Category: Pilot Training

MoD Announces £1.1 Billion Programme to Train Future Military Pilots

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than a billion pounds is to be invested by the Ministry of Defence to continue the modernisation of military flying training in the UK. A new fixed-wing flying training system will provide modern training aircraft as well as up-to-date ground-based training devices such as simulators and classroom learning for aircrew across the Royal Air […]

Embraer Selected to Train Armed Forces Aircrew in the United Kingdom

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Embraer Phenom 100 business jet was selected to provide multi-engine pilot training to armed forces aircrew in the United Kingdom. The contract with Affinity Flight Training Services will provide five aircraft to the U.K Ministry of Defence’s Military Flying Training System, (UKMFTS) program. The contract includes support services and an option for additional follow […]

£100,000 of Helicopter Training Scholarships Announced

Reading Time: 2 minutes Helicentre Aviation Academy has announced the award of a Commercial Helicopter Pilot/Flight Instructor Sponsorship as well as its annual Commercial Helicopter Pilot Scholarship, with a combined value in excess of £100,000. Since the launch of its Scholarships programme in 2012 the Academy has already invested over £250,000 into the training of selected pilots. The recent […]

Lufthansa Group to Concentrate Aviation Training in Munich

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lufthansa has confirmed that the present companies responsible for pilot and cabin crew training within the Lufthansa Group are to be amalgamated into a single organisation based at Munich, the Group’s second-biggest hub. The decision was taken in late January 2016 by the Deutsche Lufthansa AG Executive Board. The new Munich-based Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH […]

European Flyers Opens Its New Headquarters

Reading Time: < 1 minute European Flyers has announced the largest training centre for aviation and helicopters in southern Europe, a new base of operations located in Alicante, at Mutxamel airfield. The brand new headquarters is the hub of an ambitious project that will respond to the demand for training of more than 550,000 new jobs commercial pilots, according to […]

Boeing To Provide C-17 Training To NATO

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) program will soon train C-17 aircrews at Boeing’s C-17 International Training Centre (ITC) in the United Kingdom under a new $8 million contract. SAC is comprised of ten NATO countries and two NATO Partnership for Peace countries. The program will begin training its multinational aircrews early this year. Prior to […]

Should You Use an iPad During Flight Training?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Many students beginning their training often ask the question “is the iPad the right tool for me in my flight training?” There are many schools of thought on the use of technology during flight training and I couldn’t possibly cover all of them, so rather than try, I will stick with how we recommend the […]

American Airlines Announces Cadet Programmes For Regional Carriers

Reading Time: < 1 minute American Airlines has announced a new pilot training and recruiting programme at its wholly-owned regional subsidiaries, Envoy Air, Piedmont Airlines and PSA Airlines. The program offers tuition reimbursement, mentorships and certification training and will feed cadets into First Officer positions at the three subsidiaries. Envoy Air, which is based in Irving, said the new programme […]

FTA Signs Flight Training Contract with China Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) has signed an agreement to train commercial pilots for China Airlines. Under contract, FTA will deliver a CASA and Taiwan approved Commercial Pilot Licence and Multi-Engine Command Instrument Rating to CAL sponsored cadets. Anthony Wey, CAL General Manager Flight Operations Training Department and FTA Chief Financial Officer Kate Lepore signed the […]

Female Pilots on The Rise

Reading Time: < 1 minute More and more women across Asia are sitting in the cockpits of commercial airliners as cultural barriers preventing them from becoming aviators are slowly dismantled. But the report explains that there are still some culture and perceptions surrounding women in the cockpit which keep women at bay. Several Asian countries are boosting the numbers of […]