Oman Air unveils new graduate program exclusively for Omani graduates

Oman Air has launched its Future Leaders Commercial Graduate Program exclusively for Omani graduates. The intensive two-year program is currently accepting applications from university graduates of 2020, 2021 or 2022 and will offer up to 12 selected candidates the opportunity to gain internationally recognized qualifications while being exposed to all commercial functions at Oman Air.Read More

SA flying school teams up with 2 businessmen to help disadvantaged youngsters take first step toward pilot career

A South African flying school has teamed up with two businessmen to help disadvantaged youngsters take the first steps towards a career as pilots. Durban businessman, Phinda Fikeni, and his business partner, Mzwakhe Sithole, have decided to support the city’s Focus Air Flight School by assisting students enrolling for an 18-month pilot training program, withoutRead More

Demand for 2.1m new aviation personnel expected over the next 20 years (Boeing)

Boeing’s 2022 Pilot and Technician Outlook (PTO) forecasts demand for 2.1 million new aviation personnel over the next 20 years. The long-term forecast shows that 602,000 pilots, 610,000 maintenance technicians and 899,000 cabin crew members will be needed to support the global commercial fleet over the next two decades. The worldwide fleet is expected toRead More

10 EU flight schools join to launch 1st independent helicopter academies

Ten European flight schools have combined to launch the first European network of independent helicopter academies. Founding members of the Leading Helicopter Academies of Europe (LHA) are European Helicopter Center (Norway), Heli Austria Flight Academy, Helibravo (Portugal), HeliCenter (Netherlands), Heli-flight (Germany), Helicopter Groundschool (Belgium), LION Helicopters (Czech Republic), Mountainflyers (Switzerland), Pole-Air (France), and Superior AirRead More

Joramco Academy, Aerojet sign agreement

MRO in West Africa has received a major boost following an agreement between Jordan’s Joramco – the major independent MRO provider across the Middle East and Africa region- and Ghana’s Aerojet. Aerojet signed the deal with the Joramco Academy the aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul school to support the establishment of Aerojet Aviation Training AcademyRead More

ETA successfully passes ICAO inspection

EgyptAir Training Academy (ETA) has successfully passed the International Civil Aviation Organization’s inspection. EgyptAir Training Academy (ETA) has successfully passed the International Civil Aviation Organization’s inspection aiming to renew its full membership certificate of ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS program. ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS is a program that is established and developed by ICAO’s Global Aviation Training (GAT).Read More

Virgin Australia’s chief legal and risk officer reflects on the challenges and experiences working in the aviation sector

In this cross-posting with Australian Aviation’s sister brand Lawyers Weekly, Virgin Australia’s chief legal and risk officer reflects on the challengers and experiences of working in-house in the aviation sector. Susan Schneider – who has worked in-house for Virgin Australia since late 2012 – said there is “something special” about being a corporate counsel inRead More

CAE to train Dassault’s Falcon 6X pilots

One of the most highly anticipated aircraft in business aviation, Dassault’s Falcon 6X, is nearing entry-into-service and CAE is getting ready to train its pilots. CAE announced at the 2022 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE2022) recently that it will deploy the first CAE 7000XR Series Dassault Falcon 6X full-flight simulator (FFS) at itsRead More

Dubai Airports boost Emiratis in frontline roles

Dubai Airports is boosting Emiratis in frontline roles with first batch of graduates of its state-of-the-art emergency services training program structured to develop a world-class Emirati firefighting team at DXB. Following this first batch of graduates, which included 23 trainees, Dubai Airports is actively recruiting the next cohort of Emiratis to join its world classRead More

L3Harris to supply Reality7e full flight simulators to PSAA

The Prince Sultan Aviation Academy (PSAA), a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s national airline group, Saudia, has contracted L3Harris to supply a series of simulators for its Jeddah academy. PSAA will be the launch customer across the Middle East and Africa for the L3Harris Reality7e full flight simulator. The contract, signed at the recent GACA FutureRead More