GlobalX signs long term pilot training agreement with CAE
Jan31

GlobalX signs long term pilot training agreement with CAE

Global Crossing Airlines (GlobalX) signs exclusive long-term pilot training agreement with CAE to operate an A320 family full-flight simulator (FFS) at is Miami, Florida base. The FFS will be ready for pilot training in the first quarter of 2024 and will support the operator’s growing aircrew maintenance and insurance (ACMI) and air charter fleet, plus its A321F expansion programme. “We are delighted to be signing this agreement...

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TUI fly Belgium’s MPL cadet pilot programme open
Jan19

TUI fly Belgium’s MPL cadet pilot programme open

TUI fly Belgium is hiring for its 2024 multi pilot licence (MPL) cadet pilot programme with applications closing on 1st May. The training programme, that aims to turn new recruits into 737 first officers within 19 months, is also open to applicants with little or no previous aviation experience. To apply candidates must be a citizen of the EU and free to start the training programme in September 2024. However, unlike TUI...

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airBaltic focus on its pilot training academy for growing A220 fleet
Nov21

airBaltic focus on its pilot training academy for growing A220 fleet

airBaltic will use its Riga training academy to train pilots for its growing A220 fleet. The Latvian flag carrier says it will train its own pilots after announcing new orders for 30 A220-300 aircraft plus options for 20 more at this year’s Dubai Airshow. The new aircraft order will bump airBaltic A220 fleet capacity beyond 100 aircraft, making it the largest European A220 operator. The carrier currently operates 44 A220 aircraft and...

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North American pilot shortage gap tightens
Nov07

North American pilot shortage gap tightens

According to analytics company Oliver Wyman the outlook for the North American pilot shortage is lessening, due an increased supply of newly trained pilots coupled with a constrained airline demand. Oliver Wyman’s latest figures now project the gap between pilot supply and demand up to 2032 to shrink to around 13,300 from just short of 17,300 and 23% smaller than last year’s projection. Both the shortage and the narrowing of the gap...

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BALPA’s scepticism about the global pilot shortage and upfront training fees
Oct30

BALPA’s scepticism about the global pilot shortage and upfront training fees

The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) has issued a statement advising prospective pilots to be wary of current claims that there is an emerging worldwide pilot shortage. Broadly, BALPA’s view is that airline pilot recruitment is currently buoyant and may remain so for the foreseeable future, but at the same time any claims of a pending global pilot shortage are to be viewed with a strong dose of scepticism. “In 2023 we have...

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