Category: Aviation Training News

A350 Pilot Training Triggers Finnair A330 Lease Extension

Finland flag carrier Finnair has extended the lease on an Iberia Airbus A330 until May 31 because of A350 crew training delays. The A330 had been scheduled to leave the fleet Jan. 31. The oneworld carrier had planned to use the A330 on its 3X-weekly Miami route only from Jan. 10-31, but this 21-day lease […]

Successful First Flight for the New Aermacchi M-345

The prototype of the new Aermacchi M-345HET (High Efficiency Trainer) two-seat basic jet trainer has successfully completed its first flight from Venegono Superiore airfield (Varese, Italy) on December 29. The aircraft was flown by Quirino Bucci and Giacomo Iannelli from Leonardo Aircraft Division. Quirino Bucci, Project Test Pilot Trainers of Leonardo Aircraft Division, expressed great […]

Lithuania Buys Saab’s RBS 70 Simulators

Lithuania has placed an order for Saab-made RBS 70 simulators in a move the company says will enhance the country’s air defense capabilities. The RBS 70 is a portable air defense system used for anti-aircraft warfare. Lithuania has been procuring the systems since 2004. Under the new contract, Saab says the country will be more […]

Close to 100 % State Funding of Commercial Pilot Education in Norway from 2017

The Norwegian parliament has decided that Norwegian students for commercial pilot education now will get close to 100 % funding from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund. This is a very beneficial funding with no requirement for securing of the loan, no interest during education and a moderate pay back scheme. Frode Granlund CEO of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]