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easyJet inaugurates a large CAE training center at Milan Malpensa Airport

By Marco Finelli reporting from Italy.

Near the airport of Milan Malpensa, the CAE Training Center was inaugurated on October 10 in the presence of easyJet CEO Johan Lundgren.

It is the third training center opened after those in London Gatwick and Manchester. It is located in the area of ​​the World Trade Center at the Tornavento district built by Avioport BV, a Schipol Airport company.

The continuous qualification of the crews is a fundamental and essential element for flight safety. The need to open such a structure is due to the large number of based pilots at Milan Malpensa, the largest of the British budget carrier outside the United Kingdom.

In addition to the bases of Venice and Naples, in total, there are 34 aircraft based in Italy, which operate 500 daily operations and about 20 million passengers transported each year.

For this reason, Lundgren said “easyJet is the third largest carrier in terms of passenger volume among those operating in Italy, at Milan Malpensa wehave transported over 70 million passengers since the start of operations in 2006. Today there are 21 based aircraft”. He adds, “We need to qualify over 1400 pilots and flight attendants working with Italian contracts. In the last 10 years we have always invested with a long-term and sustainable approach to create value for all local stakeholders “.

Nick Leontidis – President of the CAE Aviation Training Solutions Group – expressed himself at the new CAE center in Milan Malpensa. With this new addition to its network, CAE will be able to train over 35,000 pilots of commercial flights in Europe, including more than 2000 pilots per year at the new CAE training center in Milan Malpensa ”.

After the speeches of the representatives of the CAE and easyJet, the Councilor for transport of the Lombardy Region and then the Ambassador of Canada. Then the ribbon was cut and a simulator was programmed to perform a dance session to the rhythm of house music through its six axes. Following guests did simulation sessions with a 20 minutesflight each.
The CAE training center in Milan Malpensa is an avant-garde structure composed of modern training classrooms, dedicated spaces for briefing and subsequent debriefing with the most sophisticated technologies available on the market.

Currently three CAE7000XR full motion simulators have been installed, designed for the Airbus 320 family aircraft. They are equipped with the CAE Tropos 6000XR vision system. Next December a CAE600XR static simulator will be installed, equipped with the collimated CAE Tropos 6000XR visual system and an adjoining area dedicated to instructors. easyJet will be the first airline to train its pilots on the CAE 600XR, thanks to the use of a simulator with the highest accuracy available on the static training market.

EasyJet’s 10-year investment for the three centers run by CAE and over 170 million Canadian dollars with the supply of 10 full motion simulators, in addition to three FTDs. All the centers were opened in these ten days, first Gatwick, then Manchester and then Milan.

Each simulator works by performing 5 daily sessions of 4 hours each for a total of 20 hours total. Each session consists of an hour and a half of briefing before the flight, the 4 hours of flight and a subsequent hour of debriefing.

All photos by Marco Finelli.

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easyJet announces a new domestic route from Edinburgh to Birmingham

easyJet has announced a new route between Edinburgh and Birmingham. The domestic city connection will operate 13 times a week throughout the year, with flights launching on March 29, 2020.

Over 180,000 passengers are expected to use the new service during the first 12 months of operation on the airline’s A320 family aircraft, eight of which it currently bases at Edinburgh.

This is the second new Edinburgh route easyJet has announced in as many weeks, following the news that the airline will operate a twice-weekly winter route to Verona in Italy, with the inaugural flight due to take off in December.

The addition of the service to Birmingham doubles the connections that easyJet will now offer between Scotland and the Midlands, following the announcement last month that the airline will operate a new service between Glasgow and Birmingham, which also launches on March 29, 2020 operating 13 times a week.

easyJet is the largest airline in Edinburgh and with the addition of the new Birmingham route will operate up to 582 flights a week across 41 routes.

easyJet to launch six new winter routes for Winter 2019/2020

easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-251N WL G-UZHY (msn 8920) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 946991.

easyJet has announced that it will launch six new routes for this winter from the UK.

The new routes are;

  • Manchester to Hurghada (Egypt), Rovaniemi (Lapland) and Verona (Italy)
  • Belfast to Marrakech
  • Bristol to Hurghada
  • Liverpool to Tenerife

The new route to Hurghada starts on October 30, 2019 and will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Verona flights will operate twice a week on Mondays and Fridays commencing October 28, 2019 on an A320 aircraft.

Flights to Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus start on November 21, 2019 operating twice a week on Monday and Thursdays.

The new route from Bristol Airport to Hurghada will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the winter and flights will begin operating from October 30, 2019.

Flights from Belfast International Airport to Marrakech will take off from October 30, 2019 and operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the winter.

easyJet’s new route from Liverpool to Tenerife starts on October 30, 2019 and will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Top Copyright Photo: easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-251N WL G-UZHY (msn 8920) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 946991.

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BBC: Champions League: Fans could help break UK flight record

From the BBC:

It is all-British final in the UEFA Champions League championship match today in Madrid – Tottenham versus Liverpool.

UK fans are being very creative in their flight routings to get to Madrid.

The traffic from UK airports is expected to set records in the United Kingdom.

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easyJet was forced to defend the rise in ticket prices for the event:

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easyJet set for busiest summer ever at London Southend

Delivered on August 10, 2018

easyJet (UK) has made this announcement:

easyJet, the largest airline at London Southend Airport, is gearing up to fly a record number of passengers from the airport this summer.  Throughout the summer the airline is expected to carry over 830,000 passengers – an increase of over 20% year on year – helped by new routes and aircraft introduced over the last year to Prague, Bordeaux and Dubrovnik and Pula in Croatia.

easyJet will also celebrate flying 6 million passengers to and from the airport this summer since it launched operations from Southend over seven years ago.

Four brand new routes have joined the easyJet Southend network over the last year, bringing the total routes now available for passengers to 21 all served by the addition of an extra aircraft brought in this year.

Routes from Southend (SEN):

easyJet now bases four aircraft at the airport supporting the provision of great value summer breaks or low-fared commutes for even more passengers. The additional aircraft will provide additional seats for customers looking to travel to and from Southend this summer.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-251N WL G-UZHJ (msn 8338) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 945830.

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