Booker Aviation launches hour building package
Apr11

Booker Aviation launches hour building package

Booker Aviation, based at Wycombe Air Park in Buckinghamshire, has launched a new hours building package for pilots wanting to build hours and experience ahead of commencing their Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) training. Under the modular training system, PPL holders wishing to progress to CPL training must have first obtained a minimum of 200 hours flight time and with this in mind Booker Aviation is now offering discounted packages....

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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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The right stuff?
Feb26

The right stuff?

The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has released a report stating that while airline pilot recruitment is looking positive for 2024, it now harbours concerns that the training industry may be experiencing capacity issues and could soon be struggling to meet demand. Having previously warned new entrants to the industry that a surplus of experienced pilots laid off during the pandemic meant that new pilot graduates would...

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BNU partners with two Oxford Airport-based flight schools
Feb19

BNU partners with two Oxford Airport-based flight schools

Buckinghamshire New University’s (BNU) Schoolof Aviation and Security has announced the launch of its ATO Preferred Partner programme with Leading Edge Aviation (LEAL) and Pilot Flight Training (PFT), both based at Oxford Airport. BNU describes its Preferred Partner scheme as a quality mark initiative that gives current and perspective BNU pilot degree students further information about the range of choices they can make for their...

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No experience required: TUI Airways scouting for new 737 pilots
Jan08

No experience required: TUI Airways scouting for new 737 pilots

TUI Airways kickstart the application process for its 2024 fully funded 737 pilot cadet programme. Today the operator begun the first stage in its search for new pilot hopefuls by opening its multi crew licence (MPL) application process, for the programme first announced in September last year. Importantly, TUI Airways pledge to pay the majority of upfront training costs associated with gaining a MPL and 737 type rating, which...

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