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

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