First Officer Training

Type rating training for Cathay Dragon’s Airbus A320/1 or A330 fleets is conducted in the Cathay Pacific Group Flight Training Centre in Hong Kong. Airbus type-rated pilots complete a short course for either fleet, and non-Airbus type-rated pilots complete a full conversion course. All type rating courses generally culminate in Aircraft Base Training for Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department licensing purposes, and are competency-based and operationally focused. Line Flying Under Supervision training prior to release to line operations is tailored to the new-joining pilot’s experience level, with an emphasis on maximum exposure to Cathay Dragon’s varied operating environment.

Further training programmes are provided to assist first officers in developing command skills prior to commencing a command upgrade course.