Icelandair Launches New Training Programme

Keflavík airport Icelandair

Icelandair has announced the launch of a new training programme, set to begin this winter.

The programme will partner together with the Norwegian Pilot Flight Academy and is intended to give students priority to employment at Icelandair upon graduation.

Applications for the program will be open from September 14th to September 28th, 2023.

Crucial to support aviation

Regarding the recent announcement, Icelandair CEO Bogi Nils Bogason stated: “As an island, Iceland is heavily reliant on aviation, so it is crucial that we offer excellent educational opportunities in the specialized fields of aviation. While Icelandair continues to experience high demand for positions within our company, it is important to support the continued growth of our society and ensure a skilled workforce for the future.”

The programme is open to applicants between the ages 18-30 who have a high school level education and good English skills. Icelandic proficiency is not required, but desirable.

The first part of the training is theoretical and takes place in Sandefjord, Norway, lasting for about 8 months. Students will then go to Texas for 4 months to complete their practical training.

After completing their practical training, students return to Norway for instrument and multi-engine training (approximately 90 flight hours), along with A-UPRT and APS MCC training.

The entire programme takes approximately 18 months.