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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UPDATE: Ultimate Aerobatics Scholarship
Mar09

UPDATE: Ultimate Aerobatics Scholarship

Ultimate Aerobatics are extending their deadline for aerobatic scholarship applicants. Due to a very high demand and to give more young pilots the chance to compete for a place on their aerobatic scholarship, Ultimate Aerobatics are extending the application deadline to the 24 March. New for 2019 the scholarship will give two young pilots the chance to gain five hour’s worth of aerobatic flight training allowing them to be able...

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Aviation Skills Partnership to open Cranfield Academy
Mar09

Aviation Skills Partnership to open Cranfield Academy

Aviation Skills Partnership (ASP) and Cranfield University have announced plans for a new academy to meet the continued skill shortage within the aviation and aerospace industry. The organisations say that with the number of aircraft in service set to double by 2030 and airport expansion plans, the requirement for skilled people to support the industry is pressing and immediate. The International Aviation Academy will be based at...

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Red Lines and Red Ink: Will Finances Trump Politics Over the UK’s Future in EASA?
Mar08

Red Lines and Red Ink: Will Finances Trump Politics Over the UK’s Future in EASA?

With just under two months left before the UK officially withdraws from the European Union, the future for the UK aviation industry, and that of its regulator (the CAA), remains as opaque as ever. It is no secret that both industry as a whole and the regulator in particular wish the UK to remain a member of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Speaking in September 2017, Andrew Haines – then Chief Executive of the CAA...

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