Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) formally signed a memorandum of agreement with the Air Cavaliers Credit Cooperative (ACCC), which aims to extend the cooperative’s loan facility for members or their dependents interested to undertake either AAG’s Airline Pilot Program (APP) or First Officer Transition (FOT) Program.
First to avail of the financing program is incoming Cadet John Benedict Lascuna who is joining the Airline Pilot Program (APP) 05-2022, scheduled to commence on 20 September 2022. Lascuna’s mother is an associate member of ACCC.
“We continuously work to expand our capacity to help young individuals realize their dreams through partners just like ACCC. Flight training is very expensive and financing remains to be one of the biggest hurdles confronting individuals wanting to become commercial airline pilots,” said Cristopher Magdangal, AAG Regional Director for Asia-Pacific.
“We are looking for ways to extend a similar funding model for aircraft maintenance training and we hope ACCC can consider this opportunity moving forward. We are partnering with a huge OEM from the west to strengthen the qualifications of our aircraft maintenance engineers and bridge the gap between training/graduation and actual employment. We are leveling-up the quality of training so we can produce more world-class manpower capable of competing in the global arena. There is a huge potential and we would like to have ACCC as a partner in this strategic initiative,” Magdangal added.