Managing Director Nick Dunn said “we have been so encouraged by the increasing demand for our commercial pilot training that the Group has committed to an accelerated programme of development. We believe the demand is driven by our excellent pass rates, personal tuition and established reputation. Aeros will be introducing Integrated training, to add to the existing full range of modular courses, pilot assessments, further simulator options and both PPL and commercial ATPL ground school. The extended premises will be four times the size of when we started operations here in late 2010. Coventry is a centrally located airport ideal for General Aviation and Professional training.”
Captain Paul Freestone, Head of Training, explained that the acquisition of a second simulator will enable Aeros to become one of only a few providers in the UK of MCC (Multi Crew Cooperation) and JOC (Jet Orientation Course) training. “These are specialised courses and we are pleased to invest in the simulator and the experienced staff required”.
The FNPT II simulator acquired in March this year is already used extensively. The Group purchased another of the new fuel efficient Tecnam P2006T twin aircraft in early August and can now offer multi engine commercial training in a choice of Tecnam, Diamond DA 42 or Piper Seneca aircraft. Coventry will continue to be the Head Office for the expanding Group which will be adding a seventh training location at Bristol International Airport in September in partnership with Bristol & Wessex Aero Club.