Sir - I was interested to read the article "Masters of aviation" (Flight International, 5-11 February, P24) about the International Civil Aviation University and the degree course which the University is offering in Australia.

The establishment of just such a course in the UK has been achieved through a joint initiative of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators (GAPAN) and the City University of London. The first course, which leads to a Master of Science degree in air-transport management, is now in progress.

The course is intended to equip already-qualified professional pilots for a management position, not only within flight operations, but even outside an airline. A Master's degree would be valid and accepted beyond the confines of the aviation industry. This course, which is similar in structure to that of the Master of Business Aviation can be completed within one to two years, depending on the time which students can devote to it. The equipment of the City University, coupled with the convenience of its London location, has served to attract more than 100 potential students and airline interest in sponsoring pilots for management.

This positive response has confirmed the value of this post-graduate management course in enhancing the career prospects of professional pilots.


Representative to the Court of the City University

Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators

London, UK


Source: Flight International