Oman Air expands Omani pilot recruitment programme

Oman Air expands Omani pilot recruitment programme

Following a huge response to its current recruitment drive, Oman Air is expanding opportunities for Omani nationals to become pilots with the airline.

The national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman is now accepting applications from graduates with no prior flight training, as well as those who already have experience.

Once accepted, Omani citizens with no prior flying experience or qualification will be enrolled in the Cadet Pilot training programme, the study cost of which will be covered 100 per cent by Oman Air.

They will undergo their initial flight training in an Approved Training Organisation selected by the airline, followed by a type rated course on successful completion of their initial flight training.

Successful applicants who have funded their own flight training prior to approaching Oman Air are known as Ab Initio Pilots: Licensed Pilots with no previous airline experience and/or Type Rating.


They will be enrolled as second officers on a Type Rating course in one of the Airlines narrow body aircraft after, depending on company requirements.

Captain Moosa Al Shidhani, acting chief officer flight operations at Oman Air, commented: “Oman Air is delighted to be expanding its pilot recruitment programme and giving more Omani men and women the opportunity to develop a career in civil aviation.

“This step builds on our continuing recruitment programme, which has resulted in a huge number of applications being received by Oman Air.

“It also reaffirms our commitment, as our country’s proud national carrier, to actively supporting the government in its work to increase employment and career opportunities for the people of the Sultanate.

“As Oman Air continues its ambitious programme of fleet and network expansion, we look forward to welcoming many more Omani Cadet Pilots and Ab Initio Pilots to the company.

“Together, we will help to ensure that every customer enjoys Oman Air’s award-winning products and services aboard one of the most comfortable, reliable and youngest fleets in the skies.”

Applicants for Cadet Pilot positions should be Omani nationals aged between 17 and 26 years old, as of December 31st 2015.