L3 Awarded Royal Air Force Multi-Engine Pilot Training Contract
Sep07

L3 Awarded Royal Air Force Multi-Engine Pilot Training Contract

L3 Commercial Aviation has been selected by the Royal Air Force to support the training of future RAF multi-engine pilots. The three-year contract represents the first time that L3 has provided such training for the RAF. Following a competitive tender process, L3 was selected to provide a bespoke solution for approximately 100 trainee pilots in total. Trainees will undertake a course similar to a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) with...

Read More
CAA Launch Consultation on Airspace Modernisation
Sep02

CAA Launch Consultation on Airspace Modernisation

The UK CAA have published their draft ‘Airspace Modernisation Strategy’ for stakeholder feedback, and are seeking comments by Monday, 10 September 2018. The CAA say that in its current state, the design and operation of UK airspace is constraining the growth of commercial aviation and causing delays to passengers. Any constraint on growth should come from the number of runways on the ground, or the restrictions imposed on the use of...

Read More
Boeing 747 Lands at Hartlepool College
Sep01

Boeing 747 Lands at Hartlepool College

Hartlepool College of Further Education, has celebrated the opening of its new Travel, Tourism and Aviation training centre. The centre features part of a genuine Boeing 747 fuselage, reassembled at the college, allowing students the opportunity to train in an authentic environment. Darren Hankey, Principal of Hartlepool College of Further Education, said: “The Travel Tourism and the Aviation departments here at the college have just...

Read More
Line in the Air?
Sep01

Line in the Air?

As FTN went to print last month, the UK Civil Aviation Authority published its decision to grant Farnborough Airport new controlled airspace, some six years after the possibility of controlled airspace for Farnborough had first been formally mooted. The airspace proposal put forward by airport operators TAG Farnborough Airport was modified by the CAA, in order it said to afford easier access to non-commercial, light aircraft traffic,...

Read More
On the Numbers: Oshkosh 2018 EAA Air Venture
Aug16

On the Numbers: Oshkosh 2018 EAA Air Venture

According to EAA Chairman Jack Pelton: “A ‘perfect’ event may be unattainable, but AirVenture 2018 came about as close as one could imagine. “The combination of outstanding programs, aircraft variety, a robust economy, and good weather combined to complement the efforts of our staff and 5,000 volunteers throughout the grounds. The week was upbeat, exciting, and filled with many ‘Only at Oshkosh’ moments.” Attendance:...

Read More
New “Declared Training Orgaisation” Regulations Get EASA Go Ahead
Aug16

New “Declared Training Orgaisation” Regulations Get EASA Go Ahead

UK CAA announces all Registered Training Facilities, RTF, to convert to Declared Training Organisations, DTO, status by the Spring 2019, in a move to cut down ‘planned’ operational requirements for flying schools offering private flying qualifications. The welcome decision will require all private pilot flying schools that are classed as Registered Training Facilities to convert to the new simpler Declared Training Organisations...

Read More