For the vast majority of airlines and air operators in Canada, pilots are required to complete aircraft type specific training in order to be qualified to operate that aircraft. This training can be an expensive proposition, often requiring the pilot to attend hours of ground school and simulator training. If the pilot then finds other employment, the airline is forced to find another pilot and pay additional training costs.
To remedy this, many airlines have instituted a ‘training bond’. A training bond is a contract between the employee pilot and the employer air operator indicating that the pilot will have his or her training paid for (and his or her accommodations paid for during training), but only if he or …Keep reading