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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Mind games for pilots
Aug22

Mind games for pilots

On the morning of the 24th March 2015 the scene on board the Germanwings Airbus A320 was about as normal as a scheduled airline flight can be. The flight had departed from Barcelona around 30 minutes earlier and just reached cruising altitude as it headed for Dusseldorf. Approaching the French coast the captain left the cockpit, in all probability for a toilet break. It was at this moment that the co-pilot set the autopilot for a...

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European Flight Training acquired by Aviator College
Aug22

European Flight Training acquired by Aviator College

Florida-based European Flight Training (EFT), a long established provider of CAA, JAR and EASA flight training, has become a division of Aviator College of Science and Technology. Based at Fort Pierce, the company’s spokesperson said that the move is designed to consolidate and strengthen both company’s positions while bringing greater diversity and competitiveness. The new division will focus on training European students for both...

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Infringements come under the spotlight
Aug22

Infringements come under the spotlight

Even as the battle-lines are drawn over the proposed expansion of controlled airspace in the UK, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and National Air Traffic Services (NATS) are calling for a renewed focus on reducing airspace infringements, the vast majority caused by General Aviation aircraft. With all sections of the aviation community agreeing that airspace infringements must be reduced, the key questions are: why do infringements...

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