Boeing Adds 14,000 Aircrew to its 20 Year Pilot Demand Outlook
Jul01

Boeing Adds 14,000 Aircrew to its 20 Year Pilot Demand Outlook

Boeing has released the 2019 update of its ‘Pilot & Technician Outlook’, a long-running industry forecast of personnel demand. The latest Boeing forecast projects that 804,000 new civil aviation pilots, 769,000 new maintenance technicians, and 914,000 new cabin crew will be needed to fly and maintain the world commercial aviation fleet over the next 20 years. The forecast is inclusive of the commercial aviation, business aviation,...

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FTE Jerez Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Jun28

FTE Jerez Celebrates 20th Anniversary

In May, coinciding with the local festivities of the popular Feria del Caballo in Jerez, FTEJerez celebrated the 20th anniversary of its move from its original base in Prestwick, Scotland, to its current location in Jerez, Spain. Founded as British Aerospace Flight Training, after the move to Spain in 1999 the company re-branded as ‘FTE Jerez’ in 2003 and is now run by major shareholder and CEO Oscar Sordo. To celebrate the occasion,...

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Robinson Introduces new Flight Training Guide
Jun27

Robinson Introduces new Flight Training Guide

An updated flight training guide is now available from Robinson Helicopter Company. Robinson say that the comprehensive guide addresses the many levels of training, from the student pilot trying to find the ‘hover button’, to the qualified helicopter pilot transitioning into a Robinson, to the all-important flight review. The guide provides students and instructors a lesson-by-lesson syllabus, which includes a written test, for each...

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Ex- Red Arrows Pilot Mike Ling joins NDMFS Scholarship Charity as Patron
Jun24

Ex- Red Arrows Pilot Mike Ling joins NDMFS Scholarship Charity as Patron

Squadron Leader Mike Ling MBE FRAeS has accepted an invitation from the Trustees of Biggin Hill-based Nick Davidson Memorial Flying Scholarship scheme (NDMFS) to take the new role as Patron of the charity. He has recently left the Royal Air Force after 21 year’s service and is now in commercial aviation. His new role will include helping to establish new funding for the charity, also to overview the selection process and to give...

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Bristow Group Sells Eastern Airways
Jun11

Bristow Group Sells Eastern Airways

Bristow Group, best known for its helicopter offshore, Search And Rescue and training operations, has entered bankruptcy protection in the US Bankruptcy Court. According to the Group, the Chapter 11 filings only pertain to certain US and Cayman Island entities and other non-US entities are not part of the bankruptcy filing. In a statement, Group President and CEO Don Miller said: “This is the best path forward for Bristow and we are...

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