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AFTA Open Day - Saturday 7th August

Twelve AFTA Mentored Graduates awarded their Wings at Ryanair HQ

A monumental day as the first Ryanair ‘Wings Ceremony’ since 2019 took place at Ryanair’s Headquarters in Dublin today, consisting entirely of our very own Ryanair Mentored graduates. Ryanair Chief Pilot, Captain Aidan Murray along with Deputy Chief Pilot, Captain Drew Elbert, presented the 12 new pilots with their ‘Wings’ at the ceremony at Ryanair’s […]

Applications Open for blended BSc (Honours) in Global Business and Pilot Studies

Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA) and university partner Munster Technological University (MTU) have introduced a new Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Global Business and Pilot Studies. MTU President Professor Maggie Cusack joined Capt. Mark Casey in our Simulator Centre in Little Island, Cork to officially launch the programme, the first of its kind in Europe, […]

AFTA and MTU Collab to Introduce New Course in Global Business and Pilot Studies

AFTA’s longstanding university partner MTU has launched the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Global Business and Pilot Studies, an innovative new programme which offers prospective pilots the opportunity to bolster their career and employment prospects. The programme is the first of it’s kind and involves a partnership between MTU and Atlantic Flight Training Academy whereby […]

AFTA chosen as SPO Operator for large scale aerial ecology surveys of Irish costal waters undertaken by Green Rebel Group

AFTA CHOSEN AS EASA SPO OPERATOR FOR SPECIALIST AERIAL ECOLOGY SURVEYS OF IRISH COASTAL WATERS Green Rebel Group partners with AFTA The first digital aerial ecology surveys of Irish coastal waters to be undertaken by a domestic company are about to begin following the arrival of a new special mission aircraft owned by Green Rebel Group into Cork Airport. The company […]

RYANAIR CADET BLOG: Hugh Maguire

Hi All, my name is Hugh Maguire, and I’m a cadet on the Ryanair Mentored Programme at AFTA. I’m progressing nicely through my training at the moment, so let’s get up to speed about who I am and what stage I’m at. After leaving school, I studied Mechanical Engineering, and got my Master’s Degree. Through […]

Milestone for AFTA Engineering Apprentices

Congratulations to AFTA Aircraft Apprentice Engineers Alex Nolan and Dominic Daly on receiving their Certificate of Recognition for successful completion of their EASA CAT A2 Part 66 basic training examinations. The AFTA Engineering apprentices were presented with their certs by Michael Hayes Training Manager at Shannon Aviation Maintenance School at the main AFTA Engineering hangar […]

A WINGTIP TO COBH AND FRONTLINE WORKERS, AFTA & SAFEHAVEN MARINE COME TOGETHER TO RAISE SPIRITS IN A SAIL/FLYBY

AFTA was delighted to take part in a voluntary special sail/fly past in Cork Harbour with Safehaven Marine to lift spirits in Cobh and to show solidarity with frontline workers. The sail/fly past featured AFTA’s Slingsby T-67 Firefly aerobatic aircraft and Safehaven Marine’s Thunderchild II, one of the world’s fastest boats. In AFTA the Slingsby […]