Colombo (EconomyNext) – SriLankan Airlines said its latest batch of cadet pilots were awarded their ‘Wings’ when they passed out as Junior First Officers at a Wings Ceremony held at the airline training centre recently.
“Two batches graduated at the ceremony having undergone a stringent one-year training programme before qualifying to fly with the national carrier and obtaining a licence from the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka,” a statement said.
It said demand for professionally trained pilots in the global aviation industry was continuing to increase.
“SriLankan Airlines will continue to recruit and provide the necessary training and skills for young men and women who seek an exciting and rewarding career in flying and cater to its own growth and capacity needs.”
The airline said it commenced a wide body fleet modernisation programme last year, replacing its ageing fleet of wide body Airbus 340’s with the brand new and fuel efficient A330-300 aircraft.