Category: Editors’ Choice

The (Avoidable) Cost of Leasing

New research suggests that many airlines would improve profitability by leasing more aircraft. Sylvain Bourjade and Catherine Muller-Vibes of Toulouse Business School analysed 16 years of data from different types of carrier, and found that “the optimal leasing level… is significantly higher than the proportion of leased aircraft in the worldwide global fleets”. One area […]

U.S. Regional Airlines See A Pilot Shortage – Pilot See A Scapegoat

Regional airlines continue to blame a shortage of pilots for cutbacks in service to smaller airports, while the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) says those routes aren’t being flown because they’re uneconomical. SkyWest President and CEO Chip Childs told the House Transportation Aviation Subcommittee that he estimates a shortfall of 15,000 pilots by 2026, and […]

Women Challenging Stereotypes within Aviation

How often do you encounter women engaged in the work of an airline, aircraft maintenance or manufacturing company? Do you feel surprised when a female pilot steps out from the cockpit of the plane you travelled with? Although statistics reveal that only a small percentage of women take their place within aviation, currently the answer […]

All-Female Flight Crew Makes Airline History

An all-female crew has operated a passenger flight around the world for the first time, Air India has said. The airline’s all-female crew flew across the Pacific Ocean from New Delhi to San Francisco. The same crew then flew back to New Delhi across the Atlantic Ocean, completing their historic circumnavigation of the globe. Depending […]

Dubai Gets First Woman Commercial Pilot in Royal Family

Shaikha Mozah Al Maktoum, one of the female members of Dubai’s ruling family, is claimed to have become the first woman commercial pilot, according to media reports. A few members of the Al Maktoum family took to Instagram to congratulate the young achiever, expressing their pride and joy on her accomplishment. On Sunday, Shaikha Latifa […]

How Does the Presidential TFR Affect Charter Flights to Palm Beach?

Considerations for passengers on charter flights to Palm Beach when the president is at the Winter White House. Even the president of the United States needs a day off once in a while. And for Donald J. Trump, his Mar-a-Lago estate near Palm Beach, Florida, has become his go-to Winter White House residence. However, whenever […]

Which Aviation Training Centre in Europe Was Voted the Best?

Aviation training is a very important stage in the career of all the aviation-related people: flight crew members, flight dispatchers, air traffic controllers, maintenance personnel and many others. Therefore, in order to have good theoretical and practical preparation and be confident that your professional skills match the requirements, it is important to carefully choose the […]

Another Approach To Monitoring Engine Health?

High-tech sensors and systems may not be the only way to monitor engine health. Pratt & Whitney Canada has embarked on a project called Oil Analysis Technology, applying it first to the PT6A engine. But Program Manager Frederique Richard says the approach may have much wider applications. “P&WC’s Oil Analysis Technology is in the final […]

Do You Know What Basic Economy Class Entails?

After the three major U.S. legacy airlines have introduced basic economy fare classes in order to attract more fliers by offering less expensive tickets, a great confusion among American economy class travellers has arisen. Although „basic economy“ is the term that has already entered the daily lexicon of air travellers, this concept still seems to […]

Airbus Will Test Flying Cars By The End Of 2017

Rush-hour traffic is unbearable for many commuters today – and the problem is growing. By 2030, 60% of the world’s population will live in cities, which is 10% more than today. To address this rising concern, Airbus is harnessing its experience to make the dream of all commuters and travellers come true one day: to […]