:IndiGo announces the appointment of Insight Aviation as a trusted partner to select and train ab-initio pilots under the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme. The programme is designed to meet the airline’s growing demand for pilots to meet IndiGo’s fleet growth.
Insight Aviation offers a comprehensive program that goes beyond aviation training to include mentoring, professional guidance and preparation for a career in the industry. Training is provided at its newly opened facility in Gurugram with flight training conducted overseas at one of its authorized Flight Training Organizations.
Capt. Jati Dhillon, CEO of Insight Aviation, said, “This partnership is changing the landscape of Indian aviation in many ways, giving young people the opportunity to pursue their dreams of becoming an airline pilot during an intense period of pilot demand. Insight Aviation has a unique understanding of the roadblocks that are restricting the size of the pilot pool.,. By removing these roadblocks from the student experience, we will attract a diverse group of dedicated professional aviators to IndiGo”.
On the announcement, Capt. Ashim Mittra, Senior Vice President – Flight Operations at IndiGo said, “We are happy to introduce Insight Aviation as one of the newest entries into our Cadet Pilot Programme, an initiative that we believe is changing the airline industry in India and providing aspiring pilots with a life-changing opportunity. We are excited to partner with Insight Aviation in training career-oriented pilots for IndiGo”.
Selected cadets will undergo a rigorous 3-month ground schooling at Insight Aviation’s training centre in Gurugram, followed by an immersive 9 months of flight training at its authorized Flight Training Organization (FTO) in Port Alfred, South Africa. Upon the return of cadets to India, Insight Aviation will manage the conversion of their South African CAA license into Indian DGCA license before they proceed to an authorized Aviation Training Organization (ATO) for a MCC and A320 Type Rating course.