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British Airways opens application process for its Speedbird ‘self-sponsorship’ new pilot career pathway
Feb26

British Airways opens application process for its Speedbird ‘self-sponsorship’ new pilot career pathway

British Airways is now accepting applications for its Speedbird Self-Sponsored Pathway for aspiring pilots. The self-sponsored programme runs jointly with the airline’s fully funded Speedbird programme, with the main difference being successful applicants must pay for training cost. Candidates who are training at one of British Airways approved training organisations (ATO) including FTEJerez, L3 Harris, Leading Edge or Skyborne, can...

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Loan spat puts London Southend Airport ownership in doubt
Feb23

Loan spat puts London Southend Airport ownership in doubt

The owner of London Southend Airport (LSA) is locked in a legal row over demands to repay a near £200m loan, four years before its maturity date. US private equity group Carlyle is seeking to force an early repayment of a loan of just under £200m provided to the owner of London Southend Airport, alleging multiple breaches of contract. Aviation group Esken, which owns LSA, and Carlyle Global Infrastructure Fund have been embroiled in a...

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Leicester Airport to host 2024 LAA Rally
Feb22

Leicester Airport to host 2024 LAA Rally

The Light Aircraft Association’s (LAA) annual Rally is due to return in 2024, taking place at Leicester Airport, a little over 40 years since it was last held at the midlands airport. Commenting on the Rally’s return, which had been limited to a ‘Grass Roots’ fly-in for the last couple of years, LAA CEO Simon Tilling said, “I am very pleased to announce that, following agreement with the airport management team yesterday, the 2024 LAA...

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Continental Aerospace under cyberattack
Feb21

Continental Aerospace under cyberattack

Continental Aerospace is under a cyberattack according to its website. The engine manufacturer recently posted a website banner announcing that it is experiencing an ongoing cyberattack which is impacting operations at its Mobile Alabama headquarters. The important notice posted on the 20 February reads: “Continental US operations were recently impacted by a cyber incident affecting daily operations based in Alabama. Continental is...

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Goodwood Flying School to continue Rob Wildeboer pilot scholarships in 2024
Feb20

Goodwood Flying School to continue Rob Wildeboer pilot scholarships in 2024

Goodwood Flying School launches its 2024 Rob Wildeboer Scholarships to help student pilots on their aviation journey after it received generous community donations.  There are currently four Rob Wilderboer scholarships on offer in 2024, including (2) 10 hour training sessions in a Cessna 172, and (2) five hour training sessions in a Piper Cub. Melanie Wright, Flying School Operations Manager said: “Thank you to everyone who has kindly...

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