Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) have contracted Greek Flight School Egnatia Aviation to deliver the core flying phase of their successful Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL) programme which they run in partnership with the Middle Eastern airline Air Arabia. AAG's MPL programme has been running for several years and has seen some 61 cadets go through training to become First Officers with Air Arabia. There are approximately 100 in training. This ab initio course commences with theoretical knowledge training at AAG's facilities in Sharjah for eight months, after which cadets will go to Egnatia to learn their core flying skills. Cadets will spend around 12 weeks at Egnatia before returning to Sharjah for basic, intermediate and advanced training at AAG and Air Arabia. Training culminates in an Airbus A320 Type Rating and base training with take offs and landings in the actual aircraft.