Patria and Xfly, an Estonian ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) operator are expanding their pilot training cooperation. In addition to the earlier agreed ATR MPL (Multi-Crew Pilot License) training programme, Xfly will provide a conditional employment contract to qualifying Patria´s integrated ATP students with an A320 type rating. Patria´s ATP courses have included an A320 type rating since 2021 and in the future this training programme offers a career path to the Estonian state-owned airline company.

“Xfly is expanding its reach to new markets in both Charter and ACMI operations in Europe. This new cooperation with Patria is important to our operations, as hiring of well-trained pilots will be an important step to our success. During summer 2023 we aim to operate more than one A320, and furthermore we plan to increase our Airbus fleet each year according to the market need. Alongside with the agreed ATR MPL programme, we are excited to establish a second line of training cooperation with Patria, now towards our Airbus fleet,” says Jan Palmer, CEO of Nordic Aviation Group.