Category: GENERAL AVIATION

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BAA Training secures €31 million financing for its global expansion

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the leading independent aviation training companies – BAA Training – today has announced it will be getting financing for its global expansion provided by UK Export Finance (UKEF) and US Apple Bank for Savings. Two companies belonging to Avia Solutions Group (ASG) – BAA Training and ASG Asset Management – were involved in […]

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Aircrews’ mental health crisis: the repercussion of Covid-19

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Covid-19 pandemic has had an immense impact on civil aviation. Suddenly, pilots were forced to re-evaluate their job expectations and accept that nobody could no longer guarantee solid career progression. The devastating consequences of the pandemic have resulted in flight crews’ stress, depression or anxiety levels rising. What are the key stress factors imposed […]

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New Chapter for Aviation: The Industry Is Recovering

Reading Time: 4 minutes The pain from the Covid-19 crisis has been felt by all aviation industry players that were forced to take drastic measures, as layoffs, fleet cuts, restructuring, etc., to stay in the game. As a result, the pilot profession, which had always been a marvel, all of a sudden started raising more questions than giving answers. […]

The US Aviation Recovery Continues: Passenger Numbers are Growing

Reading Time: < 1 minute The air travel demand continues to grow in the US, with around to million passengers traveling per day. The record numbers of two million a day were recorded on June 17th and 18th. These were the third and fourth days since March 2020 where passenger numbers were that high. It may seem that the two […]

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IATA: All Domestic Markets Report Improvement except Brazil and India

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirmed that domestic travel demand improved in April 2021 compared to the previous month. Nonetheless, it remained well below pre-pandemic levels, while recovery in international passenger travel continued to be at a standstill. Total air travel demand in April 2021 was down 65.4% compared to April 2019. It was […]

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European Leaders Recommend Airlines Stop Flying Over Belarus

Reading Time: 2 minutes The leaders of the EU countries prepared to bring in action sanctions on Belarus and cut off its aviation links on Monday, furious after it scrambled a warplane to intercept a Ryanair aircraft and arrest a dissident journalist Roman Protasevich, an act one official denounced as ‘state piracy’.  U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday condemned […]

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Europe threaten to ban air traffic over Belarus after “state piracy”

Reading Time: 2 minutes European leaders threatened on Monday to limit international air traffic over Belarus and possibly restrict its ground transport, after a Ryanair passenger plane was forced to land in an incident denounced by Western countries as “state piracy”, informs Reuters. Western leaders reached for the strongest language to condemn Sunday’s incident, in which a Belarusian warplane […]

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FAA warns about growing cases of unruly, dangerous passengers

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Monday that airlines have referred approximately 1,300 unruly-passenger reports since February and the agency has identified potential violations in about 260 cases, according to Reuters. In March, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said he would indefinitely extend a “zero tolerance policy” on unruly air passengers first imposed in […]

5 Myths About a Pilot Job

Reading Time: 5 minutes Consciously or not, people sometimes spread disinformation or, simply put, – rumors. They are about lots of things, including a pilot job. There is nothing wrong with having discussions – it’s even commendable. However, sometimes excessive reliance on the stories of others or their own imagination but not robust knowledge results in people not making […]

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Berlin Tegel is Officially No Longer an Airport

Reading Time: < 1 minute Although Berlin Tegel Airport stopped flights half a year ago, officially, it lost its airport status on Wednesday at midnight. For half a year, pilots were still allowed to switch to Tegel Airport if necessary. However, it was not used for flights in recent months but served as one of six vaccination centres in Berlin. […]