Category: Pilot Training

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 […]

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 […]

CAE Celebrates the Training of Ryanair’s 2,000th Cadet

CAE and Ryanair celebrated the success of CAE’s initial type-rating training program for the European airline and the training of the 2,000th Ryanair cadet trained at CAE’s training centre in Amsterdam. The celebration was attended by Ryanair and CAE management teams, along with Ryanair’s latest group of cadets, at CAE’s training centre in Amsterdam. “CAE […]

CAE Extends Pilot Training with Norwegian and Air Europa

Montreal-based flight-simulator manufacturer CAE has extended pilot training agreements with Norwegian Airlines and Spanish carrier Air Europa. CAE’s extended agreement with Norwegian now includes CAE instructor-led training for Boeing 737NGs. Pilots began training in October at CAE’s training centers in Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo, CAE said. CAE renewed its agreement with Air Europa, updating the […]

Virgin Atlantic Recruits Take to the Skies

The first batch of recruits to take part in Virgin Atlantic’s Future Flyers Programme will take to the skies this January. The news comes as the airline re-launches the training programme for 2017 that leads directly to a job as a pilot with the airline. This coming year Virgin Atlantic is offering 12 spaces on […]

CIS Countries Launch Training of the Joint Air Defence System

More than 130 command and control centres of 7 CIS countries launched training of the Joint air defence system at 8.00 a.m. (MSK) on October 26. Command and control centre of the Russian Aerospace Forces coordinates air defence duty forces of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan from the Moscow Region. The servicemen […]

Finnair to Wet Lease a Hi Fly A340 for Pilot Training

Finnair will wet lease one Airbus A340 from Portuguese aircraft-crew-maintenance-insurance (ACMI) specialist Hi Fly for two months to accommodate pilot trainings to secure the airline’s growing operations in summer 2017 and beyond. “Pilot trainings are a part of our preparations for growth. This wet lease is a part of our efforts to ensure punctual operations […]

CAE Wins Defence Contracts Valued at More than C$100 Million

CAE announced that it has won defence contracts valued at more than C$100 million to provide a range of training and support services for global military customers. Some of the key contracts include the United States Air Force exercising a contract option for CAE USA to continue providing KC-135 tanker aircrew training services; the United […]

ATCT to Select MOMook Software for Its Training Management

The technology company MOMook, developing management software solutions for aviation training centres, is announcing a service agreement with Aviation Training Center of Tunisia (ATCT). The two-year agreement, signed on 29th of September, includes the MOMook solution for company’s training scheduling, documents, and user management, syllabus manager, examination, reporting and student progress, warehouse and simulator maintenance. […]