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Belgium joins NFTE

23rd February 2021 - 09:30 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Holsworthy

Will the NATO Flight Training Europe programme succeed where the Advanced European Jet Pilot Training scheme failed?

Belgium has now joined eleven other nations that have signed up to the NATO Flight Training Europe (NFTE) programme for pilot training using a network of facilities across Europe. NFTE was launched with a Letter of Intent (LoI) in June 2020.

The other participants are: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and Turkey. Training is to be provided for fast-jet, multi-engine, rotary-wing and RPAS pilots.

National pilot training programmes are ‘expensive and difficult’ and many smaller NATO members ‘cannot justify their own national flight centres', said NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană.

‘We ...

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