Category: Aviation Training News

Is It Time to Change Australian Aviation Rules?

Reading Time: 3 minutes CASA harmonizes aviation rules to ICAO The new pilot licensing regulations commence was approved in order to harmonize Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) rules step by step with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) standards. Improving safety standards is a top priority of these changes as safety is one of the core ICAO’s objectives. […]

Initial Cabin Crew Training – How Does It Look Like From Up Close?

Reading Time: 1 minute Flight attendant’s occupation, like all the others in aviation, requires a proper and consistent training. The very first step each candidate has to take is Initial Cabin Crew training. Do you know how it looks like? If not, aviation academy BAA Training will try to answer to that. Just take a closer look!

Cabin Crew: Safety Comes First

Reading Time: 3 minutes If someone asked, what would you say are the main duties and responsibilities of the flight attendants? Many people will say that it’s to welcome passengers as they board and exit the airplane, serve them food and refreshments, perform a pre-flight safety demonstration, and always be smiling and pleasant. All of this is true, but […]

Have Simulator, Will Travel

Reading Time: 3 minutes You are sitting in the comforts of the spacious business jet cabin when all of a sudden there’s a bang and a vibration and a wisp of smoke wafts up from the floor. The pilot comes on the cabin intercom and announces that the aircraft has lost an engine, while the flight attendant begins preparing […]

FAA Administrator at Redbird 2015 – Flight Training and Simulators

Reading Time: 1 minute Straight From The Boss – Clearing Up Questions About FlightSim Training At the Redbird Migration 2015, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta was featured as the keynote speaker, and he also entertained questions. In this case, the question comes from Craig Fuller, the Chairman of Redbird Flight Simulations. Fuller brought up the topic of allowing simulator training […]

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 […]