Category: CIS

Singapore Airlines Hires Women Pilots for The First Time

Reading Time: 2 minutes Singapore Airlines (SIA) has, for the first time, hired women to fly its planes. Two of them joined in August last year during the last intake of cadet pilots. Their training – in Singapore and Australia – will take between two and three years, after which they will be rostered for commercial flights. SIA spokesman […]

Russian MiG-31BM Takes Longest Non-Stop Flight in History

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russian pilots managed to break the record for the longest non-stop flight of a MiG-31BM interceptor aircraft, according to Russian Central Military District spokesman Yaroslav Rashchupkin. Spending seven hours and four minutes in the sky, Russian pilots broke the new record for the longest non-stop flight of a MiG-31BM supersonic interceptor, RIA Novosti quoted Russian […]

Investigation Into Flydubai Russian Crash Points to Pilot Error

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Flydubai passenger plane crashed in Russia last month after being flown in a contradictory manner minutes before it smashed into the ground, a statement from investigators said on Friday, suggesting pilot error was to blame. The Boeing 737-800, operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, came down in the early hours of March 19 at […]

Siemens And Airbus To Push Electric Aviation Engines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Companies want to jointly develop engine prototypes with power classes ranging from a few 100 kilowatts up to 10 and more megawatts, for short, local trips. Siemens and Airbus teamed up today to develop electric and hybrid electric/combustion engines for commercial and private aircraft. The companies said they would amass a joint development team of […]

February Demand Growth Stays Strong: IATA Announced Global Passenger Traffic Results

Reading Time: 3 minutes Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing continuing strong demand growth for domestic and international travel. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 8.6%, compared to the same month last year. Monthly capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 9.6%, and load factor declined 0.7 percentage […]

Richard Branson Backed Startup To Build Next-Gen Supersonic Airplane

Reading Time: 2 minutes A company called Boom Technology Inc. has unveiled plans for a supersonic airplane of the same name, which is being developed as a replacement for Concorde. Boom airplanes are predicted to fly 2.6 times faster than any other aircraft (and faster than Concorde Mach 2.0), and hit speeds of Mach 2.2 or 1,451 miles per […]

Black Boxes of Crashed Flydubai Plane Decoded, No Onboard System Malfunctions Found

Reading Time: 2 minutes Flydubai flight FZ981, which crashed in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, was fully operational when it took off from the airport in Dubai, the Interstate Aviation Committee said after decoding the flight data recorders. “According to the preliminary analysis of the information obtained from flight recorders to date, no onboard system malfunctions, aircraft components’ defects or power system […]

Russia May Suspend Boeing’s 737 Airworthiness Certificates Following FlyDubai Crash

Reading Time: 3 minutes Russian officials have announced they may suspend the Boeing 737’s airworthiness certificates. A recent report by Sputnik suggests the Russian Federal Agency for Air Transport (Rosaviatsiya) may ban Russian airlines from flying Boeing Co’s (NYSE:BA) 737 aircraft, owing to safety concerns. An appeal to cancel the Boeing 737’s flying certificate was sent by Russian Civic […]

BAA Training Invites Pilots to Assessment for Ukraine International Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes The global aviation training provider, BAA Training, in cooperation with Ukraine International Airlines is inviting Ukrainian pilots to attend pilot assessment procedures. Applicants will be assessed and evaluated using standard pilot assessment methods and tests, and also evaluated based on the airline’s internal criteria. “Studies and BAA Training’s experience working with selection model for both […]

Ace Pilots Belly Land Passenger Jet in Kazakhstan

Reading Time: < 1 minute Kazakh pilots safely landed a passenger plane without the use of its front wheels after a malfunction in the aircraft’s front landing gear on Sunday. Video of the miraculous landing immediately emerged online. The incident took place when the Fokker 100 aircraft operated by Kazakh airline ‘Bek Air’, which had departed from Kyzylorda, was landing […]