Single engine commercial operations arrive in Europe
Apr15

Single engine commercial operations arrive in Europe

As previously forecast in FTN, the European Commission has now published a new regulation allowing Commercial Air Transport (CAT) operations with single-engined turbine aeroplanes in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) or at night (known as CAT SET-IMC) in Europe. To assist in the implementation of the new rules, EASA have published the associated Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material (AMC/GM). The new...

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Honourable Company of Air Pilots open 2017 award nominations
Apr05

Honourable Company of Air Pilots open 2017 award nominations

Each year the Honourable Company of Air Pilots (HCAP) presents aviation industry awards to mark achievement and excellence within the industry. These awards are presented in Guildhall, London, often by a member of the Royal Family or The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor and in the presence of around 700 fellow aviators, aviation professionals and enthusiasts. HCAP say that the awards are important and distinctive because they recognise...

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FTEJerez partner with Flybe on MPL programme
Mar27

FTEJerez partner with Flybe on MPL programme

Flight Training Europe (FTEJerez) has announced that Flybe has again selected FTEJerez to launch their Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) programme to train their future pilots. The selected candidates will undertake training under the MPL route. Selection will follow the same format and battery of tests as in previous Flybe/FTEJerez schemes. The top eight candidates will be offered positions on the course to commence training at Jerez on...

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Romanian Aviation Academy buy Tecnam twins
Mar22

Romanian Aviation Academy buy Tecnam twins

The Romanian Aviation Academy (RAA) has selected the Tecnam P2006T twin as part of its training fleet expansion plans. Based in Bucharest, RAA is Romania’s largest Air Training Organisation and is supported by the national government and the Transport Ministry. The Romanian Aviation Academy has trained and graduated around 4,000 pilots and operates a fleet of 12 fixed-wing aircraft (predominantly Cessna 172 and Piper Seneca) and 4...

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Training issues to the fore as Airbus A350 enters service
Mar14

Training issues to the fore as Airbus A350 enters service

As Airbus’s newest airliner, the A350, prepares to enter service with European airlines, training issues are coming into focus as airlines lease in aircraft or delay services until they can get thweir pilots trained up on the new type. Finnair is the European launch customer for the A350 with 19 of the aircraft on order. Finnair recently announced that it has leased in an A330 aircraft from Iberia to fly its Miami routes until it can...

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Patria orders more Diamond aircraft
Mar10

Patria orders more Diamond aircraft

Patria Pilot Training has purchased five training aircraft and two flight training simulators from Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH. The purchase consists of four single engine DA40 NG aircraft and one DA42-VI multi-engine training aircraft, together with two Flight Navigation and Procedures Trainers (FNPT II) for DA42-VI aircraft. The fleet of DA40s will be used for basic and instrument training, while the DA42 will be used for...

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