Skyborne to Offer Bespoke Simulator Training
Oct17

Skyborne to Offer Bespoke Simulator Training

Skyborne Airline Academy is launching Airline Simulator Assessment Preparation sessions in its Boeing 737 MAX FTD simulator with the aim, they say, to maximise cadets’ employment prospects. The preparation sessions will take place at Skyborne’s Gloucestershire Airport facility and give recent graduates the opportunity to optimise their preparations for the recruitment process with their prospective employer. Ian Cooper, Chief...

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8.33kHz Radio Concerns
Oct15

8.33kHz Radio Concerns

Report Text: This is not an incident report but a general observation in response to a number of reports of 8.33 radios being operated incorrectly. My club has three aircraft and as a result of EU rulemaking we now have five different radios in the fleet and two different transponders. The new radios are significantly more difficult to operate than their predecessors. Some have a system where the rotary knob changes all three...

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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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