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British Airways is recruiting new pilots for its expanding fleet of Embraer jet aircraft at London City Airport. An ambitious recruitment programme is launched this month to find both direct entry captains and first officers to join BA CityFlyer, the wholly owned British Airways’ subsidiary that operates from the Docklands airport to more than 30 business and leisure destinations across Europe. The new recruits will join over 200 existing pilots who currently fly the fleet of 20 E ..
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“Once again, innocent travelers have been attacked in a cowardly and murderous act. Our thoughts are with the victims, and their families and friends,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO. “Air transport brings people together and facilitates both social and economic development. Istanbul has a particularly significant and historical role in connecting East and West. Last night’s attack was a broad attack on our shared humanity. But terrorism will never suc ..
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Dubai-based Emirates Airline will get its 79th Airbus A380 soon, and two more aircraft are in the pipeline. “That means by the end of next month we have 81 A380s in the fleet,” Emirates president Tim Clark told the Executive Report on the sidelines of the IATA AGM in Dublin. Clark said if an A380neo was built, he understood it would have bigger winglets, delivering a significant improvement on fuel burn. “If Airbus does not build the A380neo, but will put new, bigger winglets on existin ..
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  Bombardier successfully completed the C Series aircraft demonstration flight carrying senior executives from about twenty Star Alliance member airlines and media representatives from Dublin to Zurich at the conclusion of the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).    The CS100 airliner carrying 100 passengers, along with six Bombardier crew members, was operated by Bombardier’s crew and featured the livery of launch customer Swi ..
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Two explosions hit Istanbul’s main Ataturk airport on Tuesday, wounding several people, a Turkish official told Reuters. Updated: The two suicide bombers were killed at the Istanbul’s Airport after deadly attacks. Bozdag said one attacker “first opened fire with a Kalashnikov then detonated himself” at the airport entrance.   In total two bombs exploded. One of them was located just outside the terminal on the pavement, the other was at the security gate at the entra ..
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UPDATE 09:41  EgyptAir is hosting the passengers' families near to Cairo Airport. The airline is providing them with doctors, translators and all the necessary services. UPDATE 09:31  EgyptAir said that the aircraft’s emergency devices sent a distress call that was received 4.26am local time. It was around two hours after the previously stated last radio contact. UPDATE 09:10   Airbus representatives tweeted, that they are aware of the reports, but have ..
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The airport needed to switch all operations to the secondary runway 14/32 for 15 hours until the tyres were replaced and the A330 was towed off the runway. A passenger reported there was fire observed at the landing gear, emergency services responded and foamed the landing gear. The crew handled the scary situation calmly and kept all passengers safe. A ground observer reported it appeared a number of tyres burst resulting in a small fire at the landing gear. Emergency services reported t ..
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"If not reversed, Norwegian Air International will possess an unparalleled advantage over U.S. carriers and that is a direct threat to the thousands of aviation workers who operate and support the nation's international flights," said Captain Jon Weaks, Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association  President. NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots Vice President Capt. Paulette Gilbert commented: "The Obama Administration has lamented the continued erosion of goo ..
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  Air New Zealand has agreed to settle a class action compensation claim in the United States for $35 million, rather than continue defending its position and face potentially up to $8 billion bill for cargo conspiracy claims. In 2006, a civil compensation claim was filed naming a significant number of global airlines, including Air New Zealand, for alleged conspiracy involving air cargo fuel and security surcharges between 2000 and 2006. In 2011, Air New Zealand having successfully d ..
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The task force will: • Review all relevant occurrences including the occurrences collected by the European Member States, • Analyse the existing studies on the subject of impact between drones and aircraft, • Study the vulnerabilities of aircraft (windshields, engines, and airframe) taking into account the different categories of aircraft (large aeroplanes, general aviation, and helicopters) and their associated design and operational requirements, • Consider the possibilit ..
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  Qatar Airways has reduced a flight frequency for fifteen routes because of the delivery delays of Airbus A320neo aircraft. The affected routes include flights to Boston, Houston and Miami,  Copenhagen, Jakarta, Manchester and Adelaide. Last month, the carrier's CEO Akbar Al Baker expressed his discontent with the problems of the A320neo aircraft by threatening to cancel six plane orders from Airbus and choosing Boeing instead. Qatar Airways was due to receive the fir ..
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Fatigue is really a catchall term for a variety of different subjective experiences. In the context of flight operations, crewmember fatigue becomes important if it reduces efficiency or otherwise impairs crew performance. There are two systematic physiological causes of fatigue (and poorer performance) –sleep loss and circadian rhythms- both of which are affected by flight operations. The NASA Fatigue Countermeasures Program focuses on these factors.       Sleep and Sleep L ..
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  Source: Let's Go Flying / AOPA   Learning to fly: How to determine what aviation training you need and want   At the beginning of your flight school search, it helps if you have a general idea of what you want from aviation. Why do you want to learn to fly? What is your ultimate, long-term aviation goal? Do you want to fly for fun, or are you seeking a flying career? Will your flying be local, or do you want to use general aviation aircraft to travel? Do you want to own a ..
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Source: 'Pilot Training Compass 2013: Back to the future', Eurocockpit Association   Boeing calculates the need for new pilots in the timeframe 2012-2031 to be 100,900 for Europe and 460,000 globally. This begs the question: how are we going to train these pilots? Against this background it is no wonder that in recent years there has been a debate, increasing in intensity, about pilot training. Much of the input to the debate has focused on ways of reducing the cost burden of training whi ..
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    StarqCockpits offers a training resource for pilots, additional to the FFS and adaptable to the different requirements of courses and programmes of flight schools and airline industry.   The project was born from the personal experience of professional pilots with the intent to improve the benefits of the training programme during the aircraft cockpit familiarisation plan.     As a result, we have developed the STARQPRO, a portable aircraft replica inte ..
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  Here is a pilot resume sample and a guide on how to apply for an airline job! It is true that having a strong resume is a key to get a job you always wanted. It’s supposed to be not too long (about one page), highlighting the best skills you have and accommodating only necessary information. Person who receives your resume will spend less than 20 seconds scanning it before making a preliminary decision. So, to add aprofessional touch to your resume it should be updated, neat and visually ap ..
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  Since the beginnings of commercial aviation a century ago aviation safety has undergone continuous growth, decade after decade, as a result of the continued work of aeronautical industry. Since then we have witnessed several advances like the navigation systems, the improvement of the engines and the new technologies in design –e.g. the ‘fly-by-wire’ piloting control- which have permitted that nowadays the probabilities of passing away in a plane were three times lower than being struck by lightni ..
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