Jet2 Pilot Apprentice Scheme opens
Nov02

Jet2 Pilot Apprentice Scheme opens

Jet2 has announced that it is currently recruiting for its next intake of Pilot Apprentices. The Jet2.com Pilot Apprenticeship scheme has been running for 5 years with over 140 Pilot Apprentices starting their airline career with Jet2 in this way. Jet2 has recently opened their 8th and 9th UK bases, at Birmingham and London Stansted Airports, and taken delivery of the first 16 of 34 new B737-800NG aircraft. This is not an ab-initio...

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easyJet signs agreement with Air Berlin
Oct29

easyJet signs agreement with Air Berlin

Meantime Luton-based easyJet have signed an agreement with Air Berlin to acquire part of its operations at Berlin Tegel Airport for a purchase consideration of €40 million. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in December 2017. The acquisition will result in easyJet entering into leases for up to 25 A320 aircraft, offering employment to Air Berlin crews and taking over other assets including...

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Monarch pilots in demand
Oct25

Monarch pilots in demand

UK airlines have reacted quickly to the collapse of Monarch airlines which left around 400 ex-Monarch pilots looking for new positions. A number of airlines set-up Monarch-specific recruitment web pages within hours of the news that Monarch had ceased flying, with major airlines including Virgin Atlantic, EasyJet, Flybe, Thompson and BA City Flyer all offering a ‘fast track’ applications process for ex-Monarch crew. It is understood...

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Wizz Air applies for UK Air Operator’s Certificate
Oct20

Wizz Air applies for UK Air Operator’s Certificate

As UK-based airlines announce plans for new European centres of operation ahead of ‘Brexit’, Wizz Air is believed to be the first major European airline to open a UK-based operation for the same reason. Wizz Air UK Ltd, a fully owned and controlled subsidiary of Wizz Air Holdings Plc claims to be the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe. It has announced that it has filed an application for the grant of an Air...

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HCAP publish open letter to Ryanair
Oct18

HCAP publish open letter to Ryanair

Following Ryanair’s well-publicised issues with pilot staffing, and combative comments by CEO Michael O’Leary, the current Master of The Honourable Company of Air Pilots, Chris Spurrier BSc(Eng), has penned an open letter in response: Most professional pilots will have read Mr O’Leary’s comments on pilot fatigue and the skills required to fly an aeroplane with disbelief. The European Air Safety Authority (EASA) has set the limits on...

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Carol Vorderman receives Lennox-Boyd Trophy
Oct17

Carol Vorderman receives Lennox-Boyd Trophy

Air Cadets Ambassador Honorary Group Captain Carol Vorderman visited the Aerospace Camp at RAF Syerston recently to receive the award from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). The celebrity aviator met 300 cadets who had travelled across the country to take part in a week of aviation and engineering themed activities including flying in a Chinook. Carol Vorderman said: “As Ambassador of the RAF Air Cadets I am delighted...

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