Category: Editors’ Choice

How Can Flight Schools Increase Aviation Safety?

Despite the advancing technology and improved aircraft reliability, crew decision making also known as a human factor remains the most important factor in aviation safety. For that reason, the quality of pilot training remains the critical factor in accident prevention. Professional training, first of all, requires qualified instructors and proper training devices. For instrument rating, […]

The FBO Market in South America

At a global scale FBOs are all about time and cost efficiency, swiftness and comfort. But while in the US and UK markets the competition within different FBOs is heavily determined by the price of fuel, in South America other separately priced services, including fuel, generate a rather compelling mix of variables before clients can […]

Flight Data Recorder Evolution: Where Next?

Flight data recorder technology has evolved considerably over time. It began in the 1950s and 1960s with devices that relied on metal foil and recorded just a few flight parameters. Next came the addition of cockpit voice recording and, in time, the introduction of magnetic tape, followed by digital solid-state flight recorders in the 1980s […]

Airports Could Do Better At Runway Safety, Say Experts

Airports lack consistency in the way signs and instructions at airport runways are displayed which is critical in the conversation on airfield safety is kept to the highest standards, according to aviation officials gathered at the World Aviation Safety Summit, held in Dubai. “In order to keep airfields safe, flight crews needs a clear, safe […]

Top 10 Engine In-Service Fleet OEMs: 2021

The top five engine OEMs will account for 79% of the overall market. Through the next five years, the worldwide engine in-service fleet will reach nearly 83,000. This fleet is projected to generate $130 billion in engine MRO demand.

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 […]