The Commercialisation of Lower Airspace
Sep20

The Commercialisation of Lower Airspace

Commercial drone companies are being charged to enter and operate within airport control zones at London Heliport and London Oxford Airport, marking what is believed to be the first instances of airports charging for airspace access. Does this represent the thin end of the wedge in terms of the commercialisation of lower airspace? The Association of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems UK (ARPAS UK) contacted FTN to advise that...

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L3 Open New UK Base at Cranfield
Jul04

L3 Open New UK Base at Cranfield

L3 Commercial Aviation is expanding its UK Airline Academy operations with a new site at Cranfield Airport in Bedforshire. The location will help to increase L3’s flight training capacity for cadets across its European training programmes. “This investment will help to improve both the quality and capacity of our world-leading pilot training,” said Geoff van Klaveren, Vice President of L3 Airline Academy. “With its existing...

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Wellbeing Curriculum for Trainee Pilots
Jul02

Wellbeing Curriculum for Trainee Pilots

Leading Edge Aviation, a new pilot training academy based at London Oxford Airport, has announced that it is incorporating a wellness support programme within its integrated pilot training courses to help cadets get the most from their training while preparing them for the demanding career of an airline pilot. Students on the Leading Edge Airline Preparation (LEAP) degree course will have access to wellbeing services provided by...

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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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