Category: Training Regulations

ERA (Europe) and RAA (US) Working Together for Regional Aviation

Reading Time: < 1 minute The working relationship between the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) and the Regional Airline Association (RAA) continues to be of great benefit to both parties, notes Simon McNamara, Director General ERA, from the RAA’s annual conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, US. “Attending this year’s highly productive RAA conference has reaffirmed the importance of working closely with our US […]

Student Pilot Certificate Rules Change April 1

Reading Time: 3 minutes AOPA is reminding student pilots and their flight instructors that significant changes in the process of applying for and issuing student pilot certificates take effect on April 1 in conjunction with a new rule adopted by the FAA. For student pilots, this means that it will no longer be possible to obtain a combined medical […]

Aviation Skills Partnership to Launch Aviation Skills Manifesto

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Aviation Skills Partnership gather business leaders, MPs, educators, trainers and academics at the House of Commons, to launch Aviation Skills Partnership’s (ASP) first Manifesto for Aviation Skills, which according to ASP, will aim to provide solutions to the issue of how to supply enough talented skilled workers for the growing industry. This event coincides […]

FAA Final Rule Changes Way Student Pilots Certificates Are Issued

Reading Time: < 1 minute Under a new final rule adopted by the FAA, aviation medical examiners will no longer issue student pilot certificates. Instead, new pilots will go through a similar process as private pilots, receiving their hard plastic student pilot certificates in the mail. As expected, the FAA dropped an earlier proposal to require photos on pilot certificates. […]

FAA Failing To Ensure Airline Pilots Retain Flying Skills

Reading Time: 3 minutes The U.S. government is falling short in ensuring airline pilots keep up their flying skills and get full training on how to monitor sophisticated automated control systems in cockpits, according to the Transportation Department’s internal watchdog. Most modern airline flying is done through automated systems that pilots closely monitor. Pilots typically use manual flying skills […]

CAE Gains Regulatory Approval for CSeries FFS

Reading Time: 4 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and CAE announced today that Transport Canada, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have awarded Interim Level C qualification on the full-flight simulator (FFS), and qualified the flight training device (FTD) for the all-new CS100 aircraft. Officials from each of the authorities granted their respective […]