Tag: pilots

Is One Pilot Greater Than Two?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Aviation evolves and some things that were deemed as necessary are no longer needed. Regulations tend to lag behind technological developments, so it often takes time before capabilities are implemented, even when it is technically possible. Other times the paradigm is what lags and old methods stay because of public reception. The next in commercial […]

Austrian Airlines Wants More Women in the Cockpit

Reading Time: 1 minute More aircraft, more flights and more staff. Austrian Airlines is continually expanding. In the first half of 2018 alone, Austria’s home carrier hired 400 new employees, mainly pilots and flight attendants. At present Austrian Airlines plans to add 100 fully trained pilots. In addition, training courses for future pilots will be offered again in the […]

BAA Training Prepares the First Group of Wizz Air Cadets

Reading Time: 2 minutes BAA Training, one of the biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe, is delighted to announce the successful graduation of the first Wizz Air cadets from the tailor-made training program in cooperation with Wizz Air. After two years of comprehensive training, 13 graduates have reached the thrilling finish line to obtain an Integrated Airline Transport […]

Emirates Uses Eye-Tracking Tech to Prepare Pilots

Reading Time: 1 minute Emirates has been working with Australia-based computer-vision technology company Seeing Machines in an effort to understand how pilots interact and monitor instruments in-flight. According to the airline, the findings will allow Emirates to improve training procedures and help flight crew prepare for a wide range of in-flight scenarios. As part of the partnership, Emirates and […]

Pilot Fatigue: A Matter Threatening Aviation Safety?

Reading Time: 6 minutes It is perfectly normal for people to become tired. Nearly everyone experiences fatigue, however, some professions, such as aviation, medicine or the military, demand precise, rapid and well-informed decision making as well as communication with little margin for error. Concern about the potential for fatigue to negatively affect human performance in the aviation context extends […]

BAA Training Provides ATR 42/72 Training For Tanzanian Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes BAA Training, European standard aviation training centre, has announced that it has gained an approval to provide ATR 42/72 full flight simulator services for Tanzanian aviation companies. After the audit of Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) passed smoothly, ATR 42/72 type rating training and full flight simulator dry or wet lease can be provided in […]

More Airlines Relax Two-in-Cockpit Rule

Reading Time: 2 minutes The rule that there must always be two people in the cockpit of an aircraft, introduced following the Germanwings crash, March 2015, is being relaxed by more airlines, amid fears that putting cabin crew into the cockpit is more dangerous for air passenger safety that leaving one pilot in command. Germanwings flight 9525 ended in […]

Etihad-Backed Alitalia Forced To Cancel 60% Of Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute Italy’s flagship airline Alitalia was forced to cancel 60 percent of its flights on Wednesday due to a strike over plans for the troubled airline to slash over 2,000 jobs, according to Arabian Business and AFP. The strike, called by several trade unions, had been expected and the company managed to offer alternative flights to […]

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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

Southwest Pilots Ratify New Labor Contract After 4+ Years of Talks

Reading Time: 1 minute Southwest Airlines pilots have voted by an 84%-16% margin to ratify a new labor contract, ending more than four years of sometimes contentious negotiations. The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA), which represents the carrier’s 8,400 pilots, said 96.3% of eligible flight deck crew participated in the vote. The new contract will run through August 2020. […]