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Ryanair Future Flyer Academy Astonfly Program
Become an Airline Pilot in 2 years

Access the Airline Pilot profession with a promise of pre-training recruitment and a type qualification financed by Ryanair

ASTONFLY, EXCLUSIVE PARTNER FOR RYANAIR PILOT TRAINING IN FRANCE

Ryanair Holdings PLC is Europe’s largest airline group, with five companies. It carries over 154 million passengers every year on more than 3,600 daily flights from over 95 bases. The company is renowned for its safety performance and pilot training standards, which are among the highest in the world.

Why become a Ryanair airline pilot?

Starting your career as an airline pilot with the Ryanair group is a unique opportunity offering you 6 major advantages:

    1.  Job security with Europe’s leading employer of pilots,
      Rapid career progression to captain in as little as 3 years’ experience,
    2. A wide choice of operational bases across Europe, thanks to our extensive network,
    3. A stable flight schedule, with no off-base nights and guaranteed rest periods known 4 weeks in advance,
    4. Flying new-generation aircraft, including the Boeing 737 8200,
    5. An average salary superior to that offered by competing airlines.

Chiara, Captain, Boeing 737

Nicholas, AEL-certified captain

Mark, Ryanair TRE

WHY CHOOSE THE RYANAIR FUTURE FLYER ACADEMY PROGRAM

Training to become an airline pilot represents a significant financial investment. The Ryanair Future Flyer Academy enables you to secure a promise of employment with Europe’s number 1 airline, ensuring your future employability, even before you start your training with Astonfly.

Ryanair Future Flyer Academy also guarantees that your Boeing 737 qualification will be financed by Ryanair,
on completion of your Astonfly training.

After 3 years’ experience as a first officer, you can aspire to the position of pilot-in-command with Ryanair.

Ryanair conditional promise of employment

before the start of your Astonfly training course

Type rating financed by Ryanair

Ryanair finances your Boeing 737 type rating with 4 years training credit

Ryanair standardization

Astonfly training based on Ryanair's standard operating procedures (SOPs)

PRÉREQUIS POUR POSTULER AU PROGRAMME RYANAIR FUTURE FLYER ACADEMY

Rights

Freedom to study
in the UE

Employment Rights

Freedom to work in UE or UK or MA

17+

Minimum age

17 years of age at the start of training

Casier judiciaire

Vierge
(Bulletin N°3 ou équivalent)

Criminal record

Clean (Bulletin N°3 or equivalent)

Education level

Baccalaureate or equivalent

Medical aptitude

Class 1 specific to PART-MED regulations

YOUR SELECTION TO THE RYANAIR FUTURE FLYER ACADEMY PROGRAM

To join Astonfly’s Ryanair Future Flyer Academy training program and get your first conditional promise of employment as an airline pilot, you need to pass a specific selection test. This test costs 149 euros.

1. ONLINE PRESELECTION

Pre-selection is based on an online, distance learning test, including various math/physics, logic, reasoning and English tests.

The result determines whether the candidate is retained for the next selection phase.

Successful pre-selection is valid for 12 months.

2. ON-SITE SELECTION

If you are successful in the online pre-selection process, you will be invited to take part in a group test and an individual interview at Astonfly’s site in Paris – Toussus le Noble (FR).

The group test assesses your ability to work in a team, communicate effectively and solve problems collaboratively. The individual interview allows recruiters to better understand your motivations, your passion for aviation and your aptitude to become a professional pilot.

These crucial stages are designed to identify promising talent to join the ranks of Ryanair pilots.

YOUR RYANAIR FUTURE FLYER ACADEMY TRAINING PROGRAM

Discover the next 4 start dates of the Astonfly 24-month full-time training course.

2 SEPT

2024

5 DEC

2024

3 MARCH

2024

2 JUN

2024

2 SEPT

2024

5 DEC

2024

3 MARS

2024

2 JUN

2024

Ryanair's conditional promise of employment

Learn more
24 months full-time

24 months full-time

Theoretical ATPL14 theoretical certificates
FCL.055English language skills
CPL LicenceCommercial Pilot Licence
MEP Qualif. Multi-engine piston
IR ME Qualif.Instrument Flight
UPRTUpset Prevention and Recovery Training
APS MCCWorking with a crew and standardization
Learn more

Ryanair type pre-qualification assessment

TYPE RATING

Aircraft type-specific training
financed by Ryanair

Boeing 737

LINE TRAINING

First flights with passengers

BOEING 737 FIRST OFFICER

BOEING 737 CAPTAIN

From 3 years' experience as a first officer

FINANCE YOUR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING WITH A BANK LOAN

To help you finance your professional project, Astonfly has a partnership with BNP PARIBAS. You benefit from a preferential rate of just 1.99% to finance the cost of your training, with repayment deferred for up to 36 months.

