Category: Top Stories

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 Future of Pilots Resides in the Far East?

When making a decision whether to become a pilot or not, you might ask yourself a few questions: does the aviation industry need more pilots? Where do they need them the most? If so, what type rating should I choose? As for the first question, the short answer is a definite yes. But let us […]

U.S.-China Trade War May See China Eastern Change Routes and Aircraft

As U.S. president Donald Trump ramps up pressure levels on a looming trade war with China, China Eastern has made it clear that if events affect passenger and cargo volumes, it is not afraid to alter routes and also the type of passenger jet it is prepared to purchase. DBS analyst Paul Yong stated that: […]

Assembly of a Full Flight Simulator. How to Prepare the Facility?

A full flight simulator is like an iceberg floating inside the training centre. With a huge cabin visible to an ordinary eye, and with a dozen of features hidden all over the area around the simulator known only to engineers or manufacturers. Therefore, installation of a FFS is a complex process which, first of all, […]

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 […]

Boeing and White House Reach Informal Deal for Two Air Force One Jets

According to Reuters, the White House has confirmed that an agreement has been reached with Boeing for two new 747-8 jets to replace the current Air Force One planes, two Boeing VC-25As which began operations back in 1990. According to Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley, “President Trump has reached an informal deal with Boeing on […]

Demand for Private Jets to Grow in 2018

According to IATA, the number of travellers will continue to rise in 2018. Airline passenger numbers are expected to increase to 4.3 billion. So airlines should also expect growth in the number of new aircraft in the market. The European business aviation company KlasJet has noticed this trend too, in the rising number of flight […]

New to BizAv? What You Need to Know Before Jumping Onboard?

Today, more than ever, private aviation is a business decision. Businesses today thrive on cost and time effectiveness, so having the flexibility to literally travel whenever and wherever is paramount for the long-term success of a company. Monthly, hundreds of new travelers are experiencing the amenities of business aviation; top executives that were used to […]

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 […]

Boeing Debuts First 737 MAX 7

Boeing marked another airplane development milestone today as thousands of employees celebrated the debut of the first 737 MAX 7 at the company’s Renton, Wash. factory. The MAX 7 is the third and newest member of Boeing’s 737 MAX family to come down the assembly line. The jet is designed for up to 172 passengers […]