FIT Aviation LLC, the flight training arm of the university, has pilot training contracts with clients including Turkish Airlines, serving 135 students. The new ATO partners will provide EASA Instrument Rating Conversion courses which are required to be completed in European airspace in order for pilots to earn their EASA pilot licenses, including a type rating.
“These new partnerships ensure our Turkish Airlines pilots can complete all of the requirements for their ratings – both here and in Europe,” said Greg Reverdiau, director of business operations for Florida Tech Aviation Programmes.
The four new partners are:
• Ben-Air Flight Academy (BAFA) in Antwerp, Belgium
• Flying Time Aviation in Brighton, UK
• CTC Aviation in Bournemouth, UK
• Aeros in Coventry, UK
“Our partners were chosen based on the quality of their instruction and reputation, their location, their equipment and their professionalism,” said Reverdiau. “We are proud to work with them.”
Reverdiau explained that pilots training at FIT Aviation will complete the programme in approximately 16 months, start to finish, training mostly in Melbourne but spending several weeks with one of the ATOs in Europe.