Skyborne selects Etihad Aviation Training for its IndiGo Cadet Pilot Progamme
Jan03

Skyborne selects Etihad Aviation Training for its IndiGo Cadet Pilot Progamme

Skyborne Airline Academy has selected Etihad Aviation Training to conduct the third phase of its IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme, delivering combined Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) and DGCA-approved Type Rating training on the Airbus A320. The 10-week training phase, delivered by Etihad Aviation Training in Abu Dhabi, UAE, will prepare cadets to operate multi-crew jet aircraft, developing their competencies, decision making and...

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British Airways to fund flying lessons for teenagers
Dec30

British Airways to fund flying lessons for teenagers

British Airways has announced that it will fund flying lessons for 200 students across the UK during 2020 to inspire them to reach for the skies. The announcement follows a trial of the programme this year in partnership with The Air League Trust when, in celebration of its centenary, the airline funded lessons for students who would not normally be able to enjoy this experience at Booker Aviation Flying School in High Wycombe. After...

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Airways Aviation group Acquires ESMA
Dec26

Airways Aviation group Acquires ESMA

The Airways Aviation Group has announced the acquisition of ESMA (Ecole Supérieure des Métiers de l’Aéronautique). Established in 1988 and located at Montpellier Mediterranean Airport, ESMA is the largest privately owned multidisciplinary aviation school in Europe. As an established EASA Authorised Training Organisation, ESMA offers a range of European certified courses including Airline Pilot (EASA ATP), Aircraft Maintenance, Cabin...

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ATPL Exams Research Project seeks Volunteers
Dec17

ATPL Exams Research Project seeks Volunteers

Dr Andy Taylor has told FTN that following the strong interest in his research into the relevance and effectiveness of the current ATPL theoretical knowledge examinations, airlines, training organisations, instructors and trainees have offered their support to his work. Dr Taylor told FTN: “Following the success of my conference presentation at the Royal Aeronautical Society in September, and the positive interest it generated from...

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2019 Liz Inwood Scholarship awarded
Dec15

2019 Liz Inwood Scholarship awarded

The popular Vintage Aircraft Club ‘Liz Inwood Taildragger Scholarship’ for 2019 has been awarded to John Hardie, a 30 year old pilot currently flying a Cessna 150 from Popham in Hampshire. The scholarship, named in memory of the late Tiger Moth pilot and flying instructor Liz Inwood, is funded by donations from the Vintage Aircraft Club, Light Aircraft Association and the Inwood estate. It is aimed at young pilots who wish to convert...

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Talks Progress on Potential BMAA – LAA merger
Dec13

Talks Progress on Potential BMAA – LAA merger

Members of two of the UK’s largest general aviation associations, the British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) and the Light Aircraft Association (LAA), are being asked to consider a potential merger. According to the LAA, the two associations began discussions of a merger earlier in the summer, following close collaboration on a possible ‘opt out’ of EASA regulations pertaining to the emerging 600kg light sport aircraft class,...

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