Training offered by the ESMA, aeronautic school

Aviation includes a large number of jobs, all in connection with airports and airlines functioning. To perform a flight, more than 40 jobs may intervene and play a role to complete this mission. There are thus naturally not only the pilots and the cabin crew – whom everybody can meet in a plane – who participate in the smooth functioning of a flight. Multiple jobs with little public awareness cover the global functioning of flight operations. From aircraft mechanics to dispatch managers, a multitude of jobs exists to offer various employment and career development opportunities.

Do you dream of achieving your career in the world of aviation? Whether you like applied subjects, piloting, or team management, each of our training will give you access to various opportunities, and a wide sector, nowadays globalized.

The ESMA Aviation Academy thus prepares trainees to all aviation careers. It is the only multidisciplinary school in Europe which covers almost all the aeraunotical training, from Airline Pilot to Cabin Crew including Maintenance and Ground Staff.


All the ESMA training programs are open for applicants with a A-Level. The school also integrates a Vocational Training Center for Aircraft Maintenance which delivers a professional A-Level. Students are so directly integrated into a company and can practice their theoretical knowledge from the beginning of the training.

The Aeronautic sector being regulated by European and French institutions such as EASA or DGAC, all the students are trained at ESMA strictly respecting these standards and receive certificates corresponding to these regulations.

The ESMA will so give you access to most of the worlwide job offers thanks to its fame and good reputation in the airlines environment.

Some 1000 students are trained every year in the four main aviation sectors and more than ten nationalities are represented.

The school overall trains individuals for their future profession but also offers corporate custom-made training available on this page.

Airline Pilot

Airline Pilot or Flight Deck Crew is the only one responsible on board. He is in charge of the airplane functioning, from flight preparation to landing including piloting during the flight. The pilot uses on-board instruments to steer the plane and communicate with ground control centers. He must also be able of piloting a plane in any conditions and of knowing how to manage breakdown situations which could occur during a flight. He is finally responsible for passengers but also for all the crew on board.

Cabin Crew

Cabin Crew or Flight Attendant are the interlocutors with the passengers in a plane. They are in charge of the cabin, from the on-board security to the customers care and reception during the flight including first aid in case of medical problem. To anticipate emergency situations, flight attendants have to enforce safety instructions with passengers. Cabin Crew have a versatile role and are under the responsibility of a cabin leader and then of the captain.

Ground Staff

Airports have turned into major activity centers gathering all the jobs required for the smooth running of commercial flights and freight transport. These widely varied professions offer various opportunities for all profiles, from passengers reception to planes management on runway including flights logistic. Some professions such as Ticket Desk Agents and Passenger Service Agents are in direct contact with passengers. Other such as Ramp Agents and Turnaround Coordinator are in touch with crews for flights management. Finally Flight Dispatchers are based at the headquarter and are in charge of establishing roads in advance and of following real time flights.

Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Aircraft technicians work for maintenance before and after the flight in order to prevent failure or incident.

They are responsible for the aircraft back into service and thus for the safety of flight crews as well as for passengers. They have to respect very precise rules mandated by the aircraft constructor to inspect, dismantle and fix various failed pieces. Technicians also make follow-up visits before and after every flight but also compulsory complete revisions after one numbers of kilometers. According to their maintenance premises they must be multi-skills or connected with very precise tasks. They so have to work in team in a workshop or directly at the airport in touch with crews.