New “Declared Training Orgaisation” Regulations Get EASA Go Ahead
Aug16

New “Declared Training Orgaisation” Regulations Get EASA Go Ahead

UK CAA announces all Registered Training Facilities, RTF, to convert to Declared Training Organisations, DTO, status by the Spring 2019, in a move to cut down ‘planned’ operational requirements for flying schools offering private flying qualifications. The welcome decision will require all private pilot flying schools that are classed as Registered Training Facilities to convert to the new simpler Declared Training Organisations...

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First Drone-Caused Aircraft Accident?!
Mar25

First Drone-Caused Aircraft Accident?!

According to media reports, a helicopter crashed near Charleston South Carolina, whilst avoiding a drone. If these reports prove to be accurate, this will be the first drone-related aircraft accident. It is reported that the helicopter was involved in an instructional flight when, “a white ‘DJI Phantom quad-copter drone’ came close to the helicopter.” The instructor took control of the helicopter and attempted to avoid the drone, but...

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EASA Give Automatic Validation the Green Light and Reduce MPL Conditions
Mar21

EASA Give Automatic Validation the Green Light and Reduce MPL Conditions

EASA approve automatic validation of Flight Crew Licences and reduction in Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL) take-off and landing requirements. ICAO Recognition Introduction of the automatic validation of flight crew licences amendment will allow recognition of the European Flight Crew Licensing Regulations at an ICAO level. The multi-crew pilot licence amendment will allow for a reduction in the number of take-off and landings needed to...

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bmi regional in recruitment drive
Jul10

bmi regional in recruitment drive

bmi regional has launched a recruitment drive to attract new Captains and First Officers. The airline is seeking crew of all levels, but particularly direct entry captains, based out of one of bmi regional’s key hubs in either Munich or Bristol. bmi regional operates a fleet of 18 Embraer 135 and 145 aircraft. The airline now operates more than 350 scheduled flights a week across a network of 35 destinations in 11 European countries...

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CAE has announced a series of commercial and business aviation training contracts
Jan22

CAE has announced a series of commercial and business aviation training contracts

CAE has won a series of aviation training contracts valued at more than C$250 million with airlines and business aircraft operators worldwide. The contracts include a number of cadet-to-captain training programs and crew resourcing services. “CAE places great importance on supporting the growing training needs of airline and aircraft operators around the world with cadet-to-captain training solutions,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s...

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Virgin Atlantic launch 2017 Future Flyers Programme
Nov02

Virgin Atlantic launch 2017 Future Flyers Programme

Virgin Atlantic is re-launching its Future Flyers Programme, with 12 places available for aspiring pilots to join a career programme which leads directly to a job as a first officer with Virgin Atlantic, flying A330 aircraft on their long-haul routes. The course will lead to the Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) qualification. Virgin Atlantic say that their scheme widens access to training through a funding solution whereby the airline...

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