Category: General Aviation

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 […]

World’s Largest Fire-Fighting Aircraft Deployed over Amazon Region

Reading Time: 2 minutes Viru Viru International Airport near Santa Cruz de la Sierra is Bolivia’s most important airport. From the end of last week a red and white jumbo jet is taking off up to four times a day from the 3.5-kilometer-long runway. A “Global Supertanker”, the largest fire-fighting aircraft in the world and it is there at […]

Flight Safety, Discipline and Importance of Checklists

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the first and main actions of pilots before a take-off is a checklist procedure, which is the key to why airline travel is the safest form of travel. There are more than 100,000 commercial passenger flights each day and the number is still rising. Nevertheless, flights remain the safest way to travel, because […]

What Kind Of Legal Authorities Does Captain Have During The Flight?

Reading Time: 1 minute The origins of captain’s authority comes from maritime law and tradition. A ship’s captain had absolute authority and was the unquestioned commander responsible for the ship, cargo, and crew. The same concept in aviation was applied in the early years, before 1930. Aircraft captain‘s absolute authority became essential after the advent of flying boats. Early […]

Did You Know How Much Fuel the Plane Needs?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever realised how pilots know how much fuel they need for an aircraft? It is not as simple as it sounds. A lot of people think that it is the same as with the car, you put fuel nozzle into a car and just load the full tank with fuel, but, actually, the […]

Why Do Same Flights Take Different Routes?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you a plane spotting fan who can’t stop looking at the aircraft in the sky and keep tracking aircraft online? If this sounds like you, you probably have noticed that sometimes flights between the same destinations use very different routes. Do you know why? Usually, when airlines plan flights, they choose the route between […]

Why Do Many Pilot Seats Have Sheepskin Covers?

Reading Time: 1 minute Probably, most of you have seen sheepskin seat covers in almost every cockpit you have ever been to. If you are still a newbie in aviation world and haven’t tried any cockpit yet, you have surely seen those grey or white fluffy pilot seats in films. However, the reason of covering pilot seats with sheepskin […]