FAQs

Application and Assessment

AirAsia provides the perfect launch pad to start your career as a pilot. You can enroll with us, clear our assessment to then undergo training at our partner training centres.
At AirAsia we don’t just train cadet pilots but future Captains. The purpose of this course is to mould young Cadets in their career path towards becoming Second Officers, First Officers and eventually Captains. At AirAsia we have a road map in place for the cadet from the day of joining to to his/her release as a second officer.
No. All applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are welcome to apply and those with suitable attributes and prerequisites will be considered.
The only restriction on eyesight, is the requirement for the applicant to hold a Class 1 Medical. For more information on the medicals and requirements, please visit the DGCA Website www.dgca.nic.in.
The medical requirements and centres are defined by DGCA, visit www.dgca.nic.in for details on medical requirement and centres
Transportation is the responsibility of the candidate. the candidate must make arrangements for their travel to and from the examination centres.
Candidates are required to make arrangements for their stay as deemed necessary for the examination by themselves.

General

No, you should have passed class 12.
You will be given an LOI from AirAsia India, you will join us as Second Officer after successfully completing the Cadet program.
Accommodation & Transport at ground school, Airline tickets to your flying school.
Currently, we do not have any relationship with the bank for a loan.
Training amount would be paid in parts, i.e Initial cost of Ground school followed by Flying and Type Rating.
18- 24 months.
Yes, Diploma candidates are eligible but should have studied physics or applied science in Diploma.
Yes, We do consider NIOS scores of candidates.
No, there would be no stipend during the course of training.
No, it is not Mandatory to hold class 1 for assessment however you should be able to clear Class 1 medical before stating flying school.

Investment & Funding

AirAsia is not considered as a guarantor to any of the loans the cadet may avail from any bank. Cadets are responsible for financing their course of study individually.
Yes, candidates will be responsible for applicable assessment fee during the course of the selection process. Candidate must pay INR 3,500/- at the time of application (Stage 1 – Suitability). Shortlisted candidates appearing for Stage 2 – Proficiency will pay an additional INR 5,000/- as QCT and PAS fee. Candidates selected to move to Stage 3 – Pilot Aptitude will pay an additional INR 5,000/- as assessment fee for the Psychomotor, Spatial ability and Physics exam. The details of payment and related bank account details will be notified during the process. The final fee amount details are subject to change in this case updates will be communicated to the related candidates prior to the assessment.
Examination fees and registration fees are non refundable. They have been meticulously calculated based on the resources required for the exams and selection process.

Program Overview

The duration of the program up to CPL with type-rating is 24 months. However, this may vary and is dependent on cadet performance, weather and other external factors.
AirAsia currently operates out of 4 primary hubs, namely Bengaluru, New Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. On completion of the course, cadets will be based in one of the 4 above mentioned hubs subject to availability.
Accommodation, food and transport will be available for 12 Months during the candidates CPL training only.
As a cadet from day one you will be part of the AirAsia Allstar family. The training will be conducted by AirAsia at one of our approved partner training centres.
Air travel expenses between India and the overseas training facility are at additional costs. While candidates would take care of making their own travel and visa arrangements, our program team will assist you with questions during this process.

