VR Simulators – The Future of Pilot Training?

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...
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FLIGHT DATA RECORDER REVEALS FATE OF CRASHED SUPERJET

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...
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AMERICAN AIRLINES EXTENDS BOEING 737 MAX CANCELLATIONS UNTIL SEPTEMBER

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 ...
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Electromechanical Actuators Advance But Hydraulic Still Reigns

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, ...
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Vietnam Airlines launches codeshare deal with Aeroflot

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...
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Pilot-Hungry Airlines Struggle with Global Pilot Shortage

Pilot-Hungry Airlines Struggle with Global Pilot Shortage

Airlines are facing an increasing pilot shortage worldwide. IndiGo, which is India’s largest passenger airline, grounded 10 Airbus A320-neo aircraft and cancels 30 flights per daydue to several reasons including pilot shortage. The entire commercial airline...
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Scandinavian Airlines Is Ending Duty-Free Sales to Curb Carbon Emissions

Scandinavian Airlines Is Ending Duty-Free Sales to Curb Carbon Emissions

Scandinavian Airlines says it will stop selling duty-free goods on its flights to reduce the weight of its aircraft and save fuel and ultimately reduce carbon emissions. SAS said it is also trying to be more climate-friendly by using new,...
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Vietnam Needs More MRO Capacity

Vietnam Needs More MRO Capacity

  The announced joint venture between Vietnam Airlines and ST Engineering will support the growing Vietnamese airlines. Yesterday’s announcement about a component maintenance joint venture between ST Engineering and Vietnam Airlines was the latest indic...
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