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  • Middle East – Still One of the Most Desirable Destinations for Pilots

    Despite instability in the region, fluctuating oil prices and unpredictable politics, the Gulf region is still one of the most attractive destinations for aviation specialists. With the recent news of laptop bans, visa restrictions, a slowdown of the oil industry in the Middle East it may seem that the aviation industry in this region is […]

  • Is The Current Investment Climate in Aviation Favourable for New IPOs?

    Being shocked by a number of bankruptcies, for around 7 years the global aviation industry had been subject to diminished enthusiasm from investors. However, since 2016, record-low aviation fuel prices have led to more green on the airlines’ balance sheets, growing cash flows in the market and an increasingly positive outlook on the future of […]

  • How To Get Better Prepared For A Pilot Job Interview?

    According to the latest data from the largest global aviation recruitment agency AviationCV.com more than 540 captains and over 170 first officers’ job ads are submitted at the moment. Most of them belong for Asian and European companies. Although the world is talking about the shortage of pilots, airlines do not want to make any […]

  • Outsourcing: A Saving Grace For Air Berlin?

    Avia Solutions Group offers airlines a way to save up to 150 million euro per year. It would be an underestimation to say that Air Berlin is having a bad year, topping even 2016, when the carrier reported a loss of 782 million euro. With Etihad out of the picture, and only a governmental loan […]

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Pilot Training

US and EU Expand Cooperation on ATC Modernization and Pilot Training

The US and the European Union (EU) are amending two joint agreements expanding cooperation on aviation safety and air traffic management (ATC) modernization. Officials from FAA, the EU and the European Commission co-signed the amendments in Brussels Dec. 13. The amendment to the US-EU Safety Agreement, which originally took effect May 1, 2011, enables the […]

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Cabin Crew

UK Cabin Crew Trainer Turns To Virtual Reality

UK-based cabin trainer manufacturer EDM has introduced virtual reality (VR) headsets in cabin crew training to meet an increasing demand from airlines for the modern technology. The headsets will be used in conjunction with EDM’s existing fuselage mock-ups. EDM’s product range also includes replicas of aircraft doors to instruct flight attendants on how to open […]

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Simulators Industry

Airbus Develops World’s First Mixed Reality Trainer for A350 XWB

Airbus, in cooperation with Japan Airlines (JAL) and JAL Engineering (JALEC), has developed a prototype application supporting new training solutions, taking advantage of the world’s most advanced Mixed Reality technology, Microsoft “HoloLens” and immersive headsets. This will enable the airline community to benefit from cost-effective and highly enhanced training and operational solutions, pushing the boundaries […]

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