Jakarta -Garuda Indonesia, a full-service or full-service airline, recruits 132 pilot ab initio to be trained to become a co-pilot or first officer.
Director of Operations of PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk. Capt. Triyanto Moeharsono said of the number, as many as 72 pilots for Garuda Indonesia and 60 pilots for its subsidiary, Citilink Indonesia.
“Yes, this year we recruited a total of 132 pilot ab initio,” said Triyanto, Sunday (1/4/2018).
He further explained that hundreds of pilots will be included in the training for 7 to 9 months. The training consists of ground training and flight training.
It said the training was held to prepare the pilot to be a junior co-pilot. Pilot ab initio is the designation for newly graduated pilots and get a commercial pilot license.
The pilot’s flying experience in carrying passengers does not yet exist. In fact, experience is only gained while studying in flyer schools.
He explained the pilot still takes a long time to become captain of the pilot. Garuda Indonesia sets a 5-year standard with 3,000 flight hours to co-pilot as one of the requirements to become aviator captain.
“This 3,000 hour standard is set by Garuda Indonesia internal, we want a high level of safety for passengers,” he said.
Currently, the GIAA coded issuer is trying to recruit 80 captain pilots to fly the fleet owned. Many corporate co-pilots are not yet ready to become aviator captains.
It details the ratio of aviator captains required for Boeing 737 type aircraft as much as 4.6 captains, Airbus 330 for seven captains, and Boeing 777 as many as 9 captains. All formations are multiplied by two working hours (shift).