Category: General Aviation

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 […]

IATA Calls on the US Government

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the United States government and industry to work together to ensure that aviation is able to accommodate an expected 62% rise in demand for air travel to, from and within the country over the next 20 years. Speaking at the International Aviation Club in Washington, D.C., Alexandre de […]

Future Pilots: How to Prepare for Your First Solo Flight?

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you have ever wanted to become a pilot, you probably have heard about the most exciting part of this process – the first solo flight. It consists of the pilot successfully completing a take-off, a circuit pattern and a safe landing, without anyone else in the aircraft (not even a flight instructor). Importance of […]

IATA: Passenger Numbers up in 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2018 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by a healthy 6.5% compared to full-year 2017. Although this represented a slowdown compared to the 2017 annual growth of 8.0%, it was another year of above-trend growth. Full year 2018 capacity climbed […]

Different Type of Aircraft for Different Region?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Most probably there won’t be any better time to become a pilot than it is now. “Global air transport network doubles in size at least once every 15 years, and it’s expected to do so again by 2030” says The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). To cater to this meteoric rise in commercial aviation, the […]

Standing Airline Seats the Future of Increasing Seating Capacity?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Since the dawn of commercial aircraft seating has been mostly unchanged. Even up until today regardless of which airline or aircraft one flies in the seats all look and feel familiar. But in the pursuit of cheaper fares and cutting costs this might soon change. Increasing capacity, reducing comfort At the yearly Aircraft Interiors Expo, […]

Biggest and Best Technology Advancements in Private Jet Industry

Reading Time: 2 minutes The private jet industry continues to boom worldwide, with travellers taking advantage of the huge time savings and efficiencies that come with private air travel. In Europe, the number of private jets chartered by business travellers increased by 8% between July and August 2018 alone. This increase is set to continue, with research stating some […]

Will Brexit Impact the Private Aviation Industry?

Reading Time: 2 minutes With Brexit due to finally come to a climax in March, industries throughout the UK are starting to worry about the impact it’s going to have. There has been a lot of uncertainty over whether a deal will be reached, and if not, how that could affect the UK economy. One sector which could be […]

RECORD | Russia Reaches 1,681 Million Flights in 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute The air traffic intensity in Russia increased by 9.8% in 2018 and reached record-breaking 1.681 million flights, the Russian aviation authority Rosaviatsiya reported. “The traffic in upper airspace of the Russian Federation reached the record level of 1.681 million flights [of Russian and foreign airlines – TASS] in 12 months of 2018; growth versus the […]

ICAO: Solid Passenger Traffic Growth in 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute Preliminary figures released by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) show a total of 4.3 billion passengers were carried by air transport on scheduled services in 2018. This indicates a 6.1 per cent increase over 2017. The number of departures rose to approximately 38 million globally, and world passenger traffic grew solidly at 6.7 per […]