UK airspace change consultation closes soon
Jun23

UK airspace change consultation closes soon

On 31 March 2017, the CAA launched a consultation on the draft guidance document that supports the new process for assessing airspace changes. The design of controlled airspace is set out in the Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP). The CAA makes decisions about whether published designs can change, and say that they make those decisions in accordance with the legal and policy framework set by Government. The CAA has re-designed...

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L3 Airline Academy open applications for Flybe MPL
Jun17

L3 Airline Academy open applications for Flybe MPL

Flybe say that they are seeking driven, aspiring aviators to be part of their ambitious vision for European expansion, and have partnered with L3 Airline Academy (formerly CTC Aviation) to deliver its MPL (Multi-Crew Pilot Licence) Airline Pilot Career Programme. There are currently six places available for aspiring pilots to join the L3 Airline Academy MPL in partnership with Flybe. This airline pilot career programme leads directly...

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CityJet re-open ‘Climb High’ cadet program
Jun15

CityJet re-open ‘Climb High’ cadet program

Irish Airline, CityJet has re-opened places on their Climb High Mentored Cadet Programme managed by CAE Oxford Aviation Academy. 10 places are available for the EASA ATPL Integrated Training Programme. Applicants will undergo an initial CAE aircrew selection process, those who are successful will then be interviewed by CityJet. Training will begin with ground school at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy in Oxford, UK and will the then move...

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Aviation Skills Partnership update Aviation Skills Manifesto

Business leaders, MPs, academics, educators, trainers and academics gathered at the House of Commons recently to mark the first anniversary of the Aviation Skills Partnership’s (ASP) ‘Manifesto for Aviation Skills 2016-2021’, which aims to provide solutions to the issue of how to supply enough talented and skilled workers for the growing aviation industry. The event also marked the fourth birthday of ASP who say that the need for a...

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Stratford-on-Avon District Council reaffirms commitment to Wellesbourne Airfield
Jun10

Stratford-on-Avon District Council reaffirms commitment to Wellesbourne Airfield

Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s Cabinet has confirmed the District Council’s commitment to safeguarding the future of Wellesbourne Airfield. Wellesbourne has been under threat from a proposed housing development, and last year the owners of the airfield moved to evict the resident aviation companies on Wellesbourne airfield, including around six flying schools, and demolish the buildings vacated. The local council...

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General Aviation Infrastructure Network launched
Jun07

General Aviation Infrastructure Network launched

A new national Community Interest Company (CIC), whose mission is to ensure the survival of a minimum viable strategic network of UK General Aviation airfields, has been set-up under the name of the General Aviation Infrastructure Network (GAIN). GAIN also seeks to ensure that airfields identified as part of this network are guaranteed protection from development and change of use and also aims to help vulnerable UK General Aviation...

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