a hundred of daily Ryanair flights into Poland, we expect students from across Europe to avail of Ryanair’s low fares and enrol in Bartolini Air’s Ryanair Mentored pilot training programme”.
Bartłomiej Walas, Founder and President of Bartolini Air, said:
“We’ve trained over 1500 pilots from 56 countries and many of them are already working at Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline group. Under the Ryanair Mentored Programme, our trainee pilots will be instructed by Bartolini’s instructors using Ryanair SOPS. Participants of the program will train on a fleet of modern single- and twin-engine Tecnam aircraft, simulators and in a professional environment which will ready them for an exciting and fulfilling career with our partner airline, Ryanair. We look forward to working with both Ryanair and Tecnam for many years to come.”
Paolo Pascale, Tecnam CEO, believes that Bartolini Air is the perfect choice for this program. “Not only do they have an impressive track record in training top-class pilots to the highest standards,” he says, “but they also have the ideal fleet of aircraft to ensure their future pilots are trained on the best possible aircraft. Our own partnership with Bartolini Air has been very successful from the beginning and we are confident that it will continue to grow in the future. We at Tecnam congratulate them on this great achievement.”
Walter Da Costa, Tecnam Global Sales and Marketing Director, said: “The professionalism shown by Bartolini Air, as well as their commitment towards providing an outstanding level of service, has caused them to be recognised by Ryanair, Europe’s leading airline. That is an honour indeed.”
Bartłomiej Walas, Founder and President of Bartolini Air, said: “We’ve trained over 1500 pilots from 56 countries and many of them are already working at Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline group. Under the Ryanair Mentored Programme, our trainee pilots will be instructed by Bartolini’s instructors using Ryanair SOPS. Participants of the program will train on a fleet of modern single- and twin-engine Tecnam aircraft, simulators and in a professional environment which will ready them for an exciting and fulfilling career with our partner airline, Ryanair. We look forward to working with both Ryanair and Tecnam for many years to come.”
Ryanair’s Head of Crew Training Captain Senan O’Shea said:
“This new Ryanair – Bartolini Air programme will provide the airline with a steady pipeline of talented and professional pilots from around Europe to meet the needs of our growing network. Ryanair will hire up to 1,000 pilots per annum over the next 5 years and our pilots can look forward to unmatched opportunities flying with the world’s number one international airline. We have carefully chosen Bartolini Air as our cadet training partner in Poland due to their high standards in initial flying training and MCC training. We are very pleased to lend our operational expertise to Bartolini Air”.
Mayor of Lodz, Hanna Zdanowska said:
“I am very happy that future Ryanair pilots from around Europe will be coming to Łódź to undertake pilot training. Łódź is a great location to study, and the thousands of students who decide to choose Lodz universities annually prove it. We are a friendly city for young people who now – thanks to Bartolini Air – choose our city from they will begin their future career as a pilot. This partnership will contribute to the development of the aviation industry in Lodz, Poland, and across Europe.”
The online application for the Ryanair – Bartolini Air Training Programme is now open. For more information and to apply, visit: https://training.bartoliniair.com/en/home
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