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  • Airline pilots without solo flying experience a reality as Boeing Alteon's first multi-crew pilot licence course launches in Australia

    <P>Boeing subsidiary <A href="" target=_blank>Alteon Training</A> has begun its Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) programme in Australia with a batch of six cadets, who are on course to be the first in the world to receive a pilot's licence without the requirement to have ever flown solo.</P> <P>Two Chinese carriers put the six forward for the course, which commenced two weeks ago with basic training in Australia’s northern state of Queensland, Alteon director of marketing Roei Ganzarski told <EM>Flight</EM> on the sidelines of an event in Singapore to <A href="" target=_blank>promote the company’s new centre in Singapore</A>, which primarily offers simulator training.</P> <P><A href="" target=_blank>Queensland’s Griffith University</A> is helping the cadets learn English and the cadets are also studying at Queensland’s <A href=""

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  • Australia's Rex re-launches Melbourne-Griffith service

    <p>Australian regional carrier Regional Express (Rex) will resume services on the Melbourne-Griffith route from 9...

  • Australia's Rex suspends more services citing pilot shortage

    <P><A href="">Regional&nbsp;Express</A> (Rex) has suspended more services, citing...

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    News | 06 Aug 2012 23:00 | Brett Davis

    <p>AUVSI is welcoming in a new roster of board members, whose terms begin at Unmanned Systems North America 2012 and will last through the show in 2015.Newly...
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    News | 06 Jul 2011 14:55 | Craig Hoyle

    A Gloster Meteor T7 has been flown to the Airbase exhibit at Coventry airport, following a more than 10-year rebuild ...
  • Australia's Rex re-launches Melbourne-Griffith service

    News | 01 Sep 2009 09:42 | Greg Waldron

    <p>Australian regional carrier Regional Express (Rex) will resume services on the Melbourne-Griffith route from 9 October.</p><p>The carrier will operate six...
  • Alteon to share lessons learned from Multi-crew Pilot Licence test

    News | 25 Nov 2008 08:51 | Emma Kelly

    <P><A href="">Alteon</A> says it has learned invaluable lessons from its multi-crew pilot licence (MPL) beta test and plans to share its experience with the industry at conferences worldwide early next year.</P> <P>Six cadet pilots from China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines graduated from Alteon's MPL beta test course in Australia in mid-November. The students started English language training at Brisbane's Griffith University and MPL core phase training at Archerfield Airport-based Airline Academy of Australia (AAA) in early 2007 and 20-months later graduated with an MPL after passing the Civil Aviation Safety Authority's (CASA) Boeing 737NG type rating check. </P> <P>Based on International Civil Aviation Organisation and CASA guidelines, Alteon focused its curriculum from the start on training the cadets as a crew. "These cadets went through a rigorous training programme, including crew resource management [CRM] and threat and
  • Australia's Rex suspends more services citing pilot shortage

    News | 11 Feb 2008 09:45 | Leithen Francis

    <P><A href="">Regional&nbsp;Express</A> (Rex) has suspended more services, citing its continuing problem of pilot shortage.</P> <P>The Australian regional carrier says it will be suspending its Melbourne-Griffith service from 25 February onwards and this will have “flow-on effects for other Griffith flights with a reduction in the frequency of Rex services between <A href="">Sydney&nbsp;</A>and Griffith expected”.</P> <P>Rex last October and November suspended some services citing pilot shortage and in the latest statement it says resumption of Maryborough-Brisbane has been delayed to September rather than 16 March this year as earlier planned.</P> <P>It also says resumption of the Sydney-Cooma service has been delayed to 6 June rather than 19 May.</P> <P>The carrier has been forced to suspend 6% of its services because it is suffering from a pilot attrition rate of 60%, says Rex, which describes the situation as catastrophic
  • Qantas & Australian university start pilot training course

    News | 11 Jul 2007 09:51 | Leithen Francis

    <P><A href="" target=_blank>Australia’s Qantas Airways </A>and <A href="" target=_blank>Griffith University</A> are establishing a pilot training course that will give graduates a tertiary qualification, commercial pilot’s licence and the opportunity to work as a Qantas pilot.</P> <P>The three-year course will commence in January and upon completion graduates will receive a bachelor of aviation, a graduate diploma of flight management, a commercial pilot’s license and command instrument rating, Qantas says in a statement.</P> <P>It also says graduates will have 100hr as a pilot in command of a fixed-wing aircraft and at least another 100hr of flying time and time on flight simulators, Qantas says.</P> <P>“After successful completion of the three-year course, cadets undertake a further two years of compulsory flying employment