Florida-based Global Airline Academy announces joint venture with Aeros Group UK


Impressive ramp! This is GAA’s facility at Titusville’s Space Coast Airport in Florida. Photo: GAA


Global Aviation Academy (GAA), launched by U.S. Aviation Training Solutions (USATS) in September, has formed an alliance with the UK’s Aeros Group.

The joint venture will see Aeros’ EASA fast-track ATPL students flying from GAA’s Florida base for fair-weather hour building.

GAA operates from Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, Florida with a fleet of Cessna 172s and Diamond DA42 twins.

“With a diverse and experienced team of flight instructors, FAA/EASA approvals, new aircraft and modern classrooms/facilities, we have put the professional student pilot at the heart of everything we do,” said Kevin Luby, president of USATS.

GAA will be running four full-time courses per year with the first course due to start 4 November 2019 along with other airline cadet programmes and additional advanced flying courses.


The agreement with Aeros will see its student pilots using GAA’s fleet with full access to GAA’s state-of-the-art premises.

“This represents a constructive, ongoing partnership with Aeros Group and a great deal of respect for the professional pilot programme they run in the UK,” said Nigel Orme, GAA managing director.

“Aeros Group is known for its individualised focus on their student pilots, consistent with the mission and values we hold close at USATS-Global Airline Academy.”

Aeros Group chairman Tom Dunn said, “I’m absolutely delighted to announce this joint venture with USATS – Global Airline Academy. Thanks to our partnership with USATS-GAA we now offer EASA airline pilot training in the United States.”

German partnership
has also been busy in mainland Europe, finalising an agreement for all of their EASA ATPL students to attend APS MCC or MCC/JOC training with SKY4u in Berlin, Germany.

“We welcome GAA into the SKY4u family as they are known as a very well established ATO with decades of experience in producing top quality professional pilots,” said Oli Thiemke, chief operating officer for SKY4u.

Meet USATS and SKY4U at Pilot Careers Live London on 1-2 November 2019. Book a ticket here