With many airlines and companies requesting government aid due to the coronavirus, VA Airline Training (VA) has announced it will be stepping up to support its candidates “in various ways during this extremely challenging period, with further service enhancements.”

VA state it will provide additional APS MCC (Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Cooperation) training free of charge, believing that “APS MCC graduate core skills and currency should be maintained in preparation for attending future airline assessments.”

The BA’s ‘Bursary 24’ will offer further financial help, providing 24 more £500 bursaries throughout April and May 2020. This means pilots booking a VA or Ryanair APS MCC will be able to secure the course, with dates moved to a later time in order to accommodate the delays in  flight training due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anthony Petteford, Managing Director of VA Airline Training stated that “The current situation is difficult for everyone…We will do what we can to support and help them achieve their APS MCC certificate so that they are genuinely airline ready when the recovery does come.”