Terminology

A Type rating is a qualification to fly a specific model of aircraft. Any aircraft which has a maximum take off weight of more than 5,700 kgs or is turbine powered requires a type rating to operate. A type rating course consists of a technical ground school course, covering the aircrafts systems and performance, and a simulator course, where you learn to fly the aircraft in normal and emergency situations.
At AirAsia we operate the Airbus A320. At the end of the course, cadets will be qualified type rated Airbus pilots.
  • DGCA :
    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is the Indian governmental regulatory body for civil aviation.
  • CASA :
    The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is the Australian (CASA) is the Australian national authority for civil aviation.
  • SPL :
    Student Pilot Licence (SPL)
  • PPL :
    Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
  • CPL :
    Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
  • ME :
    Multi-Engine is a course designed to train pilots to fly aircraft with more than one engine.
  • IR :
    Instrument Rating is a course designed to train pilots to fly the airplane under instrument flight rules.
  • RTR :
    Radio Telephony Restricted (aeronautical) required for the use of communication equipment in an aircraft.
  • FRTOL :
    The Flight Radiotelephony Operator’s Licence (FRTOL) authorises you to operate an Aircraft Radio Station.
  • MCC :
    Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) is a course undertaken after attaining a CPL that trains pilots to operate effectively as a team.
  • JOC :
    Jet Orientation Course (JOC) is a course designed to train pilots on the mechanics and operation of jet engines.
  • QTS :
    Quantitative Critical Thinking: A series of tests to assess your critical thinking as well linguistic and numerical proficiency.
  • PAS :
    Psychological Screening : Its purpose is to identify behaviour traits, general intelligence, judgment and integrity.
AirAsia provides the perfect launch pad to start your career as a pilot. You can enroll with us, clear our assessment to then undergo training at our partner training centres.
At AirAsia we don’t just train cadet pilots but future Captains. The purpose of this course is to mould young Cadets in their career path towards becoming Second Officers, First Officers and eventually Captains. At AirAsia we have a road map in place for the cadet from the day of joining to to his/her release as a second officer.
No. All applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are welcome to apply and those with suitable attributes and prerequisites will be considered.
The only restriction on eyesight, is the requirement for the applicant to hold a Class 1 Medical. For more information on the medicals and requirements, please visit the DGCA Website www.dgca.nic.in.
The medical requirements and centres are defined by DGCA, visit www.dgca.nic.in for details on medical requirement and centres
Transportation is the responsibility of the candidate. the candidate must make arrangements for their travel to and from the examination centres.
Candidates are required to make arrangements for their stay as deemed necessary for the examination by themselves.
You will be given an LOI from AirAsia India, you will join us as Second Officer after successfully completing the Cadet program.
Accommodation & Transport at ground school, Airline tickets to your flying school.
Currently, we do not have any relationship with the bank for a loan.
Training amount would be paid in parts, i.e Initial cost of Ground school followed by Flying and Type Rating.
Yes, Diploma candidates are eligible but should have studied physics or applied science in Diploma.
Yes, We do consider NIOS scores of candidates.
No, there would be no stipend during the course of training.
No, it is not Mandatory to hold class 1 for assessment however you should be able to clear Class 1 medical before stating flying school.
AirAsia is not considered as a guarantor to any of the loans the cadet may avail from any bank. Cadets are responsible for financing their course of study individually.
Yes, candidates will be responsible for applicable assessment fee during the course of the selection process. Candidate must pay INR 3,500/- at the time of application (Stage 1 – Suitability). Shortlisted candidates appearing for Stage 2 – Proficiency will pay an additional INR 5,000/- as QCT and PAS fee. Candidates selected to move to Stage 3 – Pilot Aptitude will pay an additional INR 5,000/- as assessment fee for the Psychomotor, Spatial ability and Physics exam. The details of payment and related bank account details will be notified during the process. The final fee amount details are subject to change in this case updates will be communicated to the related candidates prior to the assessment.
Examination fees and registration fees are non refundable. They have been meticulously calculated based on the resources required for the exams and selection process.
The duration of the program up to CPL with type-rating is 24 months. However, this may vary and is dependent on cadet performance, weather and other external factors.
AirAsia currently operates out of 4 primary hubs, namely Bengaluru, New Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. On completion of the course, cadets will be based in one of the 4 above mentioned hubs subject to availability.
Accommodation, food and transport will be available for 12 Months during the candidates CPL training only.
As a cadet from day one you will be part of the AirAsia Allstar family. The training will be conducted by AirAsia at one of our approved partner training centres.
Air travel expenses between India and the overseas training facility are at additional costs. While candidates would take care of making their own travel and visa arrangements, our program team will assist you with questions during this process.
A Type rating is a qualification to fly a specific model of aircraft. Any aircraft which has a maximum take off weight of more than 5,700 kgs or is turbine powered requires a type rating to operate. A type rating course consists of a technical ground school course, covering the aircrafts systems and performance, and a simulator course, where you learn to fly the aircraft in normal and emergency situations.
At AirAsia we operate the Airbus A320. At the end of the course, cadets will be qualified type rated Airbus pilots.
  • DGCA :
    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is the Indian governmental regulatory body for civil aviation.
  • CASA :
    The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is the Australian (CASA) is the Australian national authority for civil aviation.
  • SPL :
    Student Pilot Licence (SPL)
  • PPL :
    Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
  • CPL :
    Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
  • ME :
    Multi-Engine is a course designed to train pilots to fly aircraft with more than one engine.
  • IR :
    Instrument Rating is a course designed to train pilots to fly the airplane under instrument flight rules.
  • RTR :
    Radio Telephony Restricted (aeronautical) required for the use of communication equipment in an aircraft.
  • FRTOL :
    The Flight Radiotelephony Operator’s Licence (FRTOL) authorises you to operate an Aircraft Radio Station.
  • MCC :
    Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) is a course undertaken after attaining a CPL that trains pilots to operate effectively as a team.
  • JOC :
    Jet Orientation Course (JOC) is a course designed to train pilots on the mechanics and operation of jet engines.
  • QTS :
    Quantitative Critical Thinking: A series of tests to assess your critical thinking as well linguistic and numerical proficiency.
  • PAS :
    Psychological Screening : Its purpose is to identify behaviour traits, general intelligence, judgment and integrity.