Category: Europe

Why Are the Edges of Aircraft Doors Marked by a Thick Line?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Every plane spotter has noticed a thick solid line marking the edges of the aircraft door and emergency exit. Have you ever heard about the importance of this aircraft design element? In the early Jet Age, when aircraft were powered by newly invented turbine engines and commercial flights had just started, several dangerous accidents happened. […]

Airbus Takes Another Key Step to Strengthen Its Presence in China

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus has announced that it is strengthening its cooperation and presence in China. With the aim to increase the number and type of aircraft produced in this country, the aircraft manufacturer and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Therefore, one of the main objectives focuses on the increase of the A320 and A330 family […]

Another Attempt to Build an Airline on the Remains of WOW Air

Reading Time: < 1 minute Talks about the revival of WOW Air have been continuing since March, 2019, since the airline went bankrupt. Currently, the latest information provides that there is the second attempt to bring back to life at least something of WOW Air. Although this time under the new name: PLAY. Some time ago it was announced that […]

IAG Acquires Another European Airline: Air Europa

Reading Time: < 1 minute International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways and Spain’s Iberia, has announced that it will supplement its group of carriers with already the third Spanish airline – Air Europa – in  a deal worth $1.12 billion. Air Europa is a private Spanish airline offering scheduled domestic and international flights to 69 destinations, […]

Airbus Ahead of Boeing: Enjoys Inflow of Hundreds of Orders

Reading Time: 3 minutes Airbus is currently enjoying a huge inflow of orders from around the world – during the past three months the European conglomerate managed to secure nearly 500 bookings, over 300 commitments are solely from Asia. The biggest orders’ boost came in the last days of October during which Airbus collected the major part of these […]

El Al Bids an Impressive Final Farewell to Boeing 747 Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes El Al, the flag carrier of Israel, has become the latest airline bidding the final farewell to its long-standing Boeing 747 fleet. After a 48-years bond, El Al marked this special event by tracing a silhouette of itself in the sky. The last flight of the El Al’s four-engined ‘Queen of the Skies’ (24.4 years […]

What You Need to Do to Prepare for Your First Private Flight

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you are preparing for your first private flight, there’s a few things you need to know before you “take off.” Flying in a private jet is a totally different experience than that of flying on a commercial plane. Commercial airlines have endless requirements and strict processes. While a private flight certainly has protocol that […]

Pilot Instructor Career – Why is it Worth Choosing This Career Path?

Reading Time: 3 minutes 290,000 is the number of currently active pilots worldwide, according to one report on statista.com. Boeing forecasts that more than 804,000 new civil aviation pilots will be needed to fly and meet the market demand. However, while everybody is worried about the pilot shortage, let’s take a step back. To prepare a new generation of […]

SmartLynx Malta Has Received Canadian FAOC

Reading Time: < 1 minute ACMI provider SmartLynx Malta has received Foreign Air Operator Certificate (FAOC) issued by the Canadian Minister of Transport. The FAOC was issued on 9th of October and is in effect without expiry date. Foreign air operators flying over Canadian air-space are required to have a certificate confirming compliance with federal aviation regulations of Canada. During […]

BAA Training China: 40,000 Flight Training Hours Per Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes On the 25th of October ceremony of ground breaking marked the beginning of BAA Training China construction – a modern six full flight simulator aviation training centre. Following the Joint Venture agreement between Avia Solutions Group and Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) signed in July, 2019, the companies are moving to the […]