Iberia has appointed FTEJerez as the official flight training provider of the airline’s future pilots. In this new Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme, selected candidates will commence their training at FTEJerez early in 2018, joining FTE’s AFOP (Airline First Officer Programme). Following 62 weeks of training in Jerez, the graduates will transition to an Airbus type rating and first officer role with the airline on successful completion of their Airline Transport Pilot Licence course. The Iberia AFOP has been opened for application on November 27, 2017.

“We are extremely proud of Iberia’s decision to entrust FTEJerez with the training of the airline’s next generation first officers and future captains, ”  FTEJerez CEO Oscar Sordo said in an official statement. “We also view it as fitting recognition by the Spanish flag carrier of the high-quality training provided by FTEJerez. It also indicates that our track record in the industry and the milestones we have achieved over the past three decades continue to attract some of the world’s leading airlines.”

Captain Jorge Vilar, Manager of Pilots Training at Iberia, stated: that “one of Iberia’s most distinguishing values is that we have always taken pride in counting on the most well-prepared professionals in the industry,” so the quality of training provided by FTEJerez ensures the standards that Iberia demands.

Established in 1927 and now serving over a hundred destinations across 48 countries, Iberia was established in 1927 and now the airline is serving over a hundred destinations across 48 countries. In 2016, Iberia was the most on-time airline in the world.  

FTEJerez is one of the main pilot training academies in Europe with a capacity to train 200 pilots a year.