Category: Aviation Training News

Finnair Recruits 400 Pilots and Cabin Crew Members

Reading Time: 1 minute Finnair prepares for growth in its long-haul traffic starting in 2016 and begins the biggest recruitment drive in the company’s history. In addition to the approximately 70 pilots and 130 cabin attendants recruited this year, the company is seeking to recruit 100 new pilots and 300 new cabin crew members. Some 50 people are also […]

Ethiopian Airlines Introduces Boeing 777 Flight Simulator

Reading Time: 1 minute Ethiopian Airlines has finalized the installation of a Boeing 777 flight simulator manufactured by CAE Inc. This 777 flight simulator, which is located in the newly built flight operations building at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, is its fifth full flight simulator (FFS)—following the Boeing 767/757, Boeing 737NG, Bombardier Q400 and the Boeing 787 FFS, […]

U.S. Air Force Pilots Train for F-35 Operations with New Virtual Technologies

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the U.S. Air Force prepares for initial F-35 Lightning II operations, pilots at Hill Air Force Base are rehearsing missions with new simulators delivered by Lockheed Martin. Pilots are now training with four Full Mission Simulators linked together to hone their tactical employment of the F-35 against ground and airborne threats. As a complement […]

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland Training Contracts with STARS and New Jersey State Police Department

Reading Time: 1 minute Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today that the combined training contracts for AW139 helicopters training for five and three year respectively have been signed with EMS operator STARS of Canada and New Jersey State Police Department in US. It will deliver more than 2,600 simulator flight hours.   Signing a five year training contract, helicopter emergency medical services provider STARS, […]

FRASCA 407 FTD Receives Level 7 Qualification

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Helicopter Flight Training Center, Shreveport, LA has recently received FAA Level 7 approval for their FRASCA built Bell 407 Flight Training Device (FTD). The FTD includes an advanced visual system capable of providing VFR, IFR and highly realistic NVG training using actual night vision goggles. The cockpit design was developed with input from the […]

FlyRight Expands King Air Training Program

Reading Time: 1 minute Charlotte, North Carolina-based FlyRight, a training provider for the Beechcraft King Air, has announced that it will expand its facilities and add seven full-motion simulators next year, an expansion that will allow the company to also include more airplane types to its training program. In addition to the new simulators, FlyRight will add additional training […]

CAE Signs Pilot and Cabin Crew Training Contract with Vueling Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes CAE and Vueling Airlines, S.A. have concluded a new training services agreement. As part of this contract, a second A320 full-flight simulator will be relocated to CAE’s Barcelona training centre to further increase training capacity at this location. In addition, the CAE Barcelona centre will be extended to provide further classrooms and training facilities to […]

FlightSafety’s new Bell Helicopter interchangeable simulator

Reading Time: 2 minutes FlightSafety has announced the start of training using its new interchangeable Bell Helicopter 212/412EP simulator. The simulator was recently qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration. It is located at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. “We are pleased to further enhance and expand our Bell Helicopter training programs in Dallas,” […]

TRU Opens New Maintenance Training Facility

Reading Time: 2 minutes TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. company, today announced the opening of its new Aviation Maintenance Training Academy located on the Textron Aviation Mid-Continent campus in Wichita, Kansas. Courses currently offered include mechanical and avionics theory and practical for new production Beechcraft King Air 350i, 250, and C90GTx turboprops with the Pro Line Fusion® […]

Aeromexico Inaugurates New Boeing 787 Simulator

Reading Time: 3 minutes Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, in partnership with Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training (LMCFT), presented its new Boeing 787 flight simulator today at the Aeromexico Training facility. This device will allow Aeromexico’s pilots to train under highly realistic operating conditions. With the arrival of the new simulator, Aeromexico can optimize scheduling and control of the pilot […]