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Pilot Careers Live Heathrow this Saturday
Apr18

Pilot Careers Live Heathrow this Saturday

Flight training event Pilot Careers Live (PCL) is returning this Saturday (20 April) to the Sofitel, Heathrow T5. The event brings together many of the world’s top pilot training academies, along with airline representatives and aviation associations. For those considering embarking on commercial pilot training, be it with an end goal to join the airlines, charter operators, rotary companies, or training academies as flight...

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General aviation aircraft deliveries exceed 4000 in 2023
Apr16

General aviation aircraft deliveries exceed 4000 in 2023

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has released a report on general aviation aircraft sales for 2023 which show that for the first time in a decade, more than 4,000 aircraft were delivered. “For the first time in more than a decade, the general aviation manufacturing industry has eclipsed 4,000 aircraft delivered. In addition to this strong showing, there are robust and growing order backlogs for all segments of...

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UK Government says flying taxi services will become reality by 2026
Mar19

UK Government says flying taxi services will become reality by 2026

Flying taxis, crime-fighting drones and critical 999 care deliveries could all be a reality by 2030 after the government and industry’s joint Future of Flight action plan is announced by the Department for Transport (DfT).   Setting out a roadmap for drones and novel electric aircraft in the UK, the plan details how technology once confined to the realm of sci-fi could transform our skies, with studies estimating drone technology...

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IFA invests €2.1m in training fleet additions
Mar11

IFA invests €2.1m in training fleet additions

Portugal’s International Flight Academy (IFA) has confirmed a new €2.1m contract with Textron for seven Pipistrel aircraft. Two of the new aircraft will be the Velis Electro model, the world’s only certified fully electric aircraft, powered by two water-cooled lithium batteries, with a flight range of 50 minutes, plus reserves. The two new electric trainers will be the first of their kind in Portugal, the school confirmed. The...

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British Airways opens application process for its Speedbird ‘self-sponsorship’ new pilot career pathway
Feb26

British Airways opens application process for its Speedbird ‘self-sponsorship’ new pilot career pathway

British Airways is now accepting applications for its Speedbird Self-Sponsored Pathway for aspiring pilots. The self-sponsored programme runs jointly with the airline’s fully funded Speedbird programme, with the main difference being successful applicants must pay for training cost. Candidates who are training at one of British Airways approved training organisations (ATO) including FTEJerez, L3 Harris, Leading Edge or Skyborne, can...

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BNU partners with two Oxford Airport-based flight schools
Feb19

BNU partners with two Oxford Airport-based flight schools

Buckinghamshire New University’s (BNU) Schoolof Aviation and Security has announced the launch of its ATO Preferred Partner programme with Leading Edge Aviation (LEAL) and Pilot Flight Training (PFT), both based at Oxford Airport. BNU describes its Preferred Partner scheme as a quality mark initiative that gives current and perspective BNU pilot degree students further information about the range of choices they can make for their...

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