Category: Pilot Training

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 […]

Which Aviation Training Centre in Europe Was Voted the Best?

Aviation training is a very important stage in the career of all the aviation-related people: flight crew members, flight dispatchers, air traffic controllers, maintenance personnel and many others. Therefore, in order to have good theoretical and practical preparation and be confident that your professional skills match the requirements, it is important to carefully choose the […]

Second Lockheed Martin T-50A Takes Flight

Two Lockheed Martin T-50A aircraft are now soaring together in the skies over Greenville, South Carolina. The inaugural Feb. 20 flight of the second production-ready T-50A from Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Pilot Training (APT) operations center in Greenville further demonstrates the company’s established, lowest-risk offering in the U.S. Air Force’s T-X competition. In February 2016, Lockheed […]

IATA Expands Partnership with ENAC

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in cooperation with the École nationale de l’aviation civile (ÉNAC) announced the expansion of their aviation training and education partnership to include aviation research and studies. “Aviation needs research to identify innovative solutions to meet the needs of a growing industry. A particular focus of our partnership with ENAC […]

Lufthansa To Operate A350 Under Triple Type Rating

Lufthansa’s Airbus A350s will be operated by pilots who also fly its A330s and A340-600s. The German airline received its first A350-900 in December and will start regular passenger flights with the twinjet on 10 February. These will be operated from Lufthansa’s secondary base in Munich. At an inauguration event in the city on 2 […]

Which Aviation Training Centre in Europe to Choose?

Undoubtedly, aviation continues to flourish at a furious pace. Especially booming economies, falling fuel prices, an ever-expanding foreign trade as well as the development of the tourism industry are pushing the sharp increase in the commercial sector which serves the greatest number of customers. Correspondingly, the skyrocketing demand for air services poses one of the […]

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 […]