Technical Training

The Flybe Training Academy offers a wide choice of maintenance training packages, designed to enable delegates to carry out effective line and base maintenance tasks. We are an EASA Part 147 training organisation and our training meets federal regulatory requirements. We offer aircraft type training and all of our courses are examined in-house for your convenience.


Training is delivered by our dedicated and highly experienced team of instructors, who are able to deliver courses either at our Training Academy in the UK or at a suitable customer location.



Course Delivery Locations

All courses can be delivered at our Training Academy in Exeter or at suitable customer facilities world wide.

Our highly trained instructors are flexible and capable of travelling anywhere in the world - please contact us for more information. 

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Technical Type Courses

Our courses are well structured and delivered in a accordance with EASA regulations under Part 147 approval. Type Courses are available for B1 and B2 licence holders and we also offer combined B1 and B2 courses. Courses are available for the following aircraft types; 

  • Embraer 135/145 and 170/190
  • Bombardier Dash-8 Q400
  • Bombardier Dash-8 100/200/300 series
  • Bombardier CRJ 100/200 and 700/900/1000
  • BAe 146/Avro RJ 
  • ATR 42/72

For a full list of up and coming courses, please click here.


Engine Ground Run Training

The Flybe Training Academy offers a one day Engine Ground Run and Taxi course in a flight simulator aimed at licensed engineers operating either the Embraer 190 series or Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 aircraft.

The course enables delegates to gain the necessary knowledge, confidence and experience in order to become competent in all aspects of Ground Running and taxiing of their chosen aircraft type. Delegates will also gain experience in a range of other areas such as:

  • Operation of the Audio System
  • Basic Communications
  • Marshalling Signals
  • Taxiing Awareness
  • Airport Signage
  • Weather Restrictions


The one day course consists of one and a half hours classroom based training and four hours of practical training.

Structured Practical Training (OJT) 

Our EASA approved structured practical training (On-the-Job) packages are designed for licenced engineers who have completed an approved type rating course. The training is delivered by experioenced certified licenced engineers from our on-site Maintenance and Repair Hangars and is available on both Embraer 170/190 and Bombardier Q400 aircraft. Each package is delivered over a 10 day period (and includes overnight stays). 

Our team of technical instructors are fully compliant with the latest standards defined in Commission Regulation (EU) 1149/2011, as recognised by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). This allows them to deliver to the latest standards as defined in Commission Regulation (EU) 1149/2011.theoretical and practical training programmes worldwide on Embraer 190/170 and 135/145, and the Bombardier Q400 and CRJ 100/200 and 700/900/1000 types of aircraft.

For further information please click here. An example syllabus is also available for both the Dash 8 Q400 and Embraer 170/190 OJT packages. For further information about our MRO facilities and services, please visit

Troubleshooting, Common Defects and Reset Procedures Training

Operating as part of Flybe - the World's largest operator of the Dash-8 Q400, the Flybe Training Academy is pleased to now offer a one day course covering common defects and reset procedures for new and existing Q400 operators - providing the essential knowledge to minimise aircraft downtime.  

The course has been designed by and will be delivered by highly experienced Q400 licenced engineers with both base and line maintenance experience and the content can even be tailored towards specific aircraft operations. Courses are available on request and can be delivered either at customer facilities or at the Flybe Training Academy.

Additional Training

In addition to all of the above courses, we also offer a wide range of complimentary maintenance courses and would be happy to discuss any bespoke requirements.

  • EWIS Classroom Training
  • Aircraft De-Icing
  • Limitation Removal
  • Fuel Tank Safety
  • Ramp Safety
  • Manual Handling
  • Part 66 Refresher Training
  • Differences
  • Familiarisation
  • Human Factors in Aviation
  • Safety and Quality
  • Borescope