MEA Pilot Recruitment

Middle East Airlines

MEA is inviting applications from young, motivated, hard working, determined and creative Lebanese Nationals to be trained under the MEA Cadet Pilot Training Program, to become qualified First Officers (Co-Pilots). They will be required eventually to work as part of the Flight Crew (Pilots) on modern aircrafts of MEA’s new state of the art fleet.

The airline pilot’s profession requires the safety awareness and the demonstration of high standards of mental and physical skills e.g. problem solving , coping with pressure and change in addition to certain personality traits such as discipline, high moral values and integrity (Ethics). Airline pilots have to be good team -players and should be able to adapt to working within a multi-national environment and international training. Interested Candidates will undergo a selection process which will determine their suitability for the role of First Officers. This selection process is divided into several stages, which necessitates passing them successfully. Successful candidates will join the MEA Cadet Pilot Training Program designed to train them to obtain the European JAA (Joint Aviation Authorities) Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), Commercial Pilot License (CPL), and Instrument Rating (IR), Multi Crew Cooperation Course (MCC) and Jet Orientation Course (JOC).

This training is conducted at a contracted renowned flying school, usually Flight Training Europe . All testing will be conducted under the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority regulations.

The duration of the initial (ab-initio) training, comprised of ground school, simulator, actual airplane flying and JOC is estimated at 66 weeks. The cost of this program includes full board accommodation.

Following the successful completion of the initial (ab-initio) training, the cadet will also undergo a Type Rating training (estimated at 6 weeks). For information about MEA Corporate Structure and fleet visit The functions of the pilots (Flight Crew) in MEA are within the Operations Division.

The following pages contain the information required to take you through the selection process. MEA reserves the right to change the information below if and when deemed necessary.


1. General Requirements
A. Lebanese Nationality.
B. Recent and clean judicial record.
C. Medically fit.
D. Prepared to undergo rigorous medical testing, theoretical, and flight training.
E. Have not applied more than once to the program. Only one repeat is allowed.
2. Age
Born between 01/01/1992 and 31/12/1997 (both dates inclusive).
3. Education
A. Lebanese Baccalaureate or official equivalence .
B. Holding a university (any major) degree or CPL/IR
C. Candidates who do not comply with “B” above, and are expected to complete their university degree by August 2018, may apply and shall be considered, but will not be accepted for training until they complete their university degree.
4. Physical Requirements
A. Acceptable physical appearance.
B. Height: minimum 170 cm (males) and 168 cm (females).
C. Weight: appropriate to height.
D. Adequate Body Mass Index (BMI)
5. Medical Requirements
A. In good health.
B. MEA’s Cadet Pilot Medical screening form to be Completed , Approved and Signed by your physician, (download form 3)
C. Non smoker; if you are a smoker you must stop smoking (proof is required).
6. Languages speaking reading and writing
A. English
B. Arabic
7. Competences
A. Math
B. Physics
C. Mechanical comprehension
D. General aptitude
E. Computer skills / Pilot aptitude.
Last Recruitment: May 2017
Recruitment anticipated: May 2017
Status: Open

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