Pilot training

Patria will provide Estonian based Xfly, a leading capacity provider for airlines in Europe, training of future ATR 72 First Officers. Patria´s training will be based on Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) programme for students starting their studies before the end of 2023. Patria will train the cadets, coming mainly from Sweden and Denmark, at its locations in Finland and Spain. The first group will start their studies in September 2022.

”Partnership with Xfly is highly international, which is a good indication of our ability to serve our foreign airline customers. In addition, we are now expanding our MPL training portfolio to include ATR 72 aircraft”, says Mats Warstedt Senior Vice President for Patria’s Nordics market area.

”Aviation industry is growing and we see a great demand for new and skilled pilots on the market. This demand will increase in the coming years. To become a pilot is one of the most interesting journeys to young people towards a professional career and Xfly is ready to offer a job for graduated newcomers. This is the fastest way to the cockpit as a professional pilot. We are very pleased of having Patria’s Pilot Training, one of the best flying schools in Europe, as our partner”, states Jan Palmer, CEO at Xfly. 

For further information:

Mats Warstedt, Senior Vice President, Nordics, Patria, tel: +46 739 449 108, [email protected]

Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, pilot training and technology solutions. Patria provides its aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services. Patria’s mission is to give its customers confidence in all conditions, and the vision is to be the #1 partner for critical operations on land, sea and air. Patria has several locations including Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, The Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia and Spain. Patria employs 3,000 professionals. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Patria owns 50% of Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.

The requirements of candidates and a detailed description of the training programme can be found online at