Austrian Airlines cadet program

Austrian Airlines offers a cadet program which allows you to become a pilot on the national carrier. Austrian Airlines is part of the Lufthansa group and training is offered by the European Flight Academy.

The cost to you is €40,000 which can be deferred and paid through your salary if successful.


  • Permanent EU & CH residence and work permit and unrestricted passport
  • 18 years of age at the beginning of training
  • Medical fitness (verification not necessary at the time of application)
  • Fluent English
  • Fluent German
  • Matura/Abitur (qualified for university matriculation) or a general/subject-specific higher education entrance qualification
  • Minimum height of 1.65 m
  • For wearer of glasses/contact lenses: far or nearsightedness of +3.0/-3.0 diopters (not corrected with laser surgery)
  • No prior psychological assessment by the DLR („keine bisherige Teilnahme an einer psychologischen Untersuchung der Luftfahrt des DLR“)

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