8.33kHz funding moves to second round
May01

8.33kHz funding moves to second round

The UK CAA has announced that it has received over 2000 applications for EU funds towards the costs of re-equipping with 8.33kHz aircraft communications radios. By 1 January 2018 all aircraft operating in airspace that requires the carriage of a communications radio must have 8.33kHz-compatible equipment fitted and operational. The UK CAA say that after this date 25kHz radios can no longer be used, unless specifically exempted for a...

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Kura launch ‘BESTPILOT’ modular pathway
Apr27

Kura launch ‘BESTPILOT’ modular pathway

Stratford-Upon-Avon based Kura Aviation have launched what they say is a new training route for aspiring professional pilots, incorporating the quality training and risk reduction measures of an integrated training programme, with the attractive pricing of the modular training route. The BESTPILOT Modular Pathway has been developed by Kura Aviation Limited C.IC. in partnership with CATS Aviation Training, Tayside Aviation, The...

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Aviation Skills Partnership open Norwich academy
Apr26

Aviation Skills Partnership open Norwich academy

Aviation Skills Partnership has opened the doors of the brand-new International Aviation Academy – Norwich (IAA-N). The academy is now in operation, students are attending, courses are running, and the facilities are in use. The occasion of the opening was marked by a VIP event with partners from across the industry in attendance. ASP CEO Simon Witts talked about the academy’s development and the bright future of both the building and...

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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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