Unified Approach Needed For Workforce Development

Unified Approach Needed For Workforce Development

Airline MROs are making efforts to maintain a pipeline of technical talent by both attracting and retaining staff. In general, large airlines pay higher wages to mechanics, which means they have fewer problems filling positions than regional carriers or third-party...
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Pilots in Europe suffering fatigue despite new rules

Pilots in Europe suffering fatigue despite new rules

European pilots and cabin crew are experiencing unusually high levels of fatigue, incompatible with an acceptable level of flight safety, despite recent European legislation that is supposed to counter this. A new study reveals major shortcomings of the Fli...
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The Airline Industry’s Glass Ceiling Is Still Sky-High: A Skift Deep Dive

The Airline Industry’s Glass Ceiling Is Still Sky-High: A Skift Deep Dive

Aviation has terrible gender optics, and not just with pilots and engineers. The c-suite is nearly void of women for flimsy, unacceptable reasons. In this deep dive, women on the commercial side of aviation share how it feels to hit...
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The Effect of Human Factors in East Asia

The Effect of Human Factors in East Asia

An employee’s awareness of possible consequences should lead them to think and act in a safer way. In East Asia there are some main human factor issues on the ramp that are specific to the region and need specific targeting...
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Need-to-Know Info for Private Jet Owners Thinking of Refurbishing Interiors

Need-to-Know Info for Private Jet Owners Thinking of Refurbishing Interiors

When you have a business Jet that is flying well but is not as new as you would like it to be aircraft refurbishment is the solution for bringing it up-to-date. Refurbishing an aircraft does not address only the renewal...
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8 Ways Travel Improved Worldwide in 2018

8 Ways Travel Improved Worldwide in 2018

There’s a lot about travel that has changed over the past 12 months – even if you were too fixated on your destination to notice. Here, the major highlights: Flights went farther; planes got nicer; tented camps became all the...
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How Artificial Intelligence Determines Which Airline Stories Go Viral

How Artificial Intelligence Determines Which Airline Stories Go Viral

As a Dataminr executive told us, “There is no such thing as a secret now.” If it happens on an airplane and someone puts it on social media, it is bound to become news. That’s just how it goes now,...
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Scientists Say Some Airlines Illegally Refuse to Fly Lab Animals

Scientists Say Some Airlines Illegally Refuse to Fly Lab Animals

A deadline is approaching in the fight by researchers to fly their monkeys on airplanes. On one side are some of the world’s biggest airlines, while on the other are prominent drug companies like Pfizer Inc. and universities including Harvard....
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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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