Wizz Air opening new training centre
Mar26

Wizz Air opening new training centre

European carrier Wizz Air has announced that it is opening its second training centre in 2024. The new facility, valued at €38m, is to open in Rome, next to Fiumicino Airport, housing three full-flight simulators for recurrent training of over 4800 Wizz Air pilots yearly. Classrooms and briefing rooms will take up 1290 square meters on two floors, while nearly 600 square meters will be devoted to the simulator hall with three modern...

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Increase in airline-targeted scammers on X
Nov22

Increase in airline-targeted scammers on X

Aviation enthusiast Jason Rabinowitz, who goes by the handle of @AirlineFlyer and co-hosts FlightRadar24’s AvTalk podcast, says there has been a dramatic increase on X (formerly know as Twitter) in fake accounts responding to passenger tweets to airlines over flight delays and customer service issues. In an interview with Fast Company, Rabinowitz said: “Before the changes to the verification system on Twitter, there were...

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Global Airlines acquires used A380 for transatlantic passenger operations
May31

Global Airlines acquires used A380 for transatlantic passenger operations

A new entrant to the airline world, Global Airlines, has taken the unusual step of purchasing rather than leasing its first aircraft, opting for an A380 as launch platform for its passenger operations. The landmark deal will see the start-up airline initially acquire four A380 aircraft from Doric Aviation, with more mooted to follow. Global Airlines plans to operate the A380 on transatlantic routes with services starting in early...

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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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Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme reopens
Apr26

Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme reopens

On World Pilot’s Day (26 April), easyJet announced the reopening of its Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme for 2023. The airline confirms plans to recruit around 200 cadets for the 2023 intake, aiming to train a total of 1,000 new pilots by 2027. The programme is delivered in partnership with CAE, offering training to aspiring commercial airline pilots. Ground training is provided at CAE’s European aviation academy locations...

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