Skyborne Aviation Group has acquired Flight Safety Academy located in Vero Beach, Florida.
Skyborne Airline Academy Vero Beach will be the first pilot training base in the US for the UK airline academy which is based at Gloucestershire Airport.
The Florida academy offers prospective pilots full-time training on 12-month residential programmes, airline pathway programmes with US airlines, as well as private, instrument, commercial and instructor courses.
Skyborne Airline Academy Vero Beach offers 320 flying days every year in the Florida skies. Located on a 30-acre site between Orlando and West Palm Beach, the academy is situated within reach of 137 airports state-wide. Its campus offers 200 bedrooms, a swimming pool, soccer field, volleyball court, cafes and bookshops.
Lee Woodward, chief executive of Skyborne Aviation Group, said: “Today’s deal closure is a milestone for Skyborne as we officially enter the US pilot training market. Skyborne Airline Academy Vero Beach will be a world-class facility in a prime geographic location. The timing is optimal as the global demand for pilots will outpace supply as the world emerges from the pandemic. We are committed to attracting the top talent in the United States and are on course to offer the best flight training facility in the country backed by decades of experience and long-standing relationships with the world’s leading airlines.”
Date published: 5 May 2021