FTEJerez approved to offer A320 type rating as a standalone module
February 23, 2020 Flight schools

FTEJerez approved to offer Airbus A320 type rating as a standalone module

FTE Jerez, the pilot training academy based in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, has recently been authorised by the Spanish CAA (AESA) to offer Airbus A320 Type Rating courses. The training will be available mainly as a component of a Mul...

BALPA is calling on the UK government to remove the hurdle of the cost of commercial pilot training
February 14, 2020 Training finance

BALPA is calling on the UK government to remove the hurdle of the cost of commercial pilot training

The British Airline Pilots’ Association has used National Apprenticeship Week to urge airlines and the UK government to get an apprenticeship programme for pilots fully operational. The week, which took place from 3 to 9 February, had...

Flying Scholarships in the UK in 2020
January 28, 2020 Sponsorship schemes

The Complete Guide: Flying scholarships in the UK in 2020

A range of flying scholarships from several providers is available in the UK over the coming year to a wide range of applicants. While some are aimed at young aspiring pilots, others are open to adult candidates and also to those with no...

Commercial pilot training with aviation degree in bristol
January 19, 2020 Flight schools

Wings Alliance’s partnership with University of the West of England offers aviation degree with chance to train as a commercial pilot

The Wings Alliance and the University of the West of England (UWE) based in Bristol, UK, have joined forces to offer a course which allows students to simultaneously gain a degree in aviation and also qualify as a commercial pilot. St...

Bartolini Air certified for KSA 100, APS/MCC and UPRT
January 3, 2020 Flight schools

Bartolini Air newly certified for APS-MCC, KSA 100 and Upset Prevention and Recovery Training

Bartolini Air has become the first ATO in Poland to have its training scheme certified with KSA100, APS MCC, and most recently, Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT). This puts Bartolini Air in a strong position to fulfil the ...

British Airways flying lessons for children
December 21, 2019 Airlines

British Airways will fund 200 flying lessons for children during 2020

British Airways has announced that it is to fund hundreds of hours’ worth of flying lessons for young people as part of its programme to invest in the future of the aviation industry. The programme was trialled earlier this year in co...

Volotea cadet pilot scheme with CAE
December 12, 2019 Airlines

Volotea transitions to Multi-Crew Pilot Licence training in co-operation with CAE

Spanish low-cost airline Volotea has joined forces with CAE, a leading provider of pilot training services, to offer a new MPL cadet pilot training scheme. The programme will supersede the current Airline Transport Pilot Licence or AT...

Jet2 maternity pay conditions
December 5, 2019 Airlines

Jet2 improved pilot’s maternity leave conditions following the BALPA Baby on Board campaign

BALPA, the British Airline Pilots Association, has praised airline Jet2 for heeding its Baby on Board campaign to enhance maternity pay for women pilots. Following the campaign, the airline has made improvements in its maternity / patern...

December 2, 2019 Flight schools

Mentour Pilot and Andy O’Shea started Airline Pilot Club to help aspiring pilots with flight training funding

A new club is set to offer aspiring pilots guidance and support as they work towards their goal of becoming an airline pilot. The Airline Pilot Club has been set up by partners Andy O’Shea, who has recently taken retirement following ...

Atlantic Flight Training Academy signed training contract with Turkish Pegasus Airlines
November 28, 2019 Cadet programmes

AFTA announced pilot training partnership with Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines

Atlantic Flight Training Academy has teamed up with Turkish budget airline Pegasus Airlines to offer a new training scheme for aspiring commercial pilots. Training will take place over 2019 and 2020. A total of 20 pilot cadets were se...