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AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

Perks of Smaller Airlines for Kick-Start of Pilot’s Career

Perks of Smaller Airlines for Kick-Start of Pilot’s Career

Industry giants like EasyJet, Aer Lingus or British Airways are luring young pilots with new career opportunities, but aviation-training professionals encourage the beginners to take smaller carriers in consideration, as they also have their fringe benefits.

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Emirates Profit Rebound Threatened by Summer Pilot Shortage

Emirates Profit Rebound Threatened by Summer Pilot Shortage

Emirates said it faces a challenge this summer as a pilot shortage forces the Dubai-based carrier to trim frequencies.

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Trans States Airlines and Frontier Airlines Announce New Pilot Flow Agreement

Trans States Airlines and Frontier Airlines Announce New Pilot Flow Agreement

Trans States Airlines pilots now have a direct pathway to the Frontier Airlines flight deck.

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Jet Aviation Agrees to Acquire Hawker Pacific in US$250m Deal

Jet Aviation Agrees to Acquire Hawker Pacific in US$250m Deal

Jet Aviation has signed a binding agreement to acquire Hawker Pacific for US$250 million.

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Widerøe Receives World’s First Embraer E190-E2

Widerøe Receives World’s First Embraer E190-E2

Embraer and Widerøe celebrated the delivery of the manufacturer’s first production E190-E2.

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American Airlines Closes $12.3bn Deal for 47 Dreamliners

American Airlines Closes $12.3bn Deal for 47 Dreamliners

Boeing and American Airlines announced the world’s largest airline will more than double its 787 Dreamliner fleet with a new order for 47 of the super-efficient airplane plus 28 options.

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Jet Airways Orders 75 Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes

Jet Airways Orders 75 Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes

Boeing and Jet Airways announced a new order for 75 737 MAX airplanes as the airline looks to the new and improved 737 jet to power its future growth.

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EDITOR’S REVIEW

The Future of Pilots Resides in the Far East?

The Future of Pilots Resides in the Far East?

When making a decision whether to become a pilot or not, you might ask yourself a few questions: does the aviation industry need more pilots? Where do they need them the most? If so, what type rating should I choose?

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Multi-Crew Pilot Licence. What Do We Know?

Multi-Crew Pilot Licence. What Do We Know?

Aviation training is the backbone of the aviation industries. On top of it all, it has never been as diverse as it is today.

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Assembly of a Full Flight Simulator. How to Prepare the Facility?

Assembly of a Full Flight Simulator. How to Prepare the Facility?

Installation of a FFS is a complex process which, first of all, begins with preparation of infrastructure for a simulator. 

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MANUFACTURERS & MRO

Airbus and Bombardier Are about to Close CSeries Deal

Airbus and Bombardier Are about to Close CSeries Deal

By the end of May 2018, Airbus SE is expected to acquire the majority of stake in Bombardier’s CSeries programme, Reuters report depending on the information provided by people familiar  with the plan.

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Lockheed Martin Wins $247.5M NASA Contract to Build X-Plane

Lockheed Martin Wins $247.5M NASA Contract to Build X-Plane

Supersonic commercial travel is on the horizon. NASA awarded Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® a contract to design, build and flight test the Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator.

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Superjet 100 and MC-21 May Be United under Single Brand

Superjet 100 and MC-21 May Be United under Single Brand

Russian SSJ-100 and MC-21 planes may be united under common brand, President of the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) Alexander Rubtsov told.

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Ultra Long Range A350 XWB Completes First Flight

Ultra Long Range A350 XWB Completes First Flight

The latest variant of the best-selling A350 XWB Family will be able to fly further than any other commercial airliner.

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Boeing Business Jets Celebrates Flyaway of First BBJ MAX Airplane

Boeing Business Jets Celebrates Flyaway of First BBJ MAX Airplane

Boeing celebrated the fly away of the first BBJ MAX airplane, the world’s most popular business jetliner.

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Jetex and Wright Electric Partner to Electrify Private Jet Travel

Jetex and Wright Electric Partner to Electrify Private Jet Travel

Jetex is thrilled to announce it will join forces with US startup Wright Electric to revolutionize private jet aviation.

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A321LR “Goes Long” with Record-Breaking Flight

A321LR “Goes Long” with Record-Breaking Flight

The A321LR underscored its impressive range with a record-breaking flight covering a total distance of 4,750 nautical miles in 11 hours.

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REGULATIONS & SAFETY

The European Court of Justice Has Strengthened The Rights of Passengers

The European Court of Justice Has Strengthened The Rights of Passengers

According to a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), airlines may also be obliged to pay compensation to passengers in the event of wild strikes.

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Venezuela Slaps 90-day Ban on Panama’s Copa Airlines

Venezuela Slaps 90-day Ban on Panama’s Copa Airlines

Venezuela stepped up efforts to further isolate itself from the international community suspending all economic and commercial ties with Panama.

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Russia Permits US Carriers to Continue Overflying Its Territory

Russia Permits US Carriers to Continue Overflying Its Territory

US carriers would be able to continue overflying Russian territory after April 19, 2018, the date when the agreement, which governs the number of transit slots, expires.

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ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS

Algerian Military Aircraft IL-76 Crash Leaves 257 Dead

Algerian Military Aircraft IL-76 Crash Leaves 257 Dead

An Algerian military transport plane crashed shortly after taking off from an air base south of the capital, Algiers, killing at least 257 people, according to the Algerian Defense Ministry.

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One Dead after the Engine Explodes on a Southwest Flight

One Dead after the Engine Explodes on a Southwest Flight

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 with 149 people aboard performed an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine exploded causing one fatality.

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Ceiling Panel Falls on Toddler during American Airlines Flight to Dallas

Ceiling Panel Falls on Toddler during American Airlines Flight to Dallas

A mother reported that a ceiling panel and oxygen tank fell on her 1-year-old son during an American Airlines flight from Hong Kong to DFW International Airport.

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AVIATION TRAINING

BAA Training Establishes New Company in Vietnam

BAA Training Establishes New Company in Vietnam

BAA Training, one of the largest aviation training centres in Northern Europe, has announced the establishment of a new company in Vietnam – BAA Training Vietnam which is to operate a training centre of 4 full flight simulators and Ab Initio flight school by 2023.

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American Airlines to Recruit Next Generation of Pilots

American Airlines to Recruit Next Generation of Pilots

American Airlines launches a training program to help future aviators receive the training, financing and mentoring opportunities.

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CAE to Train Airbus A330/A350 Pilots for Virgin Atlantic Airways

CAE to Train Airbus A330/A350 Pilots for Virgin Atlantic Airways

CAE announced the signature of an exclusive long-term Airbus A330 and A350 pilot training contract with Virgin Atlantic Airways.

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