AERO Friedrichshafen career day starts
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by FTN Editor
17h ago
The future of aviation depends first and foremost on the people who shape it. The anniversary AERO offers an ideal platform for young people to find out about the diverse career opportunities in the industry with the AERO Career Days. Aviation is a growth industry with interesting career prospects. Manufacturers of aircraft, helicopters and drones, suppliers and service providers in the aerospace industry as well as operators and airlines are all looking for young talent and qualified personnel. Due to the success of last year’s AERO Career Day, AERO organizer fairnamic GmbH has decided to hol ..read more
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AELO offers ‘zero training delay’ guarantee
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by FTN Editor
17h ago
A Swiss flight training academy has taken the interesting stance of offering its customers a zero training delay guarantee. AELO Swiss Academy, part of the Aero Locarno Group, which operates flight training bases in Switzerland and Italy, has confirmed that it is offering a ‘Zero Delay Guarantee’ for cadets enrolled on commercial pilot training programmes with the academy. “If you do not complete your training in 16 months, you will receive €1,000 for every 10-day delay until you obtain your licence,” says AELO. “Some flight schools chose to compete with each other to quote the lowest priced c ..read more
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Pilot Careers Live Heathrow this Saturday
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17h ago
Flight training event Pilot Careers Live (PCL) is returning this Saturday (20 April) to the Sofitel, Heathrow T5. The event brings together many of the world’s top pilot training academies, along with airline representatives and aviation associations. For those considering embarking on commercial pilot training, be it with an end goal to join the airlines, charter operators, rotary companies, or training academies as flight instructors, PCL acts as a focal point for information gathering. Flight academies from the UK, mainland Europe, Ireland and the US will be in attendance, as will represent ..read more
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World Gliding Champion meet & greet at AERO Friedrichshafen
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by FTN Editor
17h ago
Grand Prix World Gliding champion and Youtuber Stefan Langer is giving fans the opportunity to talk to him and other creators each day at Aero Friedrichshafen.  He will have his new AS 33 Me glider from Alexander Schleicher with him. The competition glider with an 18-meter wingspan and electric drive system is a real eye-catcher. Soaring has been an important segment of AERO since the very beginning. In addition to a diverse range of impressive flying machines. The world champion will be hosting his meet & greet sessions everyday at 14:00.    The post World Gliding Champion ..read more
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AERO Friedrichshafen 2024 ‘first look’ news
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by FTN Editor
3d ago
The latest general and private aviation innovations from the 2024 AERO Friedrichshafen trade show unveiled.     Leonardo S.p.A. Leonardo Helicopters exhibits the latest version of the successful AW139 helicopter and its evenly successful AW109 at AERO 2024. The AW139 – exhibited at the static display – is powered by two PT6C-67C engines from Pratt & Whitney Canada. To date, the manufacturer has logged over 1,300 orders for the AW139 from 290 customers in 80 countries in its order book. Leonardo Helicopters has delivered over 1,000 of this helicopter type to date and the glob ..read more
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AERO Aviation Friedrichshafen opens its 30th trade show
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by FTN Editor
3d ago
The AERO aviation trade fair will be a special show this year, as it is the 30th edition of the  trade fair for general aviation, air sports and business aviation. The number of exhibitors is at a top level with over 680 companies and organizations from 36 countries. Visitors can look forward to many AERO, European and world premieres. AERO 2024 opens its doors today to 20 April. Tobias Bretzel, AERO show director at trade fair organizer fairnamic GmbH, says: “Aviation has proven to be extremely resilient in recent years and is currently experiencing an upswing. From this strong posi ..read more
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General aviation aircraft deliveries exceed 4000 in 2023
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by FTN Editor
3d ago
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has released a report on general aviation aircraft sales for 2023 which show that for the first time in a decade, more than 4,000 aircraft were delivered. “For the first time in more than a decade, the general aviation manufacturing industry has eclipsed 4,000 aircraft delivered. In addition to this strong showing, there are robust and growing order backlogs for all segments of aircraft,” said Pete Bunce, GAMA president and CEO. The good news comes with a warning, however, in that while 2023 GA aircraft deliveries were high and current orde ..read more
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UK CAA refreshes its STEM website fearing future skill shortage
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by FTN Editor
3d ago
The UK CAA has recently completed a revamp of its Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) dedicated website citing that it has been recognised by the aviation community that there will be an anticipated shortage of skilled aviation professionals in the near future. The CAA says that “it is important we support the ambitions and interests of everyone to create opportunities which are inclusive and engaging for all. “Our stem.caa.co.uk website encourages young people to explore the various careers and direct them to foster the skills they need to pursue a career in aviation and aeros ..read more
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Big differences flying a turboprop vs piston aircraft
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by FTN Editor
1w ago
Charlie Gasmire from the Airplane Academy gets checked out on the Kodiak 100 turboprop for the first time. According to the youtuber flying a turboprop is some ways similar to a piston aircraft, and in a lot of ways it’s quite different. In this video Gasmire showcases the main differences between flying both types including some of the new terminology and concepts learnt. Furthermore Gasmire demonstrates how these differences play out throughout the flight from start-up through landing.  The Kodiak 100 is a new generation 10 seat short take off and landing (STOL) turboprop aircraft that ..read more
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Gloucestershire Airport ATC overhaul and sale update
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by FTN Editor
1w ago
Gloucestershire Airport is planning a £500,000 refurbishment of its ATC facilities over the coming months to help it keep its number one slot as the UK’s busiest general aviation airport. The current ATC tower facilities are apparently in need of some refurbishment, including a general rewire, upgraded comms system and new desk suite. As Gloucester is also a MET reporting station, the airport management are also upgrading its visiometer, anemometer and installing a new cloud base recorder, with work due to be complete by this summer, with the bulk taking place at night to limit operational dis ..read more
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