Category: Aviation Training News

Pratt & Whitney Gets DGCA Certification for Customer Training Center

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., announced the certification of its customer training center in Hyderabad by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, which is the Indian civil aviation regulator. This is a major milestone for United Technologies Corporation India Private Limited (“Pratt & Whitney Customer Training Center India”), as it allows […]

Turkmenistan Airlines Opens Flight Simulator Center

Turkmenistan’s state-run aviation concern Turkmenhowayollary (Turkmenistan Airlines) has opened a flight simulator center at Ashgabat airport. The facility is part of a new airport complex currently under construction outside the country’s capital city, TurkmenPortal reports. The center features two full-flight simulators: one by Canada’s CAE for Boeing 737NG family airliners, the other by Austrian aircraft […]

First Boeing 737 MAX Flight Simulator is FAA Certified

FAA has certified the first-ever Boeing 737 MAX full-flight simulator (FFS), located at Boeing’s Miami training center. The FSS, made by TRU Simulation & Training, was certified to FAA Level C standard. Pilots can start training on an interim level C simulator. The qualification level will be upgraded to the level D standard once all […]

Jeppesen to Optimize Planning for More Than 5,000 Avianca Crew Members

Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, has agreed to a new four-year year service agreement with Avianca, the flagship airline of Colombia. Jeppesen will provide Crew Pairing and Crew Rostering services to optimize crew planning operations for the airline’s 5,000-plus crew members based in Colombia, El Salvador, Peru, Costa Rica, Honduras, Ecuador and Guatemala. Jeppesen Crew Pairing […]

Thales Delivers Training Simulator To The Royal Malaysian Air Force

Thales was selected to deliver an FNPT II (Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainer) simulator to the Royal Malaysian Air Force for the purposes of initial pilot training. The simulator, delivered to the company Gading Kasturi, has been in operation since December. Key Points: Delivery of this flight and navigation training simulator marks the first flight […]

FlightSafety International To Offer Training For The Gulfstream G650

FlightSafety International announces that training for the Gulfstream G650™ aircraft will be offered at its Learning Center located at the Farnborough airport in the United Kingdom. Training is expected to begin in March 2017 following Level D qualification of the simulator. This will be the fourth training location and fifth simulator for Gulfstream G650. Two […]

Morocco Aviation Private Academy Chooses Alsim ALX Light Turboprop

Alsim has announced the sale of an ALX Light Turboprop to the Morocco Aviation Private Academy (MAPA), located in Benslimane, Morocco. The device will be delivered to the academy this spring. Mohammed Fayyad Matar Khawaldeh, Morocco Aviation Private Academy’s CEO, said: “We had the opportunity to use an Alsim ALX at the Royal Jordanian Air […]

Malaysia Airlines Signs with Airbus for A350 XWB Flight Training

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has signed an agreement with the Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC) in Singapore to provide A350 XWB training to the carrier’s flight crew. The contract will cover complete courses for flight crew transition to the new A350 XWB, as well as regular recurrent training services. The agreement was signed at the […]

BAA Training Invites Future Wizz Air Cadets to Meet in Warsaw

BAA Training, European standard aviation training center, is inviting all aspiring future pilots to the Wizz Air Cadet Program Open Day on 25 March, in Warsaw, Poland. During the Open Day, BAA Training will walk the participants through the application and assessment process as well as the structure of Wizz Air Cadet Program, while representatives […]

U.S. Regional Airlines See A Pilot Shortage – Pilot See A Scapegoat

Regional airlines continue to blame a shortage of pilots for cutbacks in service to smaller airports, while the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) says those routes aren’t being flown because they’re uneconomical. SkyWest President and CEO Chip Childs told the House Transportation Aviation Subcommittee that he estimates a shortfall of 15,000 pilots by 2026, and […]