United Airlines to train 5k pilots by 2030, focusing more on women and people of color

United Airlines is planning to train 5,000 pilots by 2030 with at least half of them women and people of color. United’s own Aviate Academy will also offer students who need additional financing private student loans to ensure that no highly-qualified, highly-motivated, eligible applicants will be turned away solely because they can’t afford to enroll.Read More

American airlines to double pilot hiring in 2022

There’s a remarkable turnaround going on with airline travel in the US, with a surge in demand that’s caught several major airlines by surprise, including the biggest, American Airlines. A year ago American was retiring older pilots and furloughing others, but now it’s hiring again – as many as 300 this year and double thatRead More

Alsim Simulators announces new clients at opposite ends of the world

French company Alsim Simulators has announced two new clients at opposite ends of the world: Canada Training Solutions and Charter Aero Group in Malaysia. Canada Training Solutions (CTS) based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is buying an AL250, its first ever Alsim simulator. The AL250 can be reconfigured to represent several types of piston aircraft typicallyRead More

FTA approves both CAA and EASA commercial pilot’s licenses and ratings

Brighton-based flight school FTA has been approved to train for both UK CAA and EASA commercial pilot’s licenses and ratings. “This will come as good news to UK-based students who are required to complete acclimatization flying and the IR skill test in an EU member state for the issue of an EASA license,” said aRead More

Commercial pilot flight training a turning point following the impact of Covid-19 (FlightLogger)

FlightLogger, a provider of management software for flight schools, believes commercial pilot flight training could be at a turning point following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since last autumn, FlightLogger has posted an update on the current state of pilot training based on fresh statistics from currently 118 pilot training organizations using the digitalRead More

airBaltic replaces pilot briefing packages with electronic operational flight plans

Latvian airline airBaltic has replaced pilot briefing packages with electronic operational flight plans that airBaltic pilots access by iPad. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic, said, “We introduced iPads for our pilots already back in 2014, saving vast amounts of printed paper each year and providing additional operational efficiency. “Now we are taking yetRead More

Alpha Aviation Academy UAE approved to carry out English Language Proficiency assessments

Alpha Aviation Academy UAE has been approved to carry out English Language Proficiency assessments. Alpha Aviation Academy is certified to assess candidates on English Language Proficiency tests to attain levels 4, 5, or 6 based on their degree of qualification and competence. Upon the successful completion of the assessments, Alpha grants GCAA-approved English Language ProficiencyRead More

Magnetic MRO unveils new asset management program for airlines and lessors

Magnetic MRO has launched a new asset management program for airlines and lessors. This program aims at assisting the airlines with cost-saving and smart management solution to ensure smooth scheduling of maintenance activities. Eigirdas Keblikas, Vice President Asset Trading and Leasing at Magnetic MRO said, “We really worked hard on this project and are excitedRead More

Blue Line Aviation expects triple aviation students for future pilot training

Diamond Aircraft Industries and Blue Line Aviation recently inked a firm order for 50 Diamond Aircraft, including single engine DA40 NG’s, twin engine DA42-VI’s and a Diamond Simulator, with an option for up to 50 additional aircraft. The order comes less than a year after Blue Line Aviation’s 8 year anniversary, which was celebrated withRead More

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