Category: Asia & Pacific

BAA Training Vietnam Introduces Second A320 FFS

Reading Time: 2 minutes BAA Training Vietnam, a brand new aviation training centre located in Ho Chi Minh, announces expanding their training equipment. A state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo full flight simulator has been assembled and approved by Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) to provide pilot training in Vietnam. A modern 3000-square-metre training centre opened doors in September of 2019 […]

ANA Places Order for up to 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Japanese airline group ANA HOLDINGS has committed up to 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, including 11 787-10s, one 787-9 and options for five 787-9s. With the recent order worth over $5 billion at list prices, the group’s total order for the type exceeds 100 aircraft. “These planes represent a significant step forward for ANA as […]

Bamboo Airways Considers Ordering Boeing 777X Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute As the African proverb says, however long the night, the dawn will break. However long the Boeing crisis, something positive will finally break, for example, for the 777X program. Vietnamese start-up Bamboo Airways confirmed being in talks with Boeing on 12 of its newest widebody twinjets 777X, FlightGlobal reports. This is one of the most […]

Pilots Reveal Salary Is Not the First Priority. What Matters Then?

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is difficult to argue the fact that pilot’s job is one of the most dynamic ones in the world, indeed. So many young and passionate people are dreaming about the office 35,000 feet high in the air. High rewards, endless travelling opportunities, personal prestige. The list is too long to name all the entries. […]

Spotlight on Questionable Pilot Training Requirements: 737 MAX

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes, standards of pilot training both in the US, and on the global scale, have become a gray area. Especially in the context of pilots’ awareness of flight deck automation. While safety concerns are growing further, while Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight and certification practices are still […]

Korean Air Chooses Pratt & Whitney Engines To Power A321neos

Reading Time: < 1 minute Korean Air has formalised an agreement with Pratt & Whitney on the selection of its GTF™ engine to power up to 50 Airbus A321neo aircraft. First deliveries are about to begin already in 2021. The flag carrier of South Korea and a division of United Technologies Corp. have also entered into discussions regarding the enhancement […]

Airbus Defines Liquid Prohibited Zone in Cockpits of A350

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following two un-commanded engine in-flight shut-downs caused by the inadvertent liquid spillage on the centre pedestal in the flight deck on Airbus A350 aircraft, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD). The initial results of investigations point out that after the liquids appeared on the system, abnormal operation […]

Cathay Pacific Urges Employees to Take Unpaid Leave

Reading Time: < 1 minute Due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, Cathay Pacific, the flag carrier of Hong Kong, has asked all of its 27,000 employees to take three weeks of unpaid leave between March and June, South China Morning Post reports. The decision to ask the staff to voluntarily take ‘special leave’ came as a result of […]

First Airbus A320neo Arrives at Batik Air

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first Airbus A320neo, and the 46th Airbus aircraft, has joined the fleet of Batik Air, the full service wing of Indonesia’s Lion Group.  The A320neo is designed to carry 156 passengers in two-class configuration and will be deployed on Batik Air’s regional services. The new aircraft will operate together with 44 A320 Family planes […]

Qantas Group Pilot Academy Officially Opens Its Doors to Future Pilots

Reading Time: < 1 minute On 29 January, the new pilot training centre established by the Qantas Group – Pilot Academy – opened its doors to the next generation of pilots to be educated in Toowoomba. The 1,500 square metre hangar of the Academy contains four flight training simulators, classrooms as well as purpose-built pre-flight briefing and flight scheduling areas. […]