Government and Union Call for Greater Pilot Equality
Apr06

Government and Union Call for Greater Pilot Equality

The Aviation Minister Liz Sugg has written to the aviation sector, calling on them to pledge action to overcome the gender gap in aviation. Women account for nearly half (47%) of the national workforce, but only around six per cent of airline pilots worldwide are women. Liz Sugg, said: “For every hundred airline pilots, ninety-four are male. With a shortage of pilots in the future, the aviation industry needs to be making the best use...

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TAP Air Portugal and FTEJerez Sign Agreement for Graduate Placement
Apr05

TAP Air Portugal and FTEJerez Sign Agreement for Graduate Placement

Flight Training Europe (FTEJerez) has entered into an agreement with TAP Air Portugal, the country’s national flag carrier, to offer FTE graduates the opportunity to be selected as First Officers for TAP Air Portugal. Potential candidates identified by FTEJerez who, having completed their EASA ATPL (Air Transport Pilot Licence) training meet the criteria set by TAP Air Portugal, will be given the opportunity to apply for a First...

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Professional Pilot Flight Training – what does the future hold?
Apr03

Professional Pilot Flight Training – what does the future hold?

Peter Moxham, one of the most influential figures in UK flight training, takes a look at the challenges currently facing the UK professional pilot training industry and what can be done about them. I am unable to recall any time when so many issues face the UK Professional Pilot flight training world – we live in a time of great technological change with new requirements hitting the street every week and a more unstable political...

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National Flight Centre Selects Alsim’s ALX
Mar28

National Flight Centre Selects Alsim’s ALX

Alsim has announced the sale of an ALX flight simulator to the National Flight Centre Pilot Academy, located in Leixlip, near Dublin, Ireland. The Alsim ALX simulator offers up to 4 classes of aircraft–from single engine piston, twin engine piston, twin turbine up to medium category twin jets (generic B737/A320). The ALX is designed and approved for ATPL, CPL/MCC, JOC and their respective requirements. Mr. Declan O’Shea, National...

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Anatomy of an Infringement
Mar25

Anatomy of an Infringement

On the 5th March, the pilot of a light aircraft pleaded guilty in Bedfordshire Magistrates’ Court to flying in Luton Airport’s controlled airspace without clearance from air traffic control. The pilot infringed Luton’s airspace several times in the same day during two different flights. The pilot’s actions led to four passenger aircraft and a business jet having to be given avoiding instructions by air traffic control....

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