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UK flight training regulatory charges rise by 7.7%
May14

UK flight training regulatory charges rise by 7.7%

The UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) charging scheme for the financial year 2024/2025 came into effect in April. The headline figure for the flight training industry is a 7.7% increase across all CAA safety related charges which includes licensing charges for pilots and flying schools, revised down slightly from the 8.3% increase previously proposed. Details of the revised charges for pilots and flight schools are contained...

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Iberia offering cadet pilot jobs in ‘part sponsorship’ training deal
May09

Iberia offering cadet pilot jobs in ‘part sponsorship’ training deal

Iberia announced the relaunch of its cadet pilot training programme in association with FTEJerez Flight Training Europe. The collaboration between Iberia and FTEJerez will see the Spanish flag carrier providing interest-free financing for approximately 50% of the training cost. New pilot hopefuls have until the 15 May to submit their applications for the Iberia initiative that is helping to ease the burden of high professional flight...

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Last call for CATS ATPL TK scholarship
Apr26

Last call for CATS ATPL TK scholarship

UK commercial pilot theoretical knowledge trainer CATS Aviation in once again offering a full ATPL ground school scholarship. Those interested in applying will need to be quick to take advantage of this opportunity, worth £1,499.00, with the application window closing on 01 May 2024. The scholarship includes full access to the CATS web-based training system, iPad app, CATS Central Question Bank (CCQB) and virtual ground school...

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easyJet opens pilot training programme targeting 200 new pilots
Apr24

easyJet opens pilot training programme targeting 200 new pilots

easyJet has announced that it has opened its Generation easyJet Pilot Training programme, which takes aspiring pilots with little or no experience to the cockpit of an Airbus A320 commercial airliner in around two years as qualified co-pilot. Over 1000 new pilots are set to join easyJet by 2028 as part of a five year recruitment drive, with around 200 places now available this year. The announcement comes shortly after Aer Lingus, TUi...

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AELO offers ‘zero training delay’ guarantee
Apr19

AELO offers ‘zero training delay’ guarantee

A Swiss flight training academy has taken the interesting stance of offering its customers a zero training delay guarantee. AELO Swiss Academy, part of the Aero Locarno Group, which operates flight training bases in Switzerland and Italy, has confirmed that it is offering a ‘Zero Delay Guarantee’ for cadets enrolled on commercial pilot training programmes with the academy. “If you do not complete your training in 16 months, you will...

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