First MPL course to be offered in the UK

Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA) has received CAA approval for the first Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) course in the UK.The new licence will be launched in partnership with UK airline flybe. Applications opened on 4 May and there are 12 places available on the first course. The selection procedure will be based on a modified version of the established OAA Skills Assessment process in the new Centre for Career Development based at Oxford Airport.OAA has incorporated a number of unique features in to the course including the use of a complex single engine aircraft (Socata TB20 Trinidad) for Core Skills flight training and a combination of new generation EFIS CRJ and OAA Group’s Q400 full flight simulator for the Basic and Intermediate phases of training respectively. The Advanced phase of training will be delivered through the flybe training team. OAA uniquely provides all full-time students (MPL and APPFO) a money-back guarantee in the event of training failure anywhere in the course.  Additionally and specifically to the MPL, OAA is offering the further guarantee of a fully-funded ‘Safety Net’ reversion to an APPFO Integrated ATPL training course in the very unlikely event the MPL programme stalls for any reason. The launch MPL students will also benefit from a joint sponsorship scheme under which Flybe and OAA will provide �20,000 per student in funding support to those selected for the launch MPL course.