Skyborne is celebrating the first group of IndiGo pilot programme graduates ahead of the relaunch of the IndiGo programme later this year.

The 18-month programme provides training for a US FAA and Indian DGCA Commercial Pilots Licence and Airbus A320 Type Rating, beginning training with 12 months of US FAA 141 commercial pilot training in Vero Beach, Florida, before returning to India to convert their US FAA licence to an Indian DGCA licence, finishing with combined MCC and A320 Type Rating in Abu Dhabi.

“It is our privilege to see 77 bright trainees graduate as resilient and highly sought-after Second Officers,” said Lee Woodward, CEO of Skyborne. “We are proud that amidst uncertainty, our promise of quality, through the best education and experience possible, has and will continue to support our graduates in their pathways to becoming successful pilots for India’s leading airline.”

“In India, there is demand for type-rated pilots,” added Captain Ashim Mittra, Senior Vice President, IndiGo. “Today, through our partnership with Skyborne, we are delighted to meet those demands and grow our pool of well-trained Junior First Officers.”

Image: Skyborne graduates