Indian Airlines Seek Emergency Credit as They Grapple With Losses

Indian Airlines Seek Emergency Credit as They Grapple With Losses

India should be a strong and growing air market. But most of the country’s carriers are struggling, and they need help to stay afloat. By one estimate, losses at Indian carriers will reach as much as $1.9 billion in the...
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Canadian Regulator Too Passive, Safety Board Chief Says

Canadian Regulator Too Passive, Safety Board Chief Says

TSB chair Kathy Fox says safety issues are not being addressed as a result of Transport Canada’s reluctance to implement rules without industry buy-in. TSB has issued about 600 recommendations since its 1990 creation. As of October 1, 62 of them...
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The Pilot Shortage

The Pilot Shortage

It would be tough for anyone even remotely close to the aviation industry not to realize there is a shortage of well-qualified pilots here in the United States. The effects of the age-65 retirement adjustment in 2009 really began grabbing...
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Airbus and Georgia Tech Open Center for Overall Aircraft Design

Airbus and Georgia Tech Open Center for Overall Aircraft Design

Airbus and Georgia Institute of Technology officially opened the Airbus / Georgia Tech Center for Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)- enabled Overall Aircraft Design (OAD). This Center will contribute to the development and demonstration of a concurrent ov...
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Airlines Warn Against Patchwork of European Clock Changes

Airlines Warn Against Patchwork of European Clock Changes

Airlines have expressed concern about a European Commission proposal to scrap the twice-yearly seasonal clock change across the bloc and to allow EU countries to decide whether or not to permanently stick with summer or wintertime schedules. The new rules-if.....
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Thailand To Devise Safety Master Plan

Thailand To Devise Safety Master Plan

As part of its effort to meet international safety standards, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has embarked on a Safety Master Plan (SMP) to review and revise regulations and procedures. The new SMP will feature key performance indexes...
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Air New Zealand Will Make a Push Into Electric Air Taxis

Air New Zealand Will Make a Push Into Electric Air Taxis

Air New Zealand will partner with Zephyr Airworks, a flying car startup backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, “to make autonomous, electric air travel a reality for all New Zealanders”. “Both companies see the potential for our airspace to free...
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US DOT to create aviation consumer advocate position

US DOT to create aviation consumer advocate position

A little-noticed provision in the 1,200-page bill to reauthorize the FAA will create an aviation consumer advocate within the Aviation Consumer Protection Division (ACPD) of the US Department of Transportation (DOT). The new position will be charged with assi...
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Boeing Forecasts Greatest Demand for Pilots, Technicians, Cabin Crew in Asia Pacific Region

Boeing Forecasts Greatest Demand for Pilots, Technicians, Cabin Crew in Asia Pacific Region

Boeing reports that the Asia Pacific region will have the greatest global demand for new civil aviation personnel over the next 20 years. The region is projected to account for 33 percent of the global need for pilots, 34 percent for technicians...
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Significant Growth in Aviation Jobs Expected

Significant Growth in Aviation Jobs Expected

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) published the results of a global survey of Human Resources professionals in the aviation industry highlighting key challenges in talent acquisition, training and retention. Collected and summarized from t...
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