Hellenic Air Force Orders 12 Tecnam P2002 JF Training Aircraft
Oct09

Hellenic Air Force Orders 12 Tecnam P2002 JF Training Aircraft

Tecnam have signed a contract with Hellenic Air Force (HAF) for the supply of 12 low wing trainer P2002JF held in Athens last July 5th. The contract, signed by Walter Da Costa, Tecnam Global Sales and Marketing Director and by the General Staff of the Hellenic Air Force, in the presence of the Minister of National Defense, Mr. Panos Kammenos, and the Chief of General Staff Chief of Staff, Vice-Chief Christos Christodoulou, is the...

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Airbus get into ab-initio Training
Oct07

Airbus get into ab-initio Training

Airbus launching the ‘Airbus Pilot Cadet Training Programme’ to include ab initio training. The programme is being launched in partnership with Escuela de Aviacion Mexico (EAM), located near to the Airbus Mexico Training Centre. After completing their initial training with EAM, cadets will qualify at the Airbus Mexico Training centre to become Airbus A320 pilots. Airbus customers will be able to delegate pilot screening activities and...

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Tayside Invest in Alsim ALX
Oct04

Tayside Invest in Alsim ALX

Flight training organisation Tayside Aviation has made a £300,000 investment in an Alsim ALX simulator, which is is part funded by a £80,000 Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) grant from Scottish Enterprise. The new simulator allows pilots to simulate small twin engine aircraft, as well as medium range jet transport. Now certified for training by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the simulator will be used by students taking part...

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UK Aerodromes are Fighting to Survive
Oct02

UK Aerodromes are Fighting to Survive

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation has called on the Prime Minister and Transport Secretary to grant ‘official safeguarding’ status to all 123 licensed or certificated aerodromes in the United Kingdom. In letters to Prime Minister Theresa May, and the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling, the 170-strong all-party group warns that “many of the UK’s aerodromes are facing serious battles for survival due to...

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L3 Commits to £75 Million Investment in London
Oct01

L3 Commits to £75 Million Investment in London

L3 Technologies has announced that it is investing more than $100 million (£75 million) in its soon-to-open London Training Center, supporting London Gatwick as the center of its worldwide commercial pilot training operations. This significant commitment from L3 is designed, the company says, to meet increasing airline customer demand and to help address the worldwide shortage of commercial pilots. “We are excited to be making this...

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All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation Welcomes Change
Sep27

All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation Welcomes Change

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG-GA) has welcomed two pro-General Aviation changes made to the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) but says government has more to do if it wishes to return General Aviation, and its many supporting skills to the global pre-eminence set out in its policy. The APPG-GA says that it received ‘literally thousands’ of submissions in response to its call for submissions...

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