Loan conditions

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Deposit from a third party required.a

Privileges

  • Preferential rate (excluding insurance).
  • 80 free when you open your account.
  • All the banking services offered with Esprit Libre during your studies.
  • Free online account management.
  • Free administration fees.

Terms

  •  Repayment can be deferred for up to 36 months.
  • Repayment possible over 9 years.
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UNIQUE IN FRANCE: SUCCESSFUL OR REIMBURSED TRAINING​

In the event of failure or withdrawal during the theoretical course, Astonfly will reimburse you in full for the sums already paid for your training.

In the event of failure or withdrawal during the practical course, Astonfly will reimburse you for any flight hours not yet used, without penalty.

REQUEST YOUR TRAINING QUOTE

Receive an immediate quote for your airline pilot training (all programmes) and be contacted as soon as possible by our teams, who will guide you towards the programme best suited to your project.

If you have previous flying experience as an aircraft pilot, Astonfly will take this into account and reduce the number of flight hours in your practical training programme.





    THEY BECAME AIRLINE PILOTS WITH ASTONFLY

    With its Ryanair programme, Astonfly has already trained several hundred pilots who are currently working for Europe’s leading airline.

    DID YOU KNOW?

    The salary of an airline pilot varies widely, from €36 to €200,000 gross per year, depending on the airline, the type of aircraft operated, the position held (co-pilot or captain), seniority and flight experience.

    If you want to become an airline pilot, you can take the Integrated ATP course (Multi Airlines or Ryanair Future Flyer Academy), which enables you to become an airline pilot thanks to 2 years of intensive, full-time training.

    The Ryanair Future Flyer Academy program is more expensive, as it offers students a conditional promise of employment signed with Ryanair before the start of their training, and the company manages and supervises the student for the duration of their training.

    To help you finance your professional project, Astonfly has a partnership with BNP PARIBAS. You benefit from a preferential rate of just 1.99% to finance the cost of your training, with repayment over 9 years that can be deferred for up to 36 months.

    In the event of failure or withdrawal during the theoretical course, Astonfly will reimburse you in full for the sums already paid for your training. In the event of failure or withdrawal during the practical course, Astonfly will reimburse you for any flight hours not yet used, without penalty.

    To enroll in an Astonfly Ryanair Future Flyer Academy airline pilot course, you need:

    • Freedom to study in the UE
    • Freedom to work in UE or UK or MA
    • 17 years of age at the start of the training
    • Clean Criminal record
    • Highschool diploma
    • Class 1 Medical certificate

    Commercial pilot training typically lasts between 18 and 24 months.

    Astonfly has a fleet of 3 types of aircraft: single-engine Cessna 172S G1000, multi-engine DA42 G1000 and Mudry Cap 10 aerobatic aircraft. The school also has FNPT II-certified flight simulators at Toussus le Noble and Boeing 737 MAX FTD Level 2 simulators in Dublin (Ireland) and Berlin (Germany).

    It is essential for student pilots to have a good level of English, both to be able to follow the theoretical and practical courses, which are given in English, and for radio transmissions, which are mainly in English.

    ONLINE PRE-SELECTION
    02:20

    Pre-selection is based on an online, distance learning test, including various tests in mathematics/physics, logic, reasoning and English. The results determine whether the candidate is selected for the next selection phase.

    Course of the test

    1. The psychometric evaluation assesses the candidate's abilities in 7 areas (70 to 75 minutes):
    - Motivation to lead
    - Growth mindset
    - Safety orientation
    - Stress management
    - Situational awareness and problem solving
    - Collaboration
    - Commercial thinking

    2. Three video assessments
    For each of these 3 videos, you will have 40 seconds of preparation time and a maximum of 2 minutes of recording time, with only one attempt per video. The aim of this assessment is to measure your passion for the course while evaluating your oral expression in English.

    Results

    SUCCESS :
    If the candidate is selected during the online pre-selection, they will be invited to take part in a group test and an individual interview at the Astonfly site in Paris - Toussus le Noble (FR).

    FAIL :
    We will invite you to retry this assessment after you have
    re-trained. After a failed attempt, there is a 2-month waiting period before you can retake the entrance test.

    Your result will be sent to you by e-mail once your scores have been processed by our teams.

    Les normes minimales requises pour accéder à la qualification de type Ryanair sont définies ci-dessous : 
    - ATPL Théorique 85% de réussite moyenne (maximum de 4 répétitions aux certificats ATPL) 
    - Réussite  au premier passage de l'examen en vol CPL (A)
    - Réussite au premier passage de l'examen en vol IR ME
    - Réussite de l'évaluation finale APS MCC