Category: General Aviation

G. Ziemelis: Is “Flygskam” Really the Right Thing to Do?

Reading Time: 3 minutes “Flygskam” – still quite a new Swedish term that already made waves in the media. It literally means “flight shame” and was popularized by a teen climate activist Greta Thunberg from Sweden. The movement shames people into choosing other means of transportation instead of flying. While the aviation impact on climate is undeniable, like any […]

Research Reveals a Shocking Fact Behind Some Athletes’ Success

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you have ever wondered why some athletes are more likely to win than the others, you’re in for a surprise. It turns out that even the way they travel can influence their performance drastically. Some sports teams have to fly over 370,000 km in a single season and depending on the comfort during the […]

Why Are the Edges of Aircraft Doors Marked by a Thick Line?

Reading Time: 1 minute Every plane spotter has noticed a thick solid line marking the edges of the aircraft door and emergency exit. Have you ever heard about the importance of this aircraft design element? In the early Jet Age, when aircraft were powered by newly invented turbine engines and commercial flights had just started, several dangerous accidents happened. […]

What You Need to Do to Prepare for Your First Private Flight

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you are preparing for your first private flight, there’s a few things you need to know before you “take off.” Flying in a private jet is a totally different experience than that of flying on a commercial plane. Commercial airlines have endless requirements and strict processes. While a private flight certainly has protocol that […]

Pilot Instructor Career – Why is it Worth Choosing This Career Path?

Reading Time: 3 minutes 290,000 is the number of currently active pilots worldwide, according to one report on statista.com. Boeing forecasts that more than 804,000 new civil aviation pilots will be needed to fly and meet the market demand. However, while everybody is worried about the pilot shortage, let’s take a step back. To prepare a new generation of […]

VIAexpo 2019 – Vietnam’s Largest Inaugural Aviation Exhibition

Reading Time: 2 minutes Viet Nam International Aviation Expo 2019 – VIAexpo 2019 will officially take place from 20th to 22nd November 2019 at 5th floor, Tan Son Nhat Pavillon convention center, 202 Hoang Van Thu, Phu Nhuan district, Ho Chi Minh city. With an exhibiting area of 2000 m2 and more than 50 exhibitors and visitors coming from […]

Avia Solutions Group Acquires Chapman Freeborn

Reading Time: 1 minute Avia Solutions Group, a global multipurpose aviation holding company with 76 subsidiaries engaged in aircraft maintenance, ACMI, aircraft leasing, pilot training, ground handling and fuelling, logistics, aviation IT solutions and business aviation, has completed the acquisition of 100 per cent of the shareholding in UK-headquartered Chapman Freeborn Group. All customary approvals for this transaction have […]

US-China Trade War Weighs Heavily on Air Cargo

Reading Time: 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, the longest period since the global financial crisis […]

Asia Pacific in Great Need for Commercial Airline Personnel

Reading Time: 1 minute Over the third of projected global demand for commercial aviation personnel, to be more precise, 816,000 new commercial aviation employees, would be greatly needed in the Asia Pacific region over the 20 years period, Boeing reports. In terms of pilots, Boeing forecasts that in the upcoming two decades the region will see the demand for […]