Category: General Aviation

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Vereinigung Cockpit Calls for Strikes Again

Pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has called on its members to strike again. The next walkouts have been announced, this time with a duration of two days. This Tuesday, on 29 November, there will be strikes affecting all short-haul flights from 00:01 to 23:59. And for the following day, Wednesday, 30 November, strikes affecting all […]

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FLYdocs Partners With Wizz Air To Perform Records Management

The leading low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe becomes the first operator using AMOS to benefit from FLYdocs’ revolutionary aircraft compliance management services Flydocs has been awarded by Wizz Air, the leading low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, a long term contract for its advanced aviation data and records management platform. Wizz Air […]

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Amsterdam Schiphol Had About 10 Go-Arounds Due To Heavy Crosswind

A crosswind is any wind that has a perpendicular component to the line or direction of travel. This affects the aerodynamics of many forms of transport. Moving non-parallel to the wind’s direction creates a crosswind component on the object and thus increasing the apparent wind on the object; such use of cross wind travel is […]

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Silent Flights: How Owls Could Help Make Wind Turbines Planes Quieter

A newly-designed material, which mimics the wing structure of owls, could help make wind turbines, computer fans and even planes much quieter. Early wind tunnel tests of the coating have shown a substantial reduction in noise without any noticeable effect on aerodynamics. An investigation into how owls fly and hunt in silence has enabled researchers […]

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Poland Selects Gulfstream G550 for VIP Transport

Gulfstream has secured an order from the Polish government for two G550 business jets to be used for VIP transport missions. The large-cabin, long-range aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2017 and will be operated by the country’s air force. Warsaw’s search for a modern VIP capability stems from the April 2010 crash of a […]

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Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Engines Transform Aviation with VivaAerobus

Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Geared Turbofan Engine™ has entered into service with VivaAerobus on the operator’s A320neo. The aircraft made its first passenger flight on Oct. 18 from Monterrey to Guadalajara, Mexico. This milestone comes days after the last leg of the aircraft’s ferry flight became the longest A320neo flight to date. The flight from […]

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Pilots, Leap Into Action – Airlines are Looking for You

After coping with terrorism, bankruptcies and consolidation, the largest airlines of the world are facing a new problem: a looming worldwide pilot shortage. The recent boom in air travel has created an urgent demand for new aircraft and additional flights as well as new routes all over the world which, in turn, have served the […]

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Austrian Airlines Again Looking to Hire 100 New Pilots in 2017

Austrian Airlines will have hired a total of 145 new male and female pilots before the end of 2016. Moreover, it is searching for 100 pilots for the year 2017. The additional need for young pilots is related to the retraining drive triggered by the integration of 17 Embraer jets to replace the previous 21 […]

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World’s Best Airlines for 2017 Awarded by AirlineRatings

AirlineRatings.com the world’s foremost safety and product rating website has selected Air New Zealand as its 2017 Airline of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. AirlineRatings.com celebrates and promotes excellence in the airline industry and the pinnacle of these efforts is its Airline Excellence Awards. Winners include: Etihad Airways, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Qantas, Singapore […]

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Bombardier Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

Bombardier today reported its third quarter 2016 results and highlighted solid performance executing its turnaround plan. “We continue to gain momentum as we execute our turnaround plan and transform our company,” said Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. “In the third quarter, we again delivered on our financial commitments, we achieved our […]