The Commercialisation of Lower Airspace
Sep20

The Commercialisation of Lower Airspace

Commercial drone companies are being charged to enter and operate within airport control zones at London Heliport and London Oxford Airport, marking what is believed to be the first instances of airports charging for airspace access. Does this represent the thin end of the wedge in terms of the commercialisation of lower airspace? The Association of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems UK (ARPAS UK) contacted FTN to advise that...

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L3 Open New UK Base at Cranfield
Jul04

L3 Open New UK Base at Cranfield

L3 Commercial Aviation is expanding its UK Airline Academy operations with a new site at Cranfield Airport in Bedforshire. The location will help to increase L3’s flight training capacity for cadets across its European training programmes. “This investment will help to improve both the quality and capacity of our world-leading pilot training,” said Geoff van Klaveren, Vice President of L3 Airline Academy. “With its existing...

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Skyborne to Offer Bespoke Simulator Training
Jul03

Skyborne to Offer Bespoke Simulator Training

Skyborne Airline Academy is launching Airline Simulator Assessment Preparation sessions in its Boeing 737 MAX FTD simulator with the aim, they say, to maximise cadets’ employment prospects. The preparation sessions will take place at Skyborne’s Gloucestershire Airport facility and give recent graduates the opportunity to optimise their preparations for the recruitment process with their prospective employer. Ian Cooper, Chief...

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Wellbeing Curriculum for Trainee Pilots
Jul02

Wellbeing Curriculum for Trainee Pilots

Leading Edge Aviation, a new pilot training academy based at London Oxford Airport, has announced that it is incorporating a wellness support programme within its integrated pilot training courses to help cadets get the most from their training while preparing them for the demanding career of an airline pilot. Students on the Leading Edge Airline Preparation (LEAP) degree course will have access to wellbeing services provided by...

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Aer Lingus open Fully-Funded ‘Future Pilot Programme’
Jul01

Aer Lingus open Fully-Funded ‘Future Pilot Programme’

Aer Lingus says that it is looking for future pilots from diverse backgrounds to meet its projected expansion plans. Aer Lingus will continue its tradition of training ab-initio pilots with fully sponsored and mentored pilot training, commencing in late 2019. Successful candidates will begin a training programme lasting over 14 months in collaboration with Aer Lingus’ preferred flight training school, FTE Jerez in Spain. The cadets...

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