AirlinePrep, Symbiotics to provide pilot aptitude assessments

AirlinePrep, a European airline pilot interview and assessment training provider, and Symbiotics, the provider of ADAPT Pilot Psychological Assessments, have partnered to provide a range of pilot aptitude assessments. The partnership comes ahead of the introduction of the new EASA Aircrew Medical Fitness regulation that came into effect in February 2021: EASA.CAT.GEN.MPA.175. The new regulationRead More

More than half of world’s pilots no longer flying due to pandemic (worldwide survey)

More than half of the world’s airline pilots are no longer flying for a living because of the Covid-19 pandemic – that’s the shocking reality according to a worldwide survey. Of the 2,600 pilots questioned in the survey: 30% are unemployed 17% are on furlough 6% are employed in aviation in a non-flying role 4%Read More

FTA adds new ten-week flight instructor course

Brighton-based FTA has added a ten-week Flight Instructor course and will start training their first group of instructors this month. The FI course is in addition to an enhanced integrated flight deck program, a new advanced course and an hour-building package introduced this year by FTA. Sean Jacob, managing director for FTA Global, said, “WeRead More

CAE expands into digital flight crew management with Merlot Aero acquisition

CAE recently acquired a leading civil aviation crew management and optimization software company, Merlot Aero for $25 million. This acquisition not only marks CAE’s expansion into digital flight crew management but also represents an important milestone to unify the digital flight operations ecosystem. This will allow CAE to provide an end-to-end offering of digitally-enabled crewRead More

Horizon Flight Academy to receive Entrol’s FTD simulator for Bell 505

Entrol has completed the development of a Flight Training Device (FTD) level 2 simulator for the highly popular single-engine Bell 505, the replacement for the long-standing JetRanger. The first customer for the 505 FTD is Abu Dhabi based Horizon International Flight Academy, which has a large fleet of Bell 505 for training helicopter pilots inRead More

Helicentre Aviation Academy opens 2-week scholarship application window

Helicentre Aviation Academy has opened a two-week application window to apply for a £10,000 scholarship to part-fund a place on its 2021 Integrated CPL(H) course with ATPL(H)/IR TK (Theoretical Knowledge). The full-time, 12-month course is a fast-track route to becoming a professional helicopter pilot, and is the only integrated rotary CPL course approved in theRead More

Alsim launches flight training device for Cirrus SR20

French flight simulator manufacturer Alsim is well-known for its simulators for Diamond single and twin engine aircraft – and now it has launched a brand new flight training device for the Cirrus SR20. The ALSR20 is an exact replica of the Cirrus SR20 aircraft, said Alsim. The device reproduces the latest Cirrus SR20 interior cockpitRead More

CAE forecasts approximately 27k pilots needed by the end of 2021

Training company CAE is forecasting a need for 27,000 new professional pilots by the end of next year, 2021. In addition, the Canadian firm’s just-released 2020-2029 Pilot Demand Outlook says more than 260,000 new pilots will be needed worldwide over the next 10 years. While CAE’s forecast acknowledges that demand for pilots has decreased significantlyRead More

CAE to acquire TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc

CAE recently announced that it has concluded a conditional agreement with Textron to acquire TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc. (TRU Canada) for a cash consideration of approximately $40 million, excluding post-closing adjustments. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals. The acquisition of TRU Canada expands CAE’s global installedRead More

APC, AFTA partner to provide would be airline pilots with professional guidance and high quality training

The Airline Pilot Club (APC) and Ireland’s Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA) have launched a partnership to provide would-be airline pilots with professional guidance and high-quality training. APC has established an 8-step process to guide prospective students and their families through all the key issues associated with becoming an airline pilot and produce a PersonalRead More