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  • A New Era of Narrow Bodies to Revolutionize Long Distance Travel

    The growth of commercial air transportation has ushered in new trends in how people travel, and with it, new sub-industries have emerged. The airline transportation market is growing at an unprecedented rat. In 2016, for instance, airlines carried a 7% increase in passengers over 2015. With new passengers comes new demands. Because of this growth, […]

  • Political Instability a Threat to Gulf Airline Industry

    The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) top official believes that political instability in the Middle East is posing a threat to the region’s airline industry growth.  The Middle East airline industry has not yet totally recovered from the Arab Spring – the 2010 series of protests and demonstrations across the region. That’s the view of […]

  • The Perks of Smaller Airlines for Kick-Start of Pilot’s Career

    Many in the aviation sector have at some point encountered operational disruption, as a result of the growing pilot shortage. Just this year airlines like Norwegian, Ryanair and Hong Kong Express had to cancel flights due to scarcity of pilots. As the increasing demand for air travel is only making the situation, worse, major airlines […]

  • Smart Way for Estonia to Avoid Illegal State Airline Support?

    2015 was a rough year for Estonia and its national flag carriers. After European Commission concluded the airline had been given illicit state aid, Estonian Air went bankrupt as it could not afford to return the sums – € 85 million. At the same period of time, as a contingency plan, Estonian state established new […]

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Pilot Training

Jetstar Japan and CAE Expand Pilot Training Relationship

Jetstar Japan and CAE announced a new exclusive six-year pilot training agreement which will support the airline’s Airbus A320 pilot training needs in Japan. A CAE-built Airbus A320 full-flight simulator (FFS) will be ready for training this summer at the CAE Tokyo / JAL-CAE Flight Training (JCFT) centre located at Haneda Airport, Tokyo. For the […]

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Cabin Crew

Preventing Human Trafficking by Empowering Aircraft Cabin Crew

Aircraft cabin crew will now have better tools to help them prevent human trafficking on commercial flights after the launch of new ICAO-OHCHR Guidelines for Training Cabin Crew on Identifying and Responding to Trafficking in Persons. The new guidelines were unveiled this morning at an ICAO-OHCHR Forum taking place in Geneva, and are seen as […]

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Simulators Industry

What Procedures Must Be Followed to Keep Full Flight Simulator Operable?

A purchase agreement for a full flight simulator has already been signed. The facility has already been prepared and is in anticipation of the new inhabitant. What follows next? How to ensure that the newly manufactured FFS operates properly or will serve successfully after the relocation is carried out? Some terminology to keep in mind […]

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