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British Airways confirms 2024 Speedbird Academy

Lucy Sylvester and Suzy Morgan from British Airways’ pilot recruitment team joined the FLYER Livestream recently and confirmed the return of the airline’s Speedbird Academy in 2024.

During the interview, which features insights into Suzy’s career from gliders to Captain of a Boeing 777 for British Airways, the pair confirmed the return of the hugely successful Speedbird Academy after it launched in 2023.

The Academy application process saw 24,000 people apply, with 8,000 making it through to the second round. All 8,000 applications were then manually reviewed.

Asked about the prospects for 2024, Lucy confirmed that the Academy will return with the same number of cadets as 2023. Last year saw the airline launch looking for 60 new pilots, but the final result was 100 successful applicants.

Watch the video below:


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