British Airways said it is launching its "biggest pilot recruitment drive in more than 10 years" with the aim of hiring 800 new flight deck crew members by 2016. For the first time, BA will sponsor its own recruitment/training program that appears to be somewhat in the mold of ab initio programs used by other airlines, including Lufthansa and Emirates. BA said its "future pilot program" will enable "400 applicants to gain a place at an approved flight training ...

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