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BAA Training Unveils €30 Million Pilot Training Centre
Sep29

BAA Training Unveils €30 Million Pilot Training Centre

BAA Training held the opening ceremony of its brand-new pilot training facility in France, located close to Paris-Orly Airport.  This expansion project is part of a collaboration with Transavia France and required a 30 million EUR investment. The training centre, will offer both wet and dry lease flight simulator services, and projected to train at least 2000 pilots annually on average. “Today marks a milestone in the BAA Training...

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United Airlines buys Flight School for Scholarship Programme
Feb27

United Airlines buys Flight School for Scholarship Programme

USA airline United Airlines has signed a purchase agreement to become the only major US carrier to own a flight training academy. United expects approximately 300 students to graduate from the United Aviate Academy in its first full year of operation. The flight training academy – currently operating as Westwind School of Aeronautics in Phoenix, Arizona – will be an extension of the airline’s Aviate program, a pilot development...

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ATPL Exams Research Project seeks Volunteers
Dec17

ATPL Exams Research Project seeks Volunteers

Dr Andy Taylor has told FTN that following the strong interest in his research into the relevance and effectiveness of the current ATPL theoretical knowledge examinations, airlines, training organisations, instructors and trainees have offered their support to his work. Dr Taylor told FTN: “Following the success of my conference presentation at the Royal Aeronautical Society in September, and the positive interest it generated from...

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ATPL Theoretical Knowledge – What is the Point
Nov30

ATPL Theoretical Knowledge – What is the Point

Is the content and delivery of the current EASA ATPL Theoretical Knowledge syllabus fit for purpose? It is a question asked by almost any student professional pilot commencing ‘ground school’ and faced with the daunting task of assimilating several thousand pages of knowledge across 14 subjects never before studied, and passing 14 written tests with a minimum 75% pass mark, all in as little as six months. It is probably true to say...

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