Low-Cost US Airline’s Pilot Pathway Program Launches at Florida’s International Aero Academy

Spirit Airlines and Florida, United States based aviation training group and flight school International Aero Academy recently announced their partnership for the Spirit Wings Pilot Pathway. Now, it is starting its recruitment campaign for the said program that will provide students a fast track to a career as a Spirit First Officer.

Students who become flight instructors are able to apply to Spirit at 500 hours total time, if they pass the interview they will receive a conditional letter of employment and join Spirit at 1,500 hours. They may also apply at 1,000 hours to become First Officers at International Aero Charters, a sister company of International Aero Academy.

This partnership marks Spirit’s second Pilot pathway program in Central Florida, conveniently located near two key airports: Orlando (MCO) and Tampa (TPA).

Source: International Aero Academy
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US University Flight Training Department Selects FlightLogger as their Preferred Flight Training Management Solution

Utah State University has selected FlightLogger as their preferred flight training management solution following their transition from another flight training management system.

“We constantly innovate to offer unique solutions. For instance, our close collaboration with some of the world’s most prominent flight schools led to the creation of “myIFlightLogger,” our latest free system update. This platform will empower Utah State University to monitor their students’ progress in real-time and gain a comprehensive view of all completed practical flight activities at partner flight schools. Soon myIFlightLogger will provide universities with even broader live oversight of practical training progress, while flight schools gain access to students’ completed theory courses at the university,” said FlightLogger.

Utah State University is a renowned public institution steeped in a rich history of educational excellence and innovative scholarship since 1888. Among its diverse academic offerings, the Aviation Department particularly shines with its superior pilot training and aircraft maintenance programs. The university presently offers five distinct flight-focused programs, leading to the conferral of certificates, associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, upholding a proud tradition of pilot training since 1939.

Utah State University’s Aviation Department is committed to delivering first-class flight instruction, guided by FAA-certified educators. Its formidable fleet of aircraft sets the stage for aspiring pilots to embark on their journey towards mastering the skies.

Source: FlightLogger
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Malaysian Flight School Enters into a Joint Venture Agreement with University

BATS Aviation Sdn Bhd (BATS), a flying school in Ipoh, Perak, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Universiti Kuala Lumpur – Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (UNIKL MIAT) to offer a programme Diploma Flight Operation Management. The program, known as the Landscape Programme, offers airline pilots and cadet pilots of “Commercial Pilot Licence (A) with Instrument Rating – CPL/IR with Frozen ATPL” with the diploma and degree qualifications.

The Landscape Program is a new initiative for both organizations. The dynamic synergy between academic institutions, training organizations, policymakers, is to prepare future pilots in the competitive industry. This program will change the Malaysian Aerospace and Aviation industry, producing a new generation of professional pilots who are knowledgeable in the world of business and management skills, in addition to being high-quality pilots.

The pilots and cadet pilots will be exposed to the complexities of the aviation industry and the management ecosystem as early as possible at the beginning of flight training. The collaboration between BATS and UNIKL MIAT through the Landscape Programme will produce pilots with diplomas/degrees, enhancing the marketability of Malaysian pilots.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Bin Hamidi, during the LIMA23 show held in Langkawi.

According to Hazlee Jehan, Executive Chairman of BATS, “it is our aspiration at BATS to do our best to educate and provide appropriate exposure to produce competitive Bumiputera skilled personnel. With the support of the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development (KPDW) under the leadership of YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Bin Hamidi, in particular Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MAR), we can assist potential Bumiputera students in realising their dreams and ambitions of becoming a successful pilot.”

“We believe that the Landscape Programme is in line with KPDW’s policy in particular MARA, as a strategic organisation to lead, coordinate and drive the Bumiputera Agenda which aims to increase the dominance of Bumputera equity in the areas of professional, entrepreneurship, education and investment.”

Source: BATS Aviation Press Release
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Philippines-based Flight School Celebrates Latest Batch of Trainees who Passed their PPL Checkride

Subic, Philippines based flight school First Aviation Academy, Inc. (FAA) announced that its latest batch of six (6) pilots passed their Private Pilot License (PPL) checkride. First Aviation Academy which acquired the assets of the well known south east Asian flight school PAL Aviation School earlier in the year is owned by two large Philippine based conglomerates MacroAsia and PTC Holdings and operates a fleet of 11 aircraft.

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Flight School Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Aramco to Train Pilots

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia based aviation training group and flight school the National Aviation Academy (TAYARAN) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to train the pilots of the newly established Mukamela Aviation Company Ltd. (formerly Saudi Aramco Aviation Department), and this memorandum also aims to cooperate in the field of training in terms of aviation programs.

Source: National Aviation Academy (TAYARAN)

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