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EASA completes its Boeing 737 MAX test flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has now completed its test flights of the Boeing 737 MAX. These took place in Vancouver, Canada due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. As the next step in its evaluation of the aircraft for return to service, EASA is now analysing the data and other information gathered during the […]

EU – China Bilateral Safety Agreement went into force

Reading Time: < 1 minute The EU-China Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) went into effect 1 September, giving a boost to the regions’ aviation manufacturers by simplifying the process of gaining product approvals from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), while also ensuring high safety and environment standards will continue to […]

Creditors give Virgin Australia sale the green light

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Administrators of the Virgin Australia Group have confirmed the airline sale to the US private equity group Bain Capital. After Virgin Australia collapsed in April, an administrator, Deloitte, was appointed, and a formal bidding process got underway. The successful bidder was Bain Capital, who mapped out a proposal for the airline’s future. “Bain Capital […]

Where to Have Boeing 737 MAX Training in Europe?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lifting Boeing 737 MAX aircraft off the ground, following the rigorous flight tests and re-certification stages, could be eventually spotted. However, prior to planes getting back in the air, what about training for pilots? Before the grounding of these aircraft took place, no separate simulator training for already 737 type-rated pilots was required. After doing […]

Official: Boeing to End Production of Legendary 747 in 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute After long speculations and unconfirmed statements, Boeing has finally affirmed that the production of the 747 “Queen of the Skies” will come to an end in 2022. The information has been revealed by Boeing CEO in the letter to employees on quarterly results and market realities. “The reality is the pandemic’s impact on the aviation […]

End of Era: Last Qantas Boeing 747 Bids the Very Final Farewell

Reading Time: 2 minutes The final flight QF7474 of the last Qantas Boeing 747 jumbo has already took place. Almost five decades of mutual history of ‘Queen of the Skies’ and Australia’s national carrier is over. The very first jumbo jet entered Qantas fleet in 1971. In 1979, Qantas even became the first airline to operate an all Boeing […]

Now is the Time for the Vietnamese to Do Type Rating. Why?

Reading Time: 3 minutes The way aviation in Vietnam is bouncing back is remarkable. Almost fully restored internal links, airports full of passengers anticipating local flights. Even with closed borders, the country is accurately navigating out of the crisis. Asia was the first region to feel the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, no surprise that IATA predicts the […]

Motivation: Necessary Personal Trait for Every Single Pilot

Reading Time: 5 minutes Enthusiasm, wanting, desire, interest, determination. All these are the synonyms to motivation – the fundamental reason why a person decides something or behaves in a particular way. And all these are the primary reasons behind someone’s choice to become a pilot. Almost every experienced aviator could confirm that behind happy flying hides a long story […]

LIVE | AIR Convention Digital Week 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute AIR Convention Digital Week is the most significant online aviation conference and networking platform out there. During five days of fruitful discussions, invited experts will talk over the most effective ways of recovery for the aviation business amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Stay home and join aviation market experts for unique online experience!  

EASA Issues World’s First Type Certificate for Fully Electric Plane

Reading Time: < 1 minute After over a decade of research and development, Pipistrel, a small aircraft designer and manufacturer, has made a breakthrough in a new aviation – electric aviation. Battery powered aircraft Pipistrel Velis Electro has been issued type certification by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This is the first type certification worldwide of a fully […]