BA to recruit more than 800 pilots
Nikhil Kumar is The Independent's New York correspondent. He was formerly assistant editor on the foreign desk and has also done a variety of jobs on the city desk, where he wrote about markets, commodities and other business and economics topics.
Friday 12 August 2011
British Airways launched its biggest pilot recruitment drive in more than a decade yesterday, unveiling plans to hire more than 800 new pilots by 2016.
The airline said the new hires would come via three recruitment programmes, including a joint initative with the UK armed forces to give military pilots a chance to make a career in commercial aviation.
BA will also recruit qualified pilots from other airlines, and help people to train as airline pilots for the first time via its "Future Pilot Programme".
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