Category: Pilot Training

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 […]

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 […]