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...

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Thomas Cook Airlines launches new Airline Cadet Programme.
Mar27

Thomas Cook Airlines launches new Airline Cadet Programme.

After not having trained ab initio pilots for a number of years, Thomas Cook Airlines is launching a Mentored Airline Pilot Programme with their long-standing training partner, FTEJerez. Selected candidates will commence their training at FTE’s aviation campus in August 2018, before transitioning to an Airbus type rating and first officer role with the airline. Additionally, the Spanish based training organisation has announced they...

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Air France Funding Pilot Training to Curb Shortfall
Mar26

Air France Funding Pilot Training to Curb Shortfall

Air France has re-launched  its cadet pilot programme after closing the system eight-years ago.  The  French airline says it needs to recruit 250 new pilots each year because of natural departures and a significant growth within the  Air France, Joon and Transavia fleet. The new programme will be funded entirely by Air France and will take 20 to 24 months to complete, before the trainees join the Air France group as pilots on A320 or...

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First Drone-Caused Aircraft Accident?!
Mar25

First Drone-Caused Aircraft Accident?!

According to media reports, a helicopter crashed near Charleston South Carolina, whilst avoiding a drone. If these reports prove to be accurate, this will be the first drone-related aircraft accident. It is reported that the helicopter was involved in an instructional flight when, “a white ‘DJI Phantom quad-copter drone’ came close to the helicopter.” The instructor took control of the helicopter and attempted to avoid the drone, but...

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EASA Give Automatic Validation the Green Light and Reduce MPL Conditions
Mar21

EASA Give Automatic Validation the Green Light and Reduce MPL Conditions

EASA approve automatic validation of Flight Crew Licences and reduction in Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL) take-off and landing requirements. ICAO Recognition Introduction of the automatic validation of flight crew licences amendment will allow recognition of the European Flight Crew Licensing Regulations at an ICAO level. The multi-crew pilot licence amendment will allow for a reduction in the number of take-off and landings needed to...

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Airline Pilot Training 2018 Gives Free Career Advice
Mar18

Airline Pilot Training 2018 Gives Free Career Advice

Airline Pilot Training 2018 brings together pilots and representatives from 10 leading airlines to offer aviation industry advice. Staged by Kura Aviation, the community interest event held at Stratford Girls Grammar School was attended by 400 young people.  All are considering a career as pilots or working within the industry. Addressing a variety of subjects, the free-social-enterprise event offered a podium for current aviation...

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