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Quality Fly further bolsters fleet to meet 30% expected growth in 2024

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Quality Fly further bolsters fleet to meet 30% expected growth in 2024 - Maintenance / Trainings publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: Spain Aircraft: Airplanes

Quality Fly announced pending arrival of 4 more brand-new Tecnam P2008 aircraft in order to meet an expected 30% growth in 2024. The success of Quality Fly’ EASA ATPL Integrated course, featuring all the latest innovations in airline pilot training, has propelled rapid growth for the Madrid-based flight school.

In 2024, the school is poised for further expansion with an expected growth of 30%. This is lower than the increase in applications, but a growth the school considers can be achieved in a controlled manner. The acquisition of 4 new aircraft on top of the current 11, is a strategic move to accommodate the growth. Consequently, the order for these aircraft was made months ago, driven by high demand and extended waiting times for Tecnam deliveries. Delivery for the first two are expected in February 2024, with the second two arriving in June.

Juan Cervero, Managing Director at Quality Fly, commented: “The organisation is steadfast in its commitment to the highest quality, ensuring the industry best practice of 1 aircraft for each 6-7 students. While weather can bring periods of limited flying frequency, such ratio ensures operational continuity in the mid and long term. In 2023, 65 students commenced the integrated program, with an 11-aircraft fleet. Whereas, looking ahead to 2024, 80 places are open, with the fleet increasing to 15 aircraft through the year.”

David Barril, Safety Manager at Quality Fly, stated: “Our belief is that solutions and technology that are common in commercial airlines will progressively arrive to general aviation aircraft, and the Traffic Advisory System is just one example. We anticipate regulators will mandate TAS for all aircraft over the next years. Sooner rather than later, Traffic Advisory System will be a prerequisite and a crucial factor for candidates in selecting the right flight school. Just as glass cockpits or APS MCC has become a necessary feature over the years.”

4 new aircraft are all equipped with Traffic Advisory Systems (FLARM technology), therefore ensuring the highest safety standards. This seamlessly integrates with the existing fleet, which already incorporates such systems.

 

 





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