Virtual Aviation (VA) has announced that it has secured multi-million pound funding to facilitate its expansion plans.The funding package comprises new equity investment and a substantial asset leasing facility to support the acquisition of additional new flight simulators.
So, you've made it successfully through flight training, and have a commercial pilots licence in your hand. Now it's time to start applying to airlines.
Getting your application noticed is just the first of several hurdles now standing between you and your first airline job. And it's at this stage that so many aspiring airline pilots get stuck.
Virtual Aviation (VA) has placed an order with Multi Pilot Simulations (MPS) for a new 737-800 fixed based simulator, which will be installed in November this year. The agreement also includes an option for VA to buy a new A320 FTD1 simulator from MPS, for delivery in the first half of 2018.
The new equipment will enable VA to significantly expand its capacity and training capabilities.
Virtual Aviation and FTA have entered into a training partnership which will allow FTA's students to undertake the AirlineReady™ MCC+JOC with VA after completing their flying training.
Remote tower technology has the potential to revolutionise the Air Traffic Control sector, by allowing multiple airports to be operated from a single location, which could be a helping hand for smaller airports around the world, in particular some areas in countries such as Sweden where harsh winters often make air the only feasible means of transportation.