Thank you for inquiring on Eagle Jet International's professional airline first officer advanced flight training programs. Our programs which commenced in 1996 give pilots from any country the opportunity to obtain the airline first officer experience taking place during actual commercial flight operations required to meet and exceed the hiring requirements of airlines worldwide (not simulator or flight school general aviation flight time). These requirements greatly vary depending on each airline's location. As an example, the airline requirements to be hired in Europe are very different from the ones required in the United States. In order to be able to provide such a wide range of programs so every pilot can be hired by an airline in the geographical area of their choice, Eagle Jet International's advanced airline programs offer one of the world's most diversified aircraft and flight environments on the world market today.
Currently, the number of aircraft being utilized for Eagle Jet International’s advanced training programs with contracted airlines totals over 400. With new programs on the horizon, a continuous effort to build new programs is a never-ending task at Eagle Jet International. Our advanced training domiciles offer the most unique and challenging flight conditions for any pilot coming to us. Our heavy jet programs are based in the European area and in Asia. Our corporate jet and multiengine turboprop programs are based in the United States (Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington just to mention a few states).
Our programs based in the United States give FAA licensed pilots the opportunity to gain airline multiengine turboprop first officer experience including operations to and from some of the largest U.S. airports. Any domestic or international pilot holding an FAA license has access to these programs. Should a pilot not hold the FAA license, a short license conversion course is required and can be obtained in any U.S. flight school of pilot's choice. This experience has been greatly appreciated by the many U.S. regional airlines and foreign airlines which have been hiring our turboprop pilots since 1996. Completing the flight portion of the program does not mean that Eagle Jet International is finished with its commitment to the pilot. We will provide the U.S. citizen and green card holder pilots with pre-interview preparation along with a 40 hour CBT Glass Cockpit Transition program. We know the in and out's of the airline interview process so the pilot will be professionally prepared for the interview task.
Flexibility in our multiengine turboprop advanced first officer programs has become one of our strongest assets. Turbine flight hours can be purchased in hour blocks to suit the individual's needs and financial means. Eagle Jet International offers to break down the total cost of its multiengine turboprop programs in progressive payments. This feature helps ease the financial burden put on the pilot or their families. Beware of any advanced flight training company that requires all of your money up front as this could prove to be a big financial mistake! At a rate of only $75 per turboprop flight hour including the airline conversion course and training to be qualified on the aircraft, the 250 hour multiengine turboprop programs are of special interest for pilots looking at securing employment. Many of our pilots are in fact hired by U.S. regional airlines with only 100 hours of airline experience.
Our programs based in the European area give European JAA pilots the opportunity to gain Boeing 737 and Airbus 320 first officer experience in European airspace including operations to and from the largest western European airports. This experience has also been greatly appreciated by the many airlines which have been hiring our JAA B737 and A320 pilots since 1996. The key to getting hired by European airlines is the amount of hours on type. JAA pilots who have completed a 300 hour B737 or A320 program have been highly successful in securing rapid employment during or shortly after program completion. Joining a program with less than 300 hours is not recommended as it often does not lead to employment.
Our programs based in Asia give pilots that hold an ICAO license (FAA, JAA, Transport Canada, Australian CASA, etc) the opportunity to gain heavy jet first officer experience including operations to and from some of the largest Asian airports. This experience again has proven to be exactly what the airlines who have been hiring our ICAO A320 and B737 pilots are looking for. ICAO pilots who have completed a 300 or 500 hour A320 or B737 program have been highly successful in securing rapid employment during or shortly after program completion.
Our unique airline first officer programs take place during actual airline commercial operations as no simulator training or flight school general aviation training can replace actual airline experience. Pilots coming from the flight school environment generally do not have any commercial air carrier flying experience. U.S. regional airlines give priority to pilots who are already experienced and familiar with the airline flight environment on advanced turbine powered aircraft before investing a substantial financial amount in their regional jet training (or heavy turboprop training in some cases). Heavy jet airlines worldwide are looking for pilots already type rated on the aircraft they operate as well as having a certain amount of hours on type. This is why pilots enrolled in one of our programs are being hired during or shortly after completion of their programs by airlines worldwide.
We thank you again for taking the time to visit our website and appreciate your interest in our many professional airline first officer advanced flight training programs.