Polish-based flight school Bartolini Air, and Ryanair, have formed a new partnership to deliver a comprehensive Mentored Pilot Training Program with Tecnam Aircraft

viernes, 9 de agosto de 2019

press release

Polish-based international flight school Bartolini Air, and Europe's top airline, Ryanair, have formed a new partnership to deliver a comprehensive Mentored Pilot Training Program.

This new training partnership is a wonderful achievement for Bartolini Air, according to another of their partners, Italian aircraft manufacturer Tecnam, whose diverse range of models make up Bartolini Air's fleet.  There are currently thirteen Tecnams, including three P2002JF low-wing single-engine aircraft, six P2008JC single-engine high-wing aircraft, three P2006T twin-engine aircraft and one P2010 single-engine, high-wing. All are fitted with Garmin glass cockpits and the latest technology avionics. The high quality and low operational costs of the Tecnam fleet have most likely been a contributing factor to Bartolini Air's success.

Paolo Pascale, Tecnam CEO, believes that Bartolini Air is the perfect choice for this program. "Not only do they have an impressive track record in training top-class pilots to the highest standards," he says, "but they also have the ideal fleet of aircraft to ensure their future pilots are trained on the best possible aircraft. Our own partnership with Bartolini Air has been very successful from the beginning and we are confident that it will continue to grow in the future. We at Tecnam congratulate them on this great achievement."

Walter Da Costa, Tecnam Global Sales and Marketing Director, said: "The professionalism shown by Bartolini Air, as well as their commitment towards providing an outstanding level of service, has caused them to be recognised by Ryanair, Europe's leading airline. That is an honour indeed."

Bartłomiej Walas, Founder and President of Bartolini Air, said: "We've trained over 1500 pilots from 56 countries and many of them are already working at Ryanair, Europe's largest airline group. Under the Ryanair Mentored Programme, our trainee pilots will be instructed by Bartolini's instructors using Ryanair SOPS. Participants of the program will train on a fleet of modern single- and twin-engine Tecnam aircraft, simulators and in a professional environment which will ready them for an exciting and fulfilling career with our partner airline, Ryanair. We look forward to working with both Ryanair and Tecnam for many years to come."


The online application for the Ryanair – Bartolini Air Training Programme is now open. For more information and to apply, visit: https://training.bartoliniair.com/en/home


About Ryanair

Ryanair Holdings plc, Europe's largest airline group, is the parent company of Ryanair DAC, Lauda, Buzz, Malta Air and Ryanair UK. Carrying over 153m guests p.a. on more than 2,400 daily flights from 86 bases, the group connects over 200 destinations in 38 states on a fleet of over 475 aircraft, with a further 210 Boeing 737's on order, which will enable Ryanair Holdings to lower fares and grow traffic to 200m p.a. by FY24. Ryanair Holdings has a team of more than 19,000 highly skilled aviation professionals delivering Europe's No.1 on-time performance, and extending an industry leading 34-year safety record.


About Bartolini Air

Bartolini Air is one of the largest EASA-certified pilot training centres in Central Europe. It operates a modern fleet of 13 single and multi-engine Tecnams (equipped with state-of-the-art, EFIS-based avionics) and three FNPTII simulators. Our aircraft carry out 25 000 flight operations a year out of the school's home base in Lodz, Poland. In addition to the training centre, Bartolini Air group includes an executive charter operator (a certified air carrier) and a maintenance facility for piston and jet aircraft. Over 1500 professional pilots from 56 countries trained by Bartolini Air and many of them are already working at Ryanair, Europe's largest airline group.



Airbus begins U.S. production of A220 aircraft

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Airbus has today officially begun manufacturing the A220 in the U.S. The first team of A220 production workers began work at Airbus' Mobile, Alabama-based production facility following their recent return from on-the-job training in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, where the A220 programme and primary final assembly line are located.

"The expansion of our commercial aircraft production in Mobile to a second product line – with 400 additional jobs to support it – further solidifies Airbus' standing as a truly global aircraft manufacturer, and confirms without a doubt that Airbus is an important part of America's manufacturing landscape," said Airbus Americas Chairman & CEO C. Jeffrey Knittel. "With Mobile, and our production network in Asia, Canada and Europe, we have strategically created a worldwide industrial base to better serve our customers."

Airbus announced plans for the addition of A220 manufacturing in Mobile in October 2017. Construction on the main A220 flowline hangar and other support buildings for the new A220 began at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley at the beginning of this year. Airbus is producing the first few aircraft within some current A320 Family buildings and newly-built support hangars. The first U.S.-made A220 – an A220-300 destined for Delta Air Lines – is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2020. By the middle of the next decade, the facility will produce between 40 and 50 A220 aircraft per year. 

The A220 is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market; it delivers unbeatable fuel efficiency and wide-body passenger comfort in a single-aisle aircraft. The A220 brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney's latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines to offer at least 20% lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation aircraft. The A220 offers the performance of larger single-aisle aircraft. With an order book of 551 aircraft as of end of June 2019, the A220 has all the credentials to win the lion's share of the 100-to-150-seat aircraft market, estimated to represent 7,000 aircraft over the next 20 years.

Airbus has strong and longstanding ties to the United States, with Airbus aircraft being operated by the largest airlines in America. Additionally, Airbus is a major partner of U.S. aerospace companies and workers. The company has purchased $48 billion of components and materials from American suppliers in the last three years alone, and supports more than 275,000 American jobs. Among its facilities in the U.S. Airbus has: engineering centers in Kansas and Alabama; training facilities in Florida and Colorado; materials support and headquarters in Virginia; an innovative think tank (A3) in California; a drone data analysis business (Airbus Aerial) in Atlanta, Georgia; helicopter manufacturing and assembly facilities in Texas and Mississippi; and a satellite manufacturing facility (OneWeb) in Florida.

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B-roll video of the start of production may be found at http://a320mobile.com.

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