Virtual Aviation and Kura announce training partnership
Virtual Aviation and Kura have entered into a training partnership which will result in up to eight Kura students each month undertaking the new Airline Jet Transition (AJT) course delivered by Virtual Aviation.
AJT is a new course which has been developed in a partnership between Kura Aviation, Virtual Aviation and a leading European airline, and is exclusive to Kura’s BESTPILOT™ programme.
AJT takes MCC/JOC training to a whole new level. Designed to ease the transition to flying jet aircraft in a multi-crew environment, Airline Jet Transition is a robust and continually assessed simulator training programme designed to develop the skills and knowledge of the trainee pilot to the highest possible professional standard.
The course takes place at Virtual Aviation’s Cambridge Airport Training Centre and lasts three weeks, including 40 hours B737-800 simulator training. Culminating in a Line Oriented Evaluation (LOE), AJT provides the employing airline with a new First Officer who is extremely well prepared to succeed in type rating.
Kura’s Managing Director, Isobel Hall commented, “We are absolutely delighted to partner with Virtual Aviation in delivering our new Airline Jet Transition course. Virtual Aviation has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality training which is critical to the standards we aim to achieve.”
James Stevenson, Chief Executive of Virtual Aviation said, “We are thrilled to work with Kura, as they are an organisation who genuinely care about the success and wellbeing of each and every student as an individual – and these are values which are really important to us. Working together to develop the AJT has been a stimulating process, as we’ve strived to create an industry-leading course. It’s rewarding that half of the students from the first AJT course have already secured airline jobs”.