Those who wished to be a pilot but had to bury that dream because of lack of finance can now refresh that dream and even fulfil it. British Airways’ Speedbird Pilot Academy will sponsor the training of 60 pilots every year. Interested candidates, between the ages of 18 and 55, will not only be able to afford pilot training from an approved school but will also be absorbed into the crew of British Airways.
With this initiative, which will cost millions of pounds, the airline hopes to give more aspiring pilots from different backgrounds and strata of society access to expensive training that would otherwise be far from affordable to many. The objective is to give everyone a chance, and in the process, also ensure that a pool of trained pilots is available to British Airways for the taking.
Given that British Airways offers world-class training, this can be a great opportunity for those who aspire to be pilots. While the airline hires commercial pilots, it also offers opportunities to military pilots to work in the commercial aviation space after their tenure with the UK Armed Forces is over.
Not long ago, there were reports that British Airways is considering expanding in India, considering the increasing demand for air travel. The airline has about 2,000 employees in India.