New collaboration between Global Aviation and the Airline Pilot Club (APC)
The Airline Pilot Club and Global Aviation SA create a new pathway to becoming an Airline Pilot.
APC and Global Aviation SA have today announced the launch of a partnership that is aimed at providing aspirant airline pilots with professional guidance and high-quality theoretical and practical training as they progress on the route to becoming an airline pilot career.
APC has established an 8-step process that guides people and their families through all the key issues associated with becoming an airline pilot. Global Aviation SA has earned a reputation for providing high-quality training which is why Aegean Airlines has created a training partnership with them to supply future pilots to the airline.
APC provides access to an online assessment of suitability to the airline pilot career. Member webinars are designed to improve awareness of, and preparation for, the airline pilot career. A key element of the APC process is to connect its members with high quality Approved Training Organisations (ATO) such as Global Aviation SA.
APC founder, Captain Andy O’Shea FRAeS along with Global Aviation SA Managing Director, Alexandros Tsaktanis have unique experience and connections in the airline industry. This partnership will allow them to leverage these wide-ranging resources so that APC members and Global Aviation SA students benefit from introductions to well-known airlines throughout Europe and the best possible start to an airline pilot career.
Commenting on the announcement, APC founder and CEO, Captain Andy O’Shea said “We are very pleased to announce the launch of our partnership with Global Aviation SA. I am very aware of the quality that Alexandros and Petros Tsaktanis provide their students. We are excited to give our members access to Global SA’s training services.
On behalf of Global Aviation SA, Alexandros Tsaktanis said: “We are very happy and honoured to announce the start of a very important cooperation between Global Aviation SA and APC. I have known Andy O’Shea for some years now and I consider him one of the foremost experts in the aviation training industry. We are all very enthusiastic with this new partnership and hope that APC and Global working together will be able to offer students with the highest level of training services”
APC registration and membership is available at www.theairlinepilotclub.com/registration.
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Captain Andy O’Shea is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Chairman of the EASA Aircrew Training Policy Group and is widely regarded as a leader in the pilot training industry. He is an experienced Airline Pilot, Instructor, Senior Examiner, and airline pilot training manager.
He has been a professional pilot for 40 years including 27 in Ryanair. As Ryanair’s Head of Training for 18 years he managed the training of over 10,000 low-hour pilots as they transitioned successfully from initial qualification to their first Airline Pilot job.
About Global Aviation SA
Global Aviation SA was founded by a group of aviation experts in 1997, having its base in Athens, Greece. Since its incorporation, Global Aviation has a mission of offering top-quality services in the fields of, pilot and cabin crew training, aircraft maintenance and aircraft sales, based on three fundamental principles: Safety, Quality, and Honesty.
Global Aviation, is currently the oldest and largest ATO in Greece, operating a state-of-the-art fleet of 16 single and multi-engine training aircraft and 3 flight simulators, including a brand new A320 FNPT II, suitable for the APS MCC. Having an in-house maintenance organisation and a team of 80 employees with vast experience in various fields of aviation, like flight instruction, aircraft maintenance, safety management and customer experience, Global Aviation trains 120 cadet pilots per year.
Global Aviation is a distributor of Piper Aircraft in the region, long-running partner of Bristol Groundschool and member of Wings Alliance, as well as training partner of Aegean Airlines, running the first-ever cadet programme in Greece, and EPST in the Netherlands, among others. Moreover, Global Aviation is a minority shareholder in London-based aviation consultancy Aviation Strategy since 2018, gaining invaluable insight into the aviation industry.
One of the most important milestones of Global Aviation, has been the acquisition of a private airfield dedicated to our ATO’s pilot training needs. The airfield, situated just north of Athens, is scheduled to be operational in the spring of 2021, making Global Aviation one of the few, if not the only, ATO in Europe with a private airfield ideal for ab initio pilot training.
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Global Aviation is very proud to announce the order of a brand new A320 FNPT II flight simulator. The A320 simulator manufactured by Simnest, will be delivered to our facilities in Greece in September and will be operational from October 2018. This order will bring Global Aviation’s total number of flight simulators to three.
Aviation Strategy, the London-based boutique consultancy, and Athens-based Global Aviation SA have entered into a new partnership, cemented by an equity investment in Aviation Strategy by Global Aviation. Aviation Strategy is a special consultancy providing industry analyses and forecasts to financiers, airlines and manufacturers; Global Aviation is one of Europe’s foremost pilot training organisations.
We are pleased to announce that the APC Programme with Ryanair for the recruitment of our graduates, will continue throughout 2018. “2017 was a great success for all our graduates who aspired to fly for Ryanair as they were able to achieve their goal. This collaboration will continue into 2018 with great expectations!”
The evening of the 14th of December 2017 was a special one for everyone at Global Aviation SA, as we celebrated 20 years since the academy’s incorporation in 1997. More than 450 good friends, including students, graduates, business partners, employees and associates, joined us in Grand Bretagne Hotel in Athens to celebrate 20 years of