As a would-be revolution in flightdeck training, the multicrew pilot licence did not get off to the best start. In 2008, nine newly qualified first officers who had embarked on Sterling Airlines’ pioneering MPL course were made redundant by the ailing Danish carrier. In the depths of a global recession, the fact that their route to the right-hand seat had been tailored specifically to that airline’s way of doing things made finding new jobs harder than for those who had taken the traditional route to their commercial pilot’s licence.
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