Simtech Aviation acquires ATR 72-600 simulator
Jul08

Simtech Aviation acquires ATR 72-600 simulator

Dublin based Simtech Aviation has acquired a new ATR 72-600 simulator, to be operational from September. The Irish Approved Training Organisation (ATO) currently operates five simulators at its Dublin Airport Logistics Park facility, including a full-motion CAE Level D Airbus A320, a fixed-base Boeing 737-800, full-motion Avro RJ-85 and generic ‘XJ’ simulator The new ATR 72-600 simulator, manufactured by Axis Simulation, has been...

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L3Harris Launches ATPL Modular Training
Jul08

L3Harris Launches ATPL Modular Training

Having previously focussed on integrated, one-stop training programmes for aspiring commercial pilots, L3Harris Airline Academy has now launched a new ATPL Modular training programme to complement its integrated training programmes. For cadets who do not have the capability to undertake an 18-month intensive integrated course, the new modular training route with L3Harris Airline Academy will provide future pilots the opportunity to...

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LAA issues electric aircraft technical advice
Jul08

LAA issues electric aircraft technical advice

The Light Aircraft Association has produced a new LAA Technical Leaflet, TL 3.28, to offer technical information on electric aircrafts power units, their design and installation in smaller light aircraft.  The Technical Leaflet is part of a library of advice prepared by LAA Engineers, which can be accessed via ‘Aircraft & Technical’ area of the LAA website. These include advice on building, buying or importing an aircraft;...

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Flying training to resume in England from 04 July
Jun26

Flying training to resume in England from 04 July

It has been confirmed today that flying training can resume in England from 04 July. In a letter to General Aviation associations, David Harding, DfT Deputy Director, General Aviation, Skills, Safety and CAA Division, wrote: “Following the Prime Minister’s announcement earlier this week about changes to lockdown measures, I can confirm that the reopening of GA businesses and the safe restart of General Aviation dual and instructional...

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Skyborne launches ‘Flying Start’ initiative
Jun23

Skyborne launches ‘Flying Start’ initiative

Skyborne Airline Academy is giving prospective cadets a ‘Flying Start’ by temporarily waiving selection fees for all EASA/UK CAA Integrated and Combined Modular ATPL applicants. Until the end of July 2020, prospective trainees seriously considering a career as an airline pilot will be able to complete Skyborne’s online psychometric and aptitude tests and video interview assessment for free, saving £250. Lee Woodward, Chief Executive...

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Commercial flight training resumes in UK
May28

Commercial flight training resumes in UK

LEA at Oxford Airport have sent FTN a report of their activities, following resumption of flying training earlier this week. As reported previously, LEA were the first ATO to approach the CAA to inform them of their plans to resume training under a highly modified operation, designed to keep their customers and employees virus free. Day one of our new regime was both an exciting day and one peppered with anticipation. Six students,...

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