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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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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British Airways Opens Applications for New Pilots
Mar15

British Airways Opens Applications for New Pilots

British Airways has announced a requirement for newly-qualified pilots to join its Airbus fleet based at London Heathrow and Gatwick. Interestingly, the recruitment advertisement specifically states that BA are looking for candidates from a Modular and Integrated training background. The job specification states: “We offer a greater choice of fleet types and routes, both long and shorthaul, than any other UK airline. You can fly the...

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UK CAA General Aviation Unit Gets a New Boss
Mar13

UK CAA General Aviation Unit Gets a New Boss

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has appointed Rachel Gardner-Poole as the new Head of its General Aviation Unit. She will take up the post later this year following the departure of current head Tony Rapson after more than five years. The CAA say that Rachel brings a wealth of aviation experience to the role, she is currently Portfolio Director at the Civil Aviation Authority. She began working for the CAA in the General...

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Skyborne Launches IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme
Mar13

Skyborne Launches IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme

Skyborne Airline Academy has announced that it is partnering with Castellón Airport in Spain to establish a fair-weather training base. Lee Woodward, Chief Executive Officer at Skyborne, said: “With its great facilities, optimum location on Spain’s Mediterranean coast and fantastic weather, we are delighted to be partnering with Castellón Airport. The flight training environment is superb, with modern classrooms and a student crew...

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Parliamentary Group Press Government on Uncompetitive Taxes on Pilot Training
Mar11

Parliamentary Group Press Government on Uncompetitive Taxes on Pilot Training

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG-GA) has claimed that the number of students in Britain learning to become airline pilots is far below potential – due to much higher training costs in this country compared to elsewhere in the world. Members of the APPG-GA have now met with a senior Government minister in a bid to reverse the trend. After the meeting, the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick...

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