The Drones are Coming…
Oct24

The Drones are Coming…

According to Dame Deirdre Hutton, Chair of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, drone use is increasing exponentially and if the UK is to cope with increasing demands on its airspace infrastructure then a radical rethink is required, and it needs to happen quickly. ‘Share the Air’ was the title of the CAA’s conference at the Royal Aeronautical Society’s headquarters in London late last month. Given that the Authority’s senior board...

Read More
L3 Open New UK Base at Cranfield
Oct20

L3 Open New UK Base at Cranfield

L3 Commercial Aviation is expanding its UK Airline Academy operations with a new site at Cranfield Airport in Bedforshire. The location will help to increase L3’s flight training capacity for cadets across its European training programmes. “This investment will help to improve both the quality and capacity of our world-leading pilot training,” said Geoff van Klaveren, Vice President of L3 Airline Academy. “With its existing...

Read More
Skyborne to Offer Bespoke Simulator Training
Jul03

Skyborne to Offer Bespoke Simulator Training

Skyborne Airline Academy is launching Airline Simulator Assessment Preparation sessions in its Boeing 737 MAX FTD simulator with the aim, they say, to maximise cadets’ employment prospects. The preparation sessions will take place at Skyborne’s Gloucestershire Airport facility and give recent graduates the opportunity to optimise their preparations for the recruitment process with their prospective employer. Ian Cooper, Chief...

Read More
Aer Lingus open Fully-Funded ‘Future Pilot Programme’
Jul01

Aer Lingus open Fully-Funded ‘Future Pilot Programme’

Aer Lingus says that it is looking for future pilots from diverse backgrounds to meet its projected expansion plans. Aer Lingus will continue its tradition of training ab-initio pilots with fully sponsored and mentored pilot training, commencing in late 2019. Successful candidates will begin a training programme lasting over 14 months in collaboration with Aer Lingus’ preferred flight training school, FTE Jerez in Spain. The cadets...

Read More
Boeing Adds 14,000 Aircrew to its 20 Year Pilot Demand Outlook
Jul01

Boeing Adds 14,000 Aircrew to its 20 Year Pilot Demand Outlook

Boeing has released the 2019 update of its ‘Pilot & Technician Outlook’, a long-running industry forecast of personnel demand. The latest Boeing forecast projects that 804,000 new civil aviation pilots, 769,000 new maintenance technicians, and 914,000 new cabin crew will be needed to fly and maintain the world commercial aviation fleet over the next 20 years. The forecast is inclusive of the commercial aviation, business aviation,...

Read More
Robinson Introduces new Flight Training Guide
Jun27

Robinson Introduces new Flight Training Guide

An updated flight training guide is now available from Robinson Helicopter Company. Robinson say that the comprehensive guide addresses the many levels of training, from the student pilot trying to find the ‘hover button’, to the qualified helicopter pilot transitioning into a Robinson, to the all-important flight review. The guide provides students and instructors a lesson-by-lesson syllabus, which includes a written test, for each...

Read More