Michael Gove Affirms Support for Fairoaks Airport
Jul20

Michael Gove Affirms Support for Fairoaks Airport

Michael Gove MP (Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) visited Fairoaks Airport in early July as a guest of the ‘No Fairoaks New Town’ campaign. The campaign, established in February 2017, is seeking to protect Fairoaks Airport in Surrey from a proposed garden village development of up to 2000 houses known as ‘Fairoaks Garden Village’. This would see the end of all aviation activities on the historic General...

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ARGENTINIAN AIR FORCE CADETS GRADUATE ON TECNAM AIRCRAFT
Jul15

ARGENTINIAN AIR FORCE CADETS GRADUATE ON TECNAM AIRCRAFT

The first 34 cadets of the Argentine Air Force trained on Tecnam P2002JF aircraft have graduated at the School of Military Aviation in Córdoba, Argentina. The aircraft provided by Tecnam via its local sales representative Aerotec Argentina S.A is used for the first step in the training of pilots on the ‘Joint Basic Course of Military Aviator’, which includes candidates for the Argentine Air Force, Argentine Naval Aviation and...

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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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General Aviation Awareness Council invite airfields to form ‘essential national network’
Jul02

General Aviation Awareness Council invite airfields to form ‘essential national network’

The General Aviation Awareness Council (GAAC) is an organisation founded by UK General Aviation associations, supported by commercial and professional bodies, to try to ensure that GA activity in the UK does not decline, while elsewhere, particularly in Europe, its expansion – whether in business flying, pilot training, sport, recreation or other forms – is publicly and privately encouraged. In a recent meeting with the Minister for...

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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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