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Pilot Instructor Career – Why is it Worth Choosing This Career Path?
29 Oct

Pilot Instructor Career – Why is it Worth Choosing This Career Path?

290,000 is the number of currently active pilots worldwide, according to one report on statista.com. Boeing forecasts that more than 804,000 new civil aviation pilots will be needed to fly and meet the market demand. However, while everybody is worried about the pilot shortage, let's take a step back. To prepare a new generation of pilots, the industry has to have a sufficient amount of professional instructors, who are currently already in high demand. So why is it worth becoming an instructor? Get paid to fly Not many people in the world can say they earn their living by pursuing their passion,...

1 Oct

Pilot Training: Making Flying Safer

116 years have passed since the first powered flight was performed by aviation pioneers the Wright brothers, who made the fixed-wing powered flight possible. Since then, aviation has developed into an enormous global industry with more than 225,000 daily flights (record beating number on July 24, 2019). In 2018, 4.3 billion passengers flew safely on 46.1 million flights. Despite the extreme expansion, aviation is the safest type of public transport with continuous improvements in safety.  Human factor mistakes causing flight accidents are not new; however, it took a while for the market to take it into the spotlight. Therefore, aviation training...

Airbus turns 50
26 Aug

Airbus Turns 50: From Idea to World-Wide Aviation Market Leader

“We Make It Fly”, states Airbus as this is the company’s official slogan. It is not only a statement – Airbus lives up to it. This year one of the leaders in designing, manufacturing and delivering aircraft and aerospace products, services and solutions is celebrating their 50th anniversary. It is a perfect occasion for a brief portrait of the company, which has grown into one of the aviation giants globally. It all started with a bold vision It was time just after the Second World War when everyone in Europe aimed to build planes but no company had resources to start plane...

30 Jul

A320: From CEO to NEO

1984 is the year to remember. Every Airbus fan knows the day when the Airbus A320 was launched. Air France was the first Airbus customer to operate this type of aircraft in 1988. A320 family aircraft fly on every continent and it is often a top-choice around the globe from low-cost carriers to full-service airlines due to its flexibility. A320 can take passengers probably anywhere – from short runway urban environments to remote high-altitude airports. Airbus A320 became one of the leading aircraft due to several reasons and one of them is related to the high adoption of advanced solutions. At...

Distance Learning – the Source of Knowledge in Your Pocket
25 Jun

Distance Learning – the Source of Knowledge in Your Pocket

Nowadays, almost everything is readily accessible through smart devices connected to the internet. Learning new content has become just a few finger taps away. Aviation training is not an exception of any other type of learning – pilots, cabin crew, fight dispatchers, aircraft technicians and other aviation professionals can choose distance learning courses to upgrade their qualification and knowledge without spending hours in the training centre classroom. Due to active lifestyle and non-stop travelling this type of studying offers a lot of advantages. What are they? Modern training solutions Today smart deployment of resources is the key to success in the highly...

30 Apr

Pilot fatigue: can you beat your body clock?

The new EASA  (European Aviation Safety Agency ) study on "Effectiveness of Flight Time Limitation (FTL)" revealed that European pilots and cabin crew are experiencing unusually high levels of fatigue. This new study comes at a time where air traffic is growing rapidly and pilots are increasingly being asked to fly up to the limits of what is legally allowed. Moreover, fatigue in Europe’s cockpits has become an every-day and growing reality. It is estimated that pilot fatigue contributes to 15-20% of all fatal air accidents related to human error. Pilot and flight crew fatigue has been a topic of...

World Biggest Engine - Boeing 777X
26 Mar

Sneak Peek at World’s Biggest Engine: Already on Boeing 777X

The long-awaited public debut of Boeing 777X was scheduled for 13 March, 2019. Therefore, in view of tragic events and turbulence that Boeing has been experiencing for the past few weeks, the company decided to postpone the date of public appearance of its newest aircraft. While the aircraft is being “closed” for the public eyes, let’s take a look into what we know about the Boeing 777X. General Electric Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, initiated the development of GE9X in 2013 when it started to look for the ways to produce even a more efficient engine to power both variants...

25 Feb

Language of the sky

The language used in the cockpit sounds technical and only aviation professionals understand it. Pilots communicate with each other and air traffic control in English, regardless of their own native language or any other languages they speak. Aviation English is in some ways a separate language compared to the one spoken on the ground. Therefore, even native English speakers have to learn it. What makes it so special? English for flight safety Aviation English has been the de facto international language of civil aviation since the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recommended English to be universally used for “international aeronautical radiotelephony communications”...

Different Type for Different Region
28 Jan

Different Type for Different Region?

Most probably there won’t be any better time to become a pilot than it is now. “Global air transport network doubles in size at least once every 15 years, and it’s expected to do so again by 2030” says The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). To cater to this meteoric rise in commercial aviation, the industry needs more and more aircraft. Airlines, operating around the globe, order and add new aircraft to meet the growing air traffic demand. Naturally with this growth, the demand for pilots grows too. Are you about to become a pilot and trying to decide where...

26 Nov

Flying Big: To Be a Wide-Body Aircraft Pilot or Not?

Enormous wide-body aircraft take everyone’s attention at the airport. Even pilots are impressed by their size. The majority of them have been dreaming of becoming captains of the wide-body aircraft since they started studying at aviation academy or even before that. The growing demand for passenger flights leads airlines to expand their fleet with the new wide-body aircraft. This means that the wide-body pilot demand is ascending too. Let’s look into the situation in the wide-body aircraft sector and what it means to be a pilot of the wide-body aircraft. Flight demand forecasts International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts 4.2% of annual passenger...