London Oxford Airport based Leading Edge Aviation has announced the next phase of its expansion. The Approved Training Organisation is moving to new premises at the airport, Airspeed House, on 1 August 2020.
The new academy is double the size of its current base and enables Leading Edge to allocate more space to ground school, flight training, operations and support teams.
Jeremy Bolduc, Chief Information Officer, said, “The new space enables us to continue in the delivery of our first in class training.
“Our Virtual Reality and Virtual Learning Environment can be accessed by staff and students wherever they are in the academy, and with more space we can ensure our class sizes remain optimised and that students receive the very best training from our instructors.”
Leading Edge has been delivering virtual ground school programme throughout the Covid-19 restrictions coupled with a recent return to flying.
Dave Alexander, Chief Operations Officer, said, “It’s been a challenging time but by implementing strict and detailed protocols, our team of instructors and students have adapted impressively to the challenges presented to them.
“The new space will enable us to grow without compromise to our stringent procedures which are key, as the safety of our staff and student family remains our utmost priority.”
Leading Edge has also taken delivery of a Diamond DA42-VI fresh from the factory, the 13th aircraft in its growing fleet of Diamond DA40 and DA42 aircraft.