DENTO GROUP has one of the most succesful ab initio airline pilot training programs in Cyprus. The latin adverb "ab initio" translates as "from the beginning", thereby used as an industry standard airline oriented flight training program for cadets from zero experience to becoming a commercial pilot.
The AB-inition course can be conducted as a modular course (broken into different courses) or as an integrated course. DENTO GROUP only conducts this course as a modular course as it feels that this allows the cadets to gain the valuable flight time experience while progressing along throught the course modules.
PPL Theoretical Training (100 hrs): The purpose of the theoretical training is to teach the syllabus for the nine theoretical subjects and to pass the relevant in-house exams. For this purpose, “Dento” has created its own e-learning platform which allows online learning, followed by a minimum of 2 days classroom review and then relevant in-house exams.
PPL Flight Training (45 hrs): Once a minimum level of theoretical training is completed, the students could commence flight training congruently with their theoretical training.
Note: Prior to the 1st solo, all students should obtain a Class I Medical. Additionally, all trainees should demonstrate at least an Operational Level of English Language Proficiency (ELP) before their PPL skill test.
Night Rating (5 hrs theory + 5hrs practical): This phase also includes theoretical and practical training. Therefore, here too, “Dento” has created its own e-learning platform which allows online learning, followed by instructor briefings and finally by the flight training.
ATP Theoretical Training (650 hrs): The purpose of the theoretical training is to teach the syllabus for the thirteen theoretical subjects and to pass the relevant EASA exams. For this purpose, we cooperate with Bristol Ground School and the course is conducted four days per week, as an in-classroom ground school.
Hour Building: This part would be conducted once a week.
Note: Weekly training plan entails, A) theoretical training to be conducted four days per week with 25% of the time been allocated for review, and B) flight training (hour building) to be conducted once weekly.
This phase commences once, A) all the 13 ATP written exams have been passed, and B) have completed the hour building.
Combine MEP / IR / CPL (A) in sequence : This is the last and final phase of training which is completed as shown above. Once the training is completed, then the IR and CPL skill tests could be conducted.
Once all the phases are successfully completed, the successful students are eligible to obtain a CPL / IR / MEP and once they complete 1.500 hrs of flying experience, they would be eligible to obtain an ATPL.
The purpose of the ground training is to teach the syllabus for the Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Course. For this purpose “Dento” has created its own e-learning platform which allows distance learning which is then followed by an instructor briefing.
The purpose of the ground training is to teach the syllabus for the Advance Upset Prevention Recovery Training (UPRT) Course. For this purpose “Dento” has created its own e-learning platform which allows distance learning which is then followed by an instructor briefing.
Theoretical Training (2 weeks duration): The purpose of the ground training is to teach the APS MCC & MPA Type Rating syllabuses. For this purpose, DENTO GROUP has created its own e-learning platform which allows online learning which is then followed by classroom review and finally in-house written exams.
Flight Training (4 weeks duration): 73 hours Minimum Flight Training: 40 hrs A320 or B737 FTD + 32 hrs A320 or B737 FFS + 1 hr A320 or B737 Aircraft.
DENTO GROUP has one of the most qualified teams on the island of Cyprus. The Theoretical part of the Course is delivered by our Chief Theoretical Knowledge Instructor (CTKI) Mr. Marios Alaeddine who holds a B.S., M.S and Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering and an FI/IRI.
Our Chief Flight Instructor (CFI) Mr. Christos Yiangou previously worked at Nemax Pilot Training as a Flight Instructor and then continued at Egnatia Aviation as Flight instructor for approximately 4 years. He has a total flight time of 1800 hours which 1400hrs are instructional plus 500hrs as FI in simulators.
Our Head of Training Mr. Charalambos Demetriades previously held the post holding Crew Training for two EASA regulated Airlines and has been training Ab-Initio Pilots since 1983 and MPA Pilots since 2002.
He is currently a Senior Examnirer, Instructor and a current airline pilot for Single and Multi Engine Piston Aircrafts, Airbus: A320-A350 and Boeing: B737, B777-B778.
DENTO GROUP is the only ATO in the Republic of Cyprus that facilitates to local airlines, practical pilot assessment services. Local airlines conduct their practical part of their interview evaluation at our headquarters using our A320 Simulator.
Although we do not take any part in the practical pilot assessment conducted by the airlines, we are extremely happy to announce that the success rate of our cadets upon completing their training is above 90%.
Disclaimer: DENTO GROUP does not influence the selection process in any way however, recruitment recommendations are often requested by our local airlines.