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British Airways restarts London Stansted Airport operation
May21

British Airways restarts London Stansted Airport operation

British Airways has returned to London Stansted Airport and is now offering scheduled services from the airport for the first time since the global pandemic. Launched on 18 May 2024, weekend flights from London Stansted to Florence, Ibiza and Nice have now joined BA Cityflyer’s operations for the summer season on its Embraer 190 aircraft.  London Stansted Airport is now the fourth London airport British Airways flies from.   BA...

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British Airways opens application process for its Speedbird ‘self-sponsorship’ new pilot career pathway
Feb26

British Airways opens application process for its Speedbird ‘self-sponsorship’ new pilot career pathway

British Airways is now accepting applications for its Speedbird Self-Sponsored Pathway for aspiring pilots. The self-sponsored programme runs jointly with the airline’s fully funded Speedbird programme, with the main difference being successful applicants must pay for training cost. Candidates who are training at one of British Airways approved training organisations (ATO) including FTEJerez, L3 Harris, Leading Edge or Skyborne, can...

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British Airways Speedbird Academy to return this year
Feb14

British Airways Speedbird Academy to return this year

BA recruitment team members Lucy Sylvester and Suzy Morgan confirmed the return of the airline’s Speedbird Academy in 2024 in a recent interview with FLYER Livestream.  During the interview, which featured insights into Suzy’s career from gliders to captaining the Boeing 777 for British Airways, the pair confirmed the return of the hugely successful Speedbird Academy after it launched in 2023. The 2023 Academy application process saw...

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British Airways newly qualified pilot pathway open for applications
Feb06

British Airways newly qualified pilot pathway open for applications

British Airways opens its newly qualified pilot pathway (NQPP) programme. The programme allows newly qualified commercial pilots that meet the airline’s entry criteria to apply for a piloting job with the flag carrier.   NQPP programme applicants must have completed all aspect of flying training and either be in possession of a UK Part-FCL Licence or have submitted their licence application to the CAA. Applicants with an...

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British Airways’ fully funded pilot programme now open
Sep20

British Airways’ fully funded pilot programme now open

Hopefuls for the British Airways Speedbird Pilot Academy programme must submit their completed applications by the 25 September. The online application process leaves aspiring candidates with just days to complete the important online tests and forms to have the opportunity to become a British Airways pilot. The creation of the British Airways Speedbird Pilot Academy programme eliminates the high entry cost when choosing a...

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