• Course Outline

    CAE is proud to partner IndiGo in the delivery of a new pathway for the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme; the International Pathway.

    Selected cadets will train across two of CAE's Academies in India and Australia.

    This self-sponsored International Pathway is jointly designed by CAE and IndiGo with the opportunity for you to train for a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) and an Airbus A320 Type Rating with CAE before going on to fly as an A320 First Officer with IndiGo.

    Training Pathway

    The unique IndiGo Cadet Pilot program is specifically designed for individuals with no previous flying experience who would like to embark on a career as a pilot.

    The program comprises two phases of training:

    Phase 1:

    This phase provides the cadets with the training required to obtain a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with a Multi-Engine Instrument rating (MEIR) and to complete the required Multi-Engine piloting experience.

    Cadets will first undertake 615 hours of theoretical knowledge training (Ground School) at CAE in Gondia, India. On successful completion cadets will transfer to CAE in Tamworth, Australia where they will undertake the flight training for the CPL, MEIR and Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).

    Upon completion cadets return to CAE in Gondia, India to undertake the flight and theory examination requirements for the DGCA license conversion.

    Phase 2:

    Once the cadets have obtained their DGCA CPL, they move on to the Type Rating (TR) training phase to qualify as a co-pilot on the Airbus A320 aircraft. Type rating training will be conducted at one of CAE’s global network of training Centers such as Bangalore, Kuala Lumpur, Madrid or Dubai;

    The duration of the CPL training is planned at 17 months, which comprises of 12.5 months in Australia for flight school & UPRT training and 4 months of ground school in India for the theoretical knowledge training and further 2 weeks of license conversion training at Gondia campus upon return from Australia. The Airbus A320 type rating is planned at an additional 2 months. However, DGCA licensing, scheduling, cadet performance, weather, and any other delays will extend the duration of the cadet programme.

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