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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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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FROM THE ARCHIVES: SERVICE INTERRUPTED: ASH CLOUD CAUSES CHAOS

FROM THE ARCHIVES: SERVICE INTERRUPTED: ASH CLOUD CAUSES CHAOS

The travel chaos and dislocation for millions of passengers caused by the ash cloud from the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano in April 2010 sent shockwaves around the world and shudders through airline boardrooms and no doubt in the corridor...
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Global tensions continue to damage air cargo business

Global tensions continue to damage air cargo business

AIR CARGO is continuing to spiral downwards across the world’s trade lanes, amid increasing global economic uncertainty. February was a challenging month for the air transport industry, with both airfreight and passenger traffic numbers declining, reveals fi...
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Why Russian air transport is growing in popularity

Why Russian air transport is growing in popularity

INTERNATIONAL demand for all types of Russian air transport services is taking off, insists world leading aircraft charter broker Air Charter Service (ACS). The global air charter specialist has moved into larger Moscow offices to accommodate its ambitious pla...
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European Pilots Prod Watchdogs to Vet Fixes to Boeing Max

European Pilots Prod Watchdogs to Vet Fixes to Boeing Max

European pilots stepped up pressure on the region’s air safety agency to take a strong stance in vetting U.S. plans to return Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 Max to service after two fatal crashes. The European Aviation Safety Agency needs to...
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The state of air transport markets and the airline industry after the great recession

The state of air transport markets and the airline industry after the great recession

This paper examines the state of air transport markets and the airline industry following the recession of 2008–2009. It finds that demand for air transport has proved robust in the face of repeated shocks. Following the recession, international air travel ...
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AUSTRALIAN PILOTS NOT AT HIGHER RISK OF MELANOMA

AUSTRALIAN PILOTS NOT AT HIGHER RISK OF MELANOMA

A new study has found modern airline pilots registered in Australia, appear not to be at higher risk of developing invasive melanoma than the rest of the population. Previous studies over past decades have consistently reported that commercial pilots from...
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Pilot dies when Cub hits river

Pilot dies when Cub hits river

The private pilot and the passenger were on a local flight in the Piper J-3 Cub. After overflying several people on a pond, the airplane continued to the north briefly and then started a right turn. The nose of the...
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