European Airline Training Symposium (EATS), Berlin | October 29, 2019–Volotea, the Barcelona-based airline, has chosen Airbus to train all its pilots following the signature of an exclusive five-year contract. The training, which will commence in January 2020, includes Type-Rating* as well as long-term Recurrent** training linked to Volotea’s growing fleet of Airbus A319s – which will exceed 50 aircraft in 2023. The organization of the training plan is currently on-going, paving the way for the ‘go-live’ next year.

Volotea’s trainees will benefit from long-term use of Airbus’ full-flight simulators – located throughout Airbus’ Training Centre Network – and will be taught by a pool of expert pilot instructors, drawn from both Airbus and Volotea. The flexible training scheme will benefit from the cross-fertilization of both Volotea’s and Airbus’ respective expertise and standards. To this end, the airline is initially inducting four of its pilot instructors into Airbus’ training regime, while in parallel, Airbus is aligning around 20 of its own instructors in collaboration with Volotea’s operational requirements. As the airline progressively expands its A319 fleet, the size of the joint instructor pool is expected to commensurably increase. Volotea has selected the Airbus A319 as the model for its planned fleet expansion.

Airbus Services provides state-of-the-art training solutions to ensure safe, reliable and economically-efficient operations on all Airbus aircraft throughout their lifecycle. Airbus is on-hand to offer support every step of the way. A comprehensive and tailored training portfolio is designed and developed by Airbus for airline pilots, cadets, cabin crews, performance & operations engineers, maintenance personnel and structure & repair specialists.


Germany | May 21, 2015– Going forward, Spanish airline Volotea plans to schedule its aircraft use with the NetLine/Sched IT solution from Lufthansa Systems. The two companies recently signed a five-year agreement to this effect.

NetLine/Sched enables Volotea to arrange its schedules to make the best possible use of its available fleet. The solution’s high degree of automation supports planners and speeds up processes. “What-if” scenarios and their cost-effectiveness are also continually taken into account during planning. Volotea will also be using the NetLine/Sched module Slot Manager. Airlines can benefit substantially from automating the complex slot management process as it speeds up the entire flow of information and automatically processes coordinator requirements. Depending on the number of slots that can be used, Slot Manager enables airlines to achieve significant cost savings.

Volotea, the European airline for small and mid-sized cities, offers direct flights at attractive fares. Its fleet consists of 19 Boeing 717. The company made its first flight in April 2012. In 2015, Volotea operates 153 routes on 65 regional capitals and medium European cities, of 8 countries (France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Czech Republic, Croatia and Israel). Since its creation, Volotea has transported 5 million passengers in Europe.