Category: Europe

Why Hard Plane Landing in Bad Weather is Intentional?

Reading Time: 1 minute The thought of a smooth flight is probably on every passenger‘s mind before taking off. So, what is a smooth flight? The concept usually consists of a calm and easy departure and landing as well. However, a successful landing does not depend on how smooth the touchdown was. In bad weather conditions, passengers of the […]

Distance Learning – the Source of Knowledge in Your Pocket

Reading Time: 3 minutes Nowadays, almost everything is readily accessible through smart devices connected to the internet. Learning new content has become just a few finger taps away. Aviation training is not an exception of any other type of learning – pilots, cabin crew, fight dispatchers, aircraft technicians and other aviation professionals can choose distance learning courses to upgrade […]

What it Takes to Become an Airline Pilot with MPL?

Reading Time: 3 minutes What does it take to be an airline pilot? Can an individual with as little as 18 months of pilot training become a qualified co-pilot on a relevant aircraft type, for example, Airbus A320 or Boeing B737? The answer to this question is positive. Then you might ask the following question: how could a young […]

China Southern Airlines Takes Delivery of Its First Airbus A350-900

Reading Time: 1 minute China Southern Airlines has taken delivery of its first of 20 A350-900 becoming the newest operator of this latest generation and highly efficient twin-engine, long-range widebody aircraft. The Guangzhou-based carrier operates an Airbus fleet of 335 aircraft, including 282 A320 Family aircraft, 48 A330 Family aircraft and 5 A380 aircraft (figures at the end of […]

Aircraft Ground Handling Training Moves to Virtual Reality

Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to strictly regulated activities, such as aircraft ground handling, where speed and safety are top priorities, virtual reality (VR) stands out as a perfect technology to train operators in a nearly real-life environment. While VR is nothing new in pilot training, for ground handling it is still a novelty. Baltic Ground Services […]

TAROM Selects ATR 72-600 to Renew Its Regional Fleet

Reading Time: 1 minute TAROM, the Romanian national air carrier, will introduce nine new ATR 72-600 aircraft into its fleet. The ATR 72-600 will be leased from NAC, regional aircraft lessor. Deliveries will commence in October 2019 through to 2020. TAROM has been very successful in its domestic market operations by using ATRs to allow it to compete with […]

Flydubai Boeing 737 Experiences Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A Flydubai Boeing 737-800, registration A6-FGC performing flight FZ-325 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Multan (Pakistan), was on approach to Multan’s runway 36 when an engine (CFM56) ingested a bird. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 36. The aircraft was unable to depart for the return flight. The return flight FZ-326 […]

Turkmenistan Airlines Strives to Regain European Approval Status

Reading Time: 2 minutes Turkmenistan Airlines (TUA) and its adviser Lufthansa Consulting are intensifying their efforts to bring the Turkmenistan flag carrier’s operations into line with European safety standards and therefore regain approval for operating flights to Europe. The central Asian republic’s only airline has been excluded from operating flights to the EU since February. Although the final EASA […]

No More Need to Own a Private Jet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Owning a private jet has long been a symbol of wealth and success, but the market seems to be showing a rather drastic shift. According to JETNET, year over year, manufacturing companies are seeing decreases in the number of aircraft being purchased and newer models of aircraft especially are also seeing a significant drop in […]

Lufthansa to Restructure Eurowings after Profits Warning

Reading Time: 1 minute Struggling to compete with the likes of Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz on pricing since taking over large parts of Air Berlin, Lufthansa is looking to restructure its low-cost subsidiary in a bid to reduce running costs by up to 15 percent over the next three years. In concentrating more on short-haul flights, the intention is […]