Monday, 17 June 2019

Headlines
  • VR Simulators – The Future of Pilot Training? - There is no doubt that flight simulators have been a useful tool for pilots who need to learn how to fly. There are many reasons why virtual reality (VR) is the next great technological breakthrough gaining acceptance as the new way to train pilots. From a cost standpoint, training pilots with VR headsets in...
  • FLIGHT DATA RECORDER REVEALS FATE OF CRASHED SUPERJET - “The captain assumed manual control of the aircraft until the end of the flight. The crew set the squawk for loss of communication. “The crew decided to return to Sheremetyevo and performed a manual ILS approach to runway 24L. At the time the aircraft intercepted the glideslope the aircraft’s mass...
  • AMERICAN AIRLINES EXTENDS BOEING 737 MAX CANCELLATIONS UNTIL SEPTEMBER - American Airlines has extended the cancellation of its Boeing 737 MAX-operated flights until September 3. “American Airlines remains confident that impending software updates to the Boeing 737 MAX, along with the new training elements Boeing is developing in coordination with our union partners, will lead to recertification of the aircraft soon”, American...
  • Electromechanical Actuators Advance But Hydraulic Still Reigns - The move toward the more electric aircraft and electric actuators addresses a couple of key issues, according to Stan Griffin, director of engineering for Triumph Group’s fluid power and actuation business. “One is that hydraulic actuators leak. Secondly, utilizing electric actuators precludes the need for hydraulic lines, which reduces weight,...
  • Vietnam Airlines launches codeshare deal with Aeroflot - Vietnam Airlines has launched a codeshare partnership with Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot. Vietnam Airlines offers three direct Moscow–Hanoi flights per week, operated on state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Vietnam Airlines is considered World’s Leading Cultural Airline by voters at the World Travel Awards, while Aeroflot is also recognised as World’s Leading Airline Brand. Collected and...