VA Airline Training's (VA) inaugural Ryanair Mentored Programme APS MCC graduates have all joined the airline. The successful graduates will undertake an upcoming B737 type rating.

Cambridge-based VA is Ryanair's only training provider in the UK for the Mentored APS MCC programme. It pioneered the new EASA Airline Pilot Standards Multi-crew Cooperation Course (APS MCC) in the UK 2018 and in 2019 became the first ATO globally to offer APS MCC training for both the B737NG and the A320.

Anthony Petteford, VA Airline Training MD was "super excited" upon hearing the news from Ryanair.

“They are testament to the clear focus on core competencies developed during APC MCC training and how this focussed course also meets the aspirations of Ryanair; demonstrating that the mentored programme clearly works.

"I am confident their talents will continue to shine during their Type Rating and onto line operations with Ryanair."