SunExpress Airlines, a joint venture between Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, and AYJET decided to cooperate in pilot training by implementing the MPL Integrated Training program. With this cooperation MPL Integrated Training Program has been implemented for the first time in Turkey. The selection stages of the pilot candidates to participate in the MPL Integrated Training Program are carried out by SunExpress Airlines. For this program it is required to be Turkish citizens, university graduates and have a good command of English.
Within the scope of MPL Integrated Training program, ATPL(A) theoretical knowledge training and Core Flying Skill Phase 1 and Basic Phase 2 are given by AYJET Approved Training Organization. Intermediate Phase 3 and Advanced Phase 4 are provided by the SunExpress Approved Training Organization.
The candidates are not charged for the training cost. Candidates, who participate in the MPL Integrated Training program, will be employed under the SunExpress Airlines umbrella if they have successfully completed the training. The costs of the MPL Integrated Training Program will be covered by regular deductions from the salaries of the pilots, trained in this program.
Within the scope of this cooperation, it is planned to train 120 pilots in six terms. Five terms were started in 2019 and the 6th term will be started in 2020.