easyJet joins forces with Girlguiding to engage more girls in aviation
Mar04

easyJet joins forces with Girlguiding to engage more girls in aviation

The partnership is the first to be announced as part of Girlguiding’s biggest ever overhaul of badges and activities. As part of this new programme, easyJet is sponsoring a new Aviation badge for Brownies. To earn the badge, girls will challenge themselves to think of 40 things that fly and put their engineering skills to the test, creating their own aircraft experiments with different building materials, structures and launch...

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CAA publishes Declared Training Organisation (DTO) Guidance
Mar01

CAA publishes Declared Training Organisation (DTO) Guidance

The UK CAA’s General Aviation unit has published a guidance document for those seeking to register a Declared Training Organisation (DTOs). Within the UK alone there are about 400 flying schools and clubs operating as Registered Training Facilities which will have to convert to DTOs by April 2019, or become more complex Approved Training Organisations (ATOs). Although the European rules on DTOs have not yet entered law, it is believed...

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Tayside Aviation celebrates 50 years in business
Feb22

Tayside Aviation celebrates 50 years in business

Having flown an estimated 33 million miles since its launch in 1968, the equivalent of 70 trips to the moon and back. Tayside Aviation has trained over 5,000 commercial airline pilots since its inception, as well as 6,000 RAF cadets and flown 1,500 flying scholarships, including 300 from as far away as Hong Kong. Significant milestones in Tayside’s 50 year history have included: 1975       Former Lightning and Red Arrows pilot Ted...

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L3 CTS launches new European airline academy
Feb20

L3 CTS launches new European airline academy

L3 Commercial Training Solutions (L3 CTS) has announced the introduction of its new European Academy into the company’s cadet pilot training offering. The L3 European Airline Academy facility, based at Ponte de Sor Airport, Portugal, has the capacity to provide training for up to 500 cadets a year. The new European Academy has been established following L3’s acquisition of the G Air Training Centre in October 2017. This location will...

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Piper lands biggest ever trainer aircraft order
Feb13

Piper lands biggest ever trainer aircraft order

Piper Aircraft Inc. has received its largest single trainer order in company history – an order for 152 aircraft from Fanmei Aviation Technologies, Piper Aircraft’s exclusive dealer in China. Fanmei Aviation Technologies is a subsidiary of Sichuan Fanmei Education Group co. Ltd which is a major provider of aviation education in China. The seven-year purchase agreement includes 100 Archer TX single engine trainers, 50 multi...

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Government General Aviation champion Byron Davies to report on value of GA
Feb07

Government General Aviation champion Byron Davies to report on value of GA

The Aviation Minister, Baroness Sugg, confirmed the appointment of Byron Davies as its first ever General Aviation Champion to help identify a network of UK aerodromes that are most important for non-scheduled flying to flourish. She made the announcement while visiting Elstree Aerodrome to discuss the importance of private flying to the economy with representatives of the General Aviation community. Byron Davies will lead the...

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