Mission Aviation Fellowship
Tayside Aviation – adminstrator investigating financial dealings
May30

Tayside Aviation – adminstrator investigating financial dealings

Administrators handling the disposal of Tayside Aviation following its closure on 20 April 2023 have revealed that they are investigating financial moves made by the school’s owner in the run-up to the company’s collapse with debts of £2.5m. As reported previously, the sudden collapse of Tayside Aviation led to the immediate loss of 20 jobs and dozens of students stranded part-way through their training, many of whom have been left...

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Emirates expands training academy with three Diamond aircraft
Mar25

Emirates expands training academy with three Diamond aircraft

Dubai-based Emirates Flight Training Academy (EFTA) is bolstering its fleet with three new twin-engine Diamond DA420VI aircraft and a corresponding flight simulator. “Slated to be the flagship that ushers in multi-engine piston (MEP) training at EFTA,” the AUSTRO jet-fuel powered DA42-VI is the latest version of Austrian manufacturers Diamond Aircraft Industries’ light piston twin. The total deal is worth an estimated four million...

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Pilot delivers 100th Pilot 100pi trainer
Mar18

Pilot delivers 100th Pilot 100pi trainer

Piper Aircraft are celebrating the delivery of its 100th Pilot 100i trainer to Paragon Flight Training in Florida, USA. The Piper Pilot 100i was introduced in 2019 as the latest variant of the ubiquitous Piper PA-28, now in production for over sixty years. Piper say that the 100i was designed with direct input from flight instructors and students, with an interior is simple yet functional to withstand the rigors of flight training. It...

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Meet the LAA at AeroExpo 2023
Jan08

Meet the LAA at AeroExpo 2023

The 2023 AeroExpo event – scheduled to be held over three days in June at Sywell aerodrome, Northamptonshire – will include a ‘Meet the LAA’ initiative as part of its programme. Established in 2005 but returning for the first time post-pandemic, AvBuyer’s AeroExpo UK – billed as ‘The UK’s festival of aviation’ – will be held from Thursday 8 to Saturday 10 June 2023. Incorporating an “unrivalled choice in the latest general aviation...

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Urbe Aero bolsters training fleet with eight Diamond aircraft
Nov08

Urbe Aero bolsters training fleet with eight Diamond aircraft

Italian-based Urbe Aero Flight Academy have “placed a large order for the purchase of brand-new training aircraft”; an investment that will see their existing 11-strong Diamond fleet bolstered by an additional eight airframes. Joining seven other Diamond DA20-C1 aircraft already in use, seven new DA40-NG single-engined aircraft (augmenting Urbe Aero’s current nine examples) will be joined by one additional DA42-VI twin-engined trainer...

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