ANA to begin MPL training in summer 2014

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) will introduce a new basic training programme for its pilots starting summer 2014.

The multicrew pilot licence (MPL) programme is set to be introduced after determining that it met ANA’s group requirements of providing effective and consistent training, it says.

The new programme is expected to significantly reduce pilot training time compared with previous methods, while allowing trainees to gain skills required for airline operations, in addition to piloting skills.

ANA has opted to outsource the MPL training programme to Lufthansa Flight Training (LFT), although this will be subjected to approvals from the relevant authorities, the airline adds.

LFT, a subsidiary of German carrier Lufthansa, specialises in training services for pilots, emergency and service for cabin crews.