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Boeing pilot notches 5,000 hours flying the F/A-18, a feat ‘practically unheard of’

Kurt “Beavis” McClung, a Boeing instructor pilot, has achieved a rare milestone in aviation by surpassing 5,000 flight hours in a single aircraft type – the F/A-18 Hornet. McClung’s journey with the iconic fighter jet began on April 5, 1996, when he first flew the F/A-18C as a U.S. Naval aviator. Now, 26 years later,

Emirates and Butterfly Aero Training’s innovative technologies clinch the 2024 IATA CBTA Center Innovation Award

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has bestowed the 2024 Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) Center Innovation Awards upon Emirates and Butterfly Aero Training, highlighting their significant contributions towards innovating air transport training. This accolade was announced during the World Cargo Symposium (WCS) held in Hong Kong. Butterfly Aero Training set a benchmark with its

Air Malta and IndiGO sign up to Airbus’ virtual pilot training platform

The European planemaker has called its 3D interactive virtual software, designed for pilot recurrent and initial type training, the Mobile Airbus Training Experience (MATe) Suite.

CAE claims 27k more pilots required in 2021

Global simulator and flight training provider CAE has released its 2020-2029 Pilot Demand Outlook report, which bullishly suggests the need for 27,000 more pilots by late 2021. This comes despite the global pandemic and subsequent near-total drop off in demand for air travel, which has seen airlines around the world furlough or let go of

Simulator makers report uptick in demand
Business Aviation

Aviation training and simulator manufacturing companies are reporting a welcome uptick in demand following the COVID-19 downturn, citing a renewed shift towards cargo operations and the upcoming recertification of Boeing’s 737 MAX as reasons for the change. Simulator makers had expected a rush on orders when Boeing announced its recommendation for specific pilot training on

Boeing to fund 737 MAX simulators for airlines

Boeing is in talks with 737 MAX customers to fund simulator training once the aircraft is allowed to fly again by global regulators.


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