Category: Aviation Training News

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Three Heathrow Flights in Three Days Brush with Drones

UK investigators have disclosed details of three more encounters, within three days, between commercial aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles in London terminal airspace, including two in the highest collision risk category. The UK Airprox Board states that an Airbus A320-family aircraft had been descending on its base leg over central London ahead of an approach […]

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Tech Support Team Working on Solution to Deal with Drone Threats

The threat perception is real. Late in 2015, the Intelligence Bureau issued alerts of drone attacks in Delhi. Last month, Mumbai airport was put on alert after a pilot spotted an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), also called drone. But agencies in India don’t have a concrete solution. Unlike shooting down an enemy fighter aircraft on […]

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Ryanair Uses FSTDs to Help Pilots Train Themselves

Most airline pilots approach their annual recurrent training simulator time with apprehension. They perceive the exercise to be more about testing than training or learning, and with most airlines there is a lot of truth in that perception. Some airlines provide more recurrent training than regulations require because flight operations data monitoring (FDM) – a […]

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Jeppesen Helps Design New University Flight Dispatch Program

Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, and TSI, University of Applied Sciences in Riga, Latvia, have teamed to develop a professional Flight Dispatch / Flight Operations Training program. The program focuses on the unique aspects of airline operations on a global scale. The new program will also integrate airline dispatcher training as a component of the university’s […]

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CFM to Offer LEAP-1C Maintenance Training in Guanghan

CFM International will begin offering line maintenance training for the LEAP-1C engine at its Aero Engine Maintenance and Training Center (AEMTEC) located in Guanghan City. The LEAP-1C training engine, which was used as part of the engine certification test programme, will be delivered to the facility in 2017. Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of the […]

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China Reveals World’s Most Powerful Combat Spy Drone

A new Chinese high-tech spy drone has been revealed at a military air show. The plane – codenamed CH-5 – is reportedly being dubbed the “world’s most powerful” unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The plane was unveiled yesterday at the International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, China, as the nation further displays its military prowess. […]

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CAE Celebrates the Training of Ryanair’s 2,000th Cadet

CAE and Ryanair celebrated the success of CAE’s initial type-rating training program for the European airline and the training of the 2,000th Ryanair cadet trained at CAE’s training centre in Amsterdam. The celebration was attended by Ryanair and CAE management teams, along with Ryanair’s latest group of cadets, at CAE’s training centre in Amsterdam. “CAE […]

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CAE Extends Pilot Training with Norwegian and Air Europa

Montreal-based flight-simulator manufacturer CAE has extended pilot training agreements with Norwegian Airlines and Spanish carrier Air Europa. CAE’s extended agreement with Norwegian now includes CAE instructor-led training for Boeing 737NGs. Pilots began training in October at CAE’s training centers in Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo, CAE said. CAE renewed its agreement with Air Europa, updating the […]

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Virgin Atlantic Recruits Take to the Skies

The first batch of recruits to take part in Virgin Atlantic’s Future Flyers Programme will take to the skies this January. The news comes as the airline re-launches the training programme for 2017 that leads directly to a job as a pilot with the airline. This coming year Virgin Atlantic is offering 12 spaces on […]

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CIS Countries Launch Training of the Joint Air Defence System

More than 130 command and control centres of 7 CIS countries launched training of the Joint air defence system at 8.00 a.m. (MSK) on October 26. Command and control centre of the Russian Aerospace Forces coordinates air defence duty forces of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan from the Moscow Region. The servicemen […]