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Gulfstream is really going for it with flight testing of its new G500 business jet. The US company has just announced that a fourth test aircraft, T4, has completed its first flight and officially joined the G500 flight test programme. The G500 took off from Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport test...
More than a billion pounds is to be spent by the Ministry of Defence on the modernisation of military flying training in the UK. The 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...
VIP flight attendant
Being a flight attendant is a dream job for many but being a VIP flight attendant is close to a pure fantasy. They fly fewer hours, visit the most amazing places on earth and earn from 2 to 8 times more than their commercial counterparts. The downside is being...
Frasca International has delivered a Bell 206L Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) to Air Evac Lifeteam of O’Fallon, Missouri, USA. The Level 7 FTD includes Garmin G500H, Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS, HTAWS, and Garmin GTN650. The FTD will also feature Frasca’s high-fidelity NVG simulation for the ultimate realism and accuracy in...
Emirates Flight Training Academy, the flight training program operated by Emirates airline, is buying Cirrus SR22 aircraft for its primary training fleet. Twenty-two (22) Cirrus SR22 aircraft will lead pilot training at Al Maktoum International-Dubai World Central Airport. “Our partnership with Emirates represents a real step forward for the worldwide...
Garmin is to run three of its pilot training courses for its GTN navcomms and G500/G600 glass cockpit units in Hanover, Germany next May. The courses will be based on the popular two-day courses the company has been running at its Kansas, USA headquarters but tailored to the European...
Trainee aviation engineers are to be offered a new work-based skills course leading to a degree that will give professional status for the first time. The new BSc(Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice Degree Framework has been developed by Aviation Skills Partnership (ASP). ASP has already produced a similar, highly successful...
Aer Lingus has just launched its 2016 Cadet Pilot Training Programme and has committed to fund the training of successful candidates. The training will take place at Flight Training Europe in Jerez, Spain. Opportunities for travel home during the programme will be limited. The initial training programme at FTE will lead...
Professional pilot training organisation CTC Aviation is inviting applications for its fully sponsored Advanced Flight Instructor programme. Successful applicants will be sponsored by CTC Aviation to become multi-engine Instrument Rating and Class Rating Instructors (IRI and CRI), receiving a salary from the start of training. CTC said, "As a Flight Instructor...
Helicentre Aviation Academy has launched a brand new EASA helicopter Flight Instructor (FI) programme to meet its demand for instructors on the Cabri G2. The Cabri’s success as a training helicopter has substantially increased the requirement for standardised FIs within the company. Head of Training Captain Sarah Bowen, who has...
A new Airbus Helicopters Training Academy has opened in Donauwörth, Germany providing courses for pilots and technicians. Located next to Airbus Helicopters’ product development and production facility in Donauwörth, the Training Academy has two full-flight simulators for H135 and the H145 rotorcraft, along with full scale Maintenance Training Devices that...
CAE has announced five new business and helicopter aviation training programmes are, or will soon be, ready for training in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United States, China and Norway. "We are proud to provide our customers with high-fidelity training programmes close to their home base," said Nick Leontidis,...