Arajet to Add Two Dominican Pilots Following Cadet Training Program

Arajet to Add Two Dominican Pilots Following Cadet Training Program

Dominican low-cost airline Arajet is adding its first Dominican cadet pilots following their completion of a program, in collaboration with the aircraft manufacturer Boeing, that provided the necessary training to enter the aviation labor market as first officers.

According to the Santo Domingo-based carrier, Cadets José Mauríz and Carlos Martínez “will soon begin to exercise their function in the cockpits of Arajet aircraft, marking a new era of opportunities for young Dominicans who dream of being pilots.”

Adding Dominican pilots has been a goal of Arajet, according to company founder and CEO Víctor Pacheco Méndez.

“For Arajet, creating a Dominican airline also means that there is a transfer of knowledge for Dominican talent,” said Pacheco Méndez.

He added that the company wants to continue to “train not only pilots but all kinds of technicians in the area of aviation that allows us to consolidate ourselves as a flag carrier of national pride, full of Dominican collaborators in all areas,”

The aspiring first officers expressed their satisfaction with the support they have received through this program, which will allow young people with low flight hours to increase their knowledge and prepare for commercial aviation.

The airline reported that the two pilots will soon begin the second stage of the program, which consists of competency interviews, simulator tests, and evaluations of technical knowledge to comply with world standards.

Arajet added that this “platform is part of its commitment to contribute to the growth of the aviation sector in the Dominican Republic and make the country the preferred hub for connections in the Caribbean.”

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