Empire Test Pilot School Take Delivery of New Aircraft
Sep18

Empire Test Pilot School Take Delivery of New Aircraft

The Empire Test Pilots’ School, ETPS, for test pilots and flight test engineers based at MoD Boscombe Down has begun taking delivery of its new fleet. The first Airbus H125 helicopter decorated in the new ETPS livery has arrived at Boscombe Down, to join the school’s modernised air fleet. The H125 joins the new Grob 120TP fixed-wing aircraft, which has been flying from Boscombe Down since November 2017. The school’s new Pilatus...

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Boeing Forecasts Unprecedented Pilot Demand
Sep13

Boeing Forecasts Unprecedented Pilot Demand

Boeing has released the 2018 update of its annual Pilot and Technician outlook, forecasting that the global aviation industry will need 790,000 pilots over the next 20 years. Boeing say that this figure represents double the current pilot workforce and the figure is the most significant demand in the outlook’s nine-year history. In part, the leap in projected demand has occurred because the Boeing forecast now includes data from...

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L3 Awarded Royal Air Force Multi-Engine Pilot Training Contract
Sep07

L3 Awarded Royal Air Force Multi-Engine Pilot Training Contract

L3 Commercial Aviation has been selected by the Royal Air Force to support the training of future RAF multi-engine pilots. The three-year contract represents the first time that L3 has provided such training for the RAF. Following a competitive tender process, L3 was selected to provide a bespoke solution for approximately 100 trainee pilots in total. Trainees will undertake a course similar to a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) with...

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First Ever Flight Lesson: New Student Pilot
Sep07
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CAA Launch Consultation on Airspace Modernisation
Sep02

CAA Launch Consultation on Airspace Modernisation

The UK CAA have published their draft ‘Airspace Modernisation Strategy’ for stakeholder feedback, and are seeking comments by Monday, 10 September 2018. The CAA say that in its current state, the design and operation of UK airspace is constraining the growth of commercial aviation and causing delays to passengers. Any constraint on growth should come from the number of runways on the ground, or the restrictions imposed on the use of...

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