Flybe open MPL programme with L3Harris
Jan06

Flybe open MPL programme with L3Harris

UK regional airline Flybe has Flybe has opened applications to join the airline flying the airline’s ATR72 and Bombardier 8 Q400 aircraft on routes between UK and European destinations. Flybe claims to be the largest independent airline in Europe, carrying eight million passengers a year between 71 airports across the UK and Europe, with over 189 routes across 12 countries. The airline has approximately 2,400 employees. The airline...

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Canada’s Flying Training Crisis – any lessons for the UK?
Jan05

Canada’s Flying Training Crisis – any lessons for the UK?

Steve Dickinson looks over an investigation into the state of Canada’s flight training industry and finds that some lessons are universal. It seems that the Canadian government is aware of a potential crisis in flight training capacity in the coming years, and has taken expert testimony in an attempt to understand the issues. While some of those issues are specific to Canada – its domestic regulation, its geography or its...

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CAE to train more than 1,000 new easyJet Pilots
Jan04

CAE to train more than 1,000 new easyJet Pilots

CAE has signed a long-term exclusive training agreement with easyJet to train more than 1,000 new easyJet cadet pilots on a Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL) programme. CAE will also provide Airbus 320 type rating training and place graduates of CAE’s Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) programme with easyJet. Selected cadets will begin MPL training with CAE in 2020 and upon completion of training, the first graduates will...

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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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A Change is Gonna Come
Dec27

A Change is Gonna Come

Secretary of State for Transport, pilot and aircraft owner, Grant Shapps MP: After many years of being largely ignored by central Government, and occasional neglect and disinterest bordering on hostility, the UK General Aviation (GA) sector – and the aviation training industry that operates within it – is being offered a vision of a brighter future and imminent practical measures to help GA, from the Government department...

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