The Zelf Vliegen Flight Academy in the Netherlands has taken ownership of two new Blackshape Bk160 Gabriél trainer aircraft from Italy.

The Gabriél is the first aircraft of this type for the new Transavia Airline Pilot Program. Zelf Vliegen Flight Academy at Lelystad Airport is the launching customer of the new Italian Blackshape Bk160 Gabriél. It is EASA CS-VLA certified.

In 2019, Transavia started its Airline Pilot Program, offering young people the opportunity to get their Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL). Transavia Airlines is a low-cost airline which operates from the Netherlands and France. Founded in 1965, it has a fleet of 80 Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft and covers destinations in Europe and North Africa.

Zelf Vliegen Flight Academy has already placed an order for another two Gabriéls.