2Excel Enters Corporate Partnership with the Air League
Feb06

2Excel Enters Corporate Partnership with the Air League

2Excel, the aviation services company, has announced a corporate partnership with the Air League, the leading aviation and aerospace charity which focuses on changing lives through aviation. The charity’s core purpose is to inspire people from all backgrounds into the aviation industry and to champion British aviation and aerospace. Each year many hundreds of aspiring young people benefit from Air League support to help them start a...

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Aer Lingus pilot Lisa Cusack wins 2020 AWAR Dublin Trailblazer Award
Feb04

Aer Lingus pilot Lisa Cusack wins 2020 AWAR Dublin Trailblazer Award

Dublin City University, in partnership with the Irish aviation industry, has kick-started a year-long focus on inclusion in the aviation industry. The ‘Year of Inclusion in Aviation 2020’ encompasses a range of activities aimed at growing knowledge and building awareness around inclusivity, with a specific focus on increasing the representation of women in aviation. The initiative was launched with two key events include the...

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Prince’s Trust Cadets Complete Scholarship Initiative with L3Harris Technologies
Jan30

Prince’s Trust Cadets Complete Scholarship Initiative with L3Harris Technologies

The first three young people to take part in The Prince’s Trust flying scholarship have completed their training with L3Harris Technologies. The flying scholarship initiative, created by L3Harris and The Prince’s Trust as part of the RAF 100 Legacy, aims to increase diversity within the aviation industry and help more people to achieve their dream of becoming a pilot. The first students, all from Northern Ireland, undertook...

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Aerobility raises record £101,000
Jan29

Aerobility raises record £101,000

British aviation charity Aerobility has raised £101,000 through a record-breaking auction. The auction took place on Saturday, 30th November at the Sofitel Heathrow T5 as part of one of the charity’s biggest annual fundraising event, the Aerobility Aviators’ Ball. The event brought together over 400 people from civilian and military aviation communities, as well as members of the charity, friends, family, supporters and members of the...

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Northampton Sywell gets GNSS Instrument Approaches
Jan28

Northampton Sywell gets GNSS Instrument Approaches

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved a set of GNSS (satellite navigation) instrument approaches to Sywell airfield near Northampton. The newly-approved procedures are some of the very few GNSS instrument approaches to a UK General Aviation airfield so far approved by the CAA, which has been criticised (not least by the Minster for Transport Grant Shapps) for the slow pace of approvals of GNSS instrument approaches, with...

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British Man Becomes First to Qualify as an Airline Pilot with HIV
Jan27

British Man Becomes First to Qualify as an Airline Pilot with HIV

A British pilot with HIV has become the first to qualify as a commercial pilot and join an airline after battling to change the regulations governing the issue of a class 1 medical. James Bushe had always wanted to be an airline pilot, and after leaving university in 2009 he worked as a manager in the restaurant trade to earn the money to finance his training. In 2017 he was offered a place on an easyJet pilot training scheme, but at...

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