Thales leading new DGAC & EASA flight safety requirement consortium
Apr08

Thales leading new DGAC & EASA flight safety requirement consortium

Thales has formed a consortium with ENAC, l’ENS Paris-Saclay, Simaero, AviaSim and Corsair to develop a tooled methodology for evaluating pilot behaviour under the PERCEVAL project (Pilot bEhaviouR and CompEtency EVALuation). The consortium brings together the expertise of all the stakeholders in the airline pilot training community, including airlines, training centres, civil aviation schools, and public and private research...

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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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Aer Lingus Future Pilot Programme open
Mar25

Aer Lingus Future Pilot Programme open

Aer Lingus is now accepting on-line applications after opening the first stage in its Future Pilot pilot training programme. Successful applicants to the Future Pilot programme will eventually become pilots for the the Irish flag carrier.  The Aer Lingus Future Pilot Programme combines classroom study and practical flight training in aircraft and flight simulators. After graduating cadets will receive a Multi Pilot Commercial Licence...

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EASA issues Austro Engine Airworthiness Directive
Mar14

EASA issues Austro Engine Airworthiness Directive

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) announcing mandatory work to be undertaken on all E4 and E4P Jet-A1-powered piston engines installed in Diamond Aircraft, including the popular twin-engine DA-42 NG trainer in use at a large number of flight schools across the world. The AD refers to a Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) from Diamond that has been issued following a number of...

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IFA invests €2.1m in training fleet additions
Mar11

IFA invests €2.1m in training fleet additions

Portugal’s International Flight Academy (IFA) has confirmed a new €2.1m contract with Textron for seven Pipistrel aircraft. Two of the new aircraft will be the Velis Electro model, the world’s only certified fully electric aircraft, powered by two water-cooled lithium batteries, with a flight range of 50 minutes, plus reserves. The two new electric trainers will be the first of their kind in Portugal, the school confirmed. The...

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