Look no further than our prestigious, Air India Cadet Pilot Programme, where your dreams of navigating the friendly skies will become a reality. Learn from experienced and certified flight instructors and train with the latest aviation technology and equipment at our academy. Join us on a thrilling journey that will transform your passion for aviation into a high-flying career. 

We promise you an education that will prepare you to understand the complexities of what it takes to conquer the skies.

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Why choose us?

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to


Represent India around the globe as we are the flagship international carrier of India.


Travel the world with our technologically advanced fleet, which is set to grow by 3X.


Be a part of Air India’s transformation as we aspire to become a world class airline by 2027.


As an Air India Pilot, you'll also reap the rewards of a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

We are taking significant steps in advancing our training infrastructure.

Your wings are waiting

  • We are setting up our own Training Academy in Gurgaon, India, to impart training to pilots, cabin crew, ground staff, security personnel, and engineers. For ab-initio pilot training, we have partnered with leading flying schools from across the globe.
  • The Air India Training Academy is in partnership with global original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to provide best-in-class training support and to create a customised curriculum that meets the standards envisaged by Air India.  
  • The Training Academy will house simulators for pilot training across the Air India fleet where Commercial Pilot License (CPL) holders from the Air India Cadet Pilot Programme will be given type ratings as per Air India’s fleet requirements. 

The courses delivered through this programme will focus on best-in-class training and will be directed towards making you an Air India pilot from day one.

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We are taking significant steps in advancing our training infrastructure.
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Your Path to the Cockpit

Air India Cadet Pilot Programme is designed to equip aspiring aviators with the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to become confident and capable commercial airline pilots. With a structured curriculum and expert instructors, we guide you through each step of the journey, from the classroom to the cockpit.


Online Application

Begin your journey by submitting your application online. Ensure that you meet all eligibility requirements before proceeding.


Technical Evaluation

In this stage, we put your critical thinking, numerical reasoning skills, the ability to perform under pressure, motor skills, and spatial awareness to the test. Your performance here determines your progression to the next evaluation phase.

Non-Technical Evaluation

This stage evaluates your capacity to collaborate effectively, your ability to thrive in group dynamics, and how you distinguish yourself during a series of panel and group interviews.

Join the Air India Cadet Pilot Program

Upon successfully passing all assessments, you will earn the opportunity to become a part of Air India Cadet Pilot Programme and get a step closer to realizing your dreams.

What We Offer


Comprehensive Training

Our programme covers a wide range of aviation subjects, including aerodynamics, navigation, aviation regulations, and aircraft systems. We have partnered with top flight schools in the US to offer best-in-class training.


Industry-leading Instructors

Benefit from the guidance of highly experienced and certified flight instructors. Beyond textbook knowledge, they provide invaluable real-world insights, ensuring that your journey through the program is not just educational but also inspiring.



Connect with Air India's experienced pilots and aviation professionals. Gain unique insights into the aviation industry and build lasting connections that will prove instrumental as you embark on your career as a pilot.


Advanced Technology

Train with the latest aviation technology and state-of-the-art equipment, ensuring you are thoroughly prepared to meet the demands of Air India's growing fleet.

Our Partners


School partners

Air India has partnered with top-flight schools across the globe to offer superior training, adhering to the highest standards. Two schools, AeroGuard Flight Training Center and L3Harris Flight Academy, in the United States have been chosen for the Cadet Program.


Financing partner

Air India has partnered with a financial institution for cadets to avail financing for training. However, cadets are free to choose any other financial partner as per their convenience.

Eligibility for Cadet Pilot Programme


Must be a citizen of India or OCI


Age eligibility: 18 to 30 years.


Shall demonstrate good command of written and spoken English


Candidates should be in good physical and mental health.


Candidates will be required to clear a medical test (DGCA Class 1 Medical) prior to starting flight training.


Must have the following educational qualifications:

High School Education Certificate ( National Institute of Open Schooling is also accepted) with 60% in 10+2 including 60% marks in each of the following subjects English, Mathematics & Physics


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