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United Airlines’ top pilot has a lot to say about perceived pilot shortage

United Airlines Capt. Todd Insler, head of the Chicago-based airline's powerful pilots union, is upset about what he would undoubtedly classify as "fake news" about the nation's airline industry — namely all the talk in recent months about an alleged shortage of commercial airline pilots in the United States. The ...

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Boeing expands pilot training network

Would you fly in a pilotless commercial plane if it meant a cheaper airline ticket?

The world’s aviation industry will need to train and deploy more than 600,000 new pilots over the next 20 years. But, then again, the industry might be operating fleets of commercial jets flown by remote control. Those are the seemingly contradictory outlooks described in separate reports by aerospace giant Boeing and Swiss banking powerhouse UBS…
Japan Airlines Flight 123

Relatives gather to mark anniversary of 1985 JAL disaster

Relatives of the victims of the 1985 Japan Airlines jetliner crash on Saturday commemorated the 32nd anniversary of the world’s deadliest single-aircraft accident that claimed the lives of 520 crew and passengers. Relatives climbed to the Boeing 747’s crash site on Osutaka Ridge in Gunma Prefecture to mourn their loved ones lost in the accident.…
India Aviator Family

Aviator family’s 100 years of flights together

Crisp whites, peak caps, flight bags, four stripes on their shoulders and the love for flying are the constants for three generations of Bhasins. Five members of the family have nearly 100 years of flying between them. The grandfather and the pioneer in the family, Captain Jai Dev Bhasin, was among the first seven pilots…
Singapore Airlines Airbus A380

Singapore Airlines’ new Airbus A380 may not fly until early 2018

Singapore Airlines’ newest Airbus A380s – with all-new first class suites and business class seats – might not begin flying until as late as March 2018, the airline has confirmed to Australian Business Traveller . The superjumbo was previously hoped to take wing in October 2017, in time to mark the 10th anniversary of the…
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Boeing expects India to be a $290 billion market over next 20 yrs

Boeing is predicting India’s civil aviation market will need 2,100 new airplanes over the next 20 years, creating a $290 billion opportunity for jet makers. Chicago-based Boeing released the new numbers as part of its annual current market outlook for India during a recent aerospace briefing in Delhi. “Commercial aerospace demand in India continues to…
Airbus Mobile Alabama

First U.S. Built A320 Takes Flight from Mobile

Another important milestone for the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile took place Tuesday morning. Photo Courtesy: Airbus Photo Courtesy: Airbus The first flight of the first A320 to be produced in the U.S. flew for the first time from Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley this morning says Airbus in a press release. The flight lasted…
Iran Air Photo

Iran selecting financiers for 200 jets: New Iran Air CEO

Iran is in the process of selecting financiers for the purchase of 200 new passenger aircraft from among many domestic and foreign companies which have submitted their proposals to Iran Air, the new CEO of the national airline Farzaneh Sharafbafi said Tuesday. Sharafbafi became the first Iranian woman in July to take the helm at…
Air Canada Near Miss

‘Important’ evidence erased after Air Canada jet’s near miss at San Francisco airport

The cockpit voice recording from an Air Canada flight that nearly collided with several planes on a busy taxiway at San Francisco International Airport in July has been erased and experts say it could have been critical to the investigation. The National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement released August 2 that the incident…
Boeing expands pilot training network

Would you fly in a pilotless commercial plane if it meant a cheaper airline ticket?

The world’s aviation industry will need to train and deploy more than 600,000 new pilots over the next 20 years. But, then again, the industry might be operating fleets of commercial jets flown by remote control. Those are the seemingly contradictory outlooks described in separate reports by aerospace giant Boeing and Swiss banking powerhouse UBS…
Japan Airlines Flight 123

Relatives gather to mark anniversary of 1985 JAL disaster

Relatives of the victims of the 1985 Japan Airlines jetliner crash on Saturday commemorated the 32nd anniversary of the world’s deadliest single-aircraft accident that claimed the lives of 520 crew and passengers. Relatives climbed to the Boeing 747’s crash site on Osutaka Ridge in Gunma Prefecture to mourn their loved ones lost in the accident.…

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Would you fly in a pilotless commercial plane if it meant a cheaper airline ticket?

By airnationcrew | August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The world’s aviation industry will need to train and deploy more than 600,000 new pilots over the next 20 years. But, then again, the industry might be operating fleets of commercial jets flown by remote control. Those are the seemingly contradictory outlooks described in separate reports by aerospace giant Boeing and Swiss banking powerhouse UBS…

Thanks to Climate Change: Heat Waves Will Keep Ground Planes

By airnationcrew | July 19, 2017 | 2 Comments

Last month, Phoenix enduring a blistering heat wave , with temperatures so high that airport officials had to cancel dozens of flights. The reason was two-fold. First off, some jet engines risk catching on fire in extreme heat. And when air gets hot, it expands and becomes less dense—so an airplane’s wings can’t generate enough…

Flight Innovation – Airbus

By airnationcrew | July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pilotless aircraft, flying electric vehicles and bespoke air cabins are the future of flight, Airbus said yesterday. Paul Eremenko, the European plane-maker’s chief technological officer, painted a picture of skies buzzing with new flight forms at the RISE tech conference held in Hong Kong. Airbus is already testing out what it calls a “module” cabin…

Airbus A380 superjumbo could be even larger, with bigger wings

By airnationcrew | June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Airbus A380 superjumbo may sprout extended wings as the European manufacturer intensifies studies into the addition of curved extensions aimed at reducing drag and boosting efficiency. The so-called winglets, which on the A380 would each measure as much as 5 meters, could reduce fuel burn by up to 4 percent by dissipating the vortexes…

Boeing Announces Study for Self-Flying Airliners

By airnationcrew | June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Boeing has announced that it is going to begin studying autonomous flying technologies that could eventually be implemented in passenger airliners, according to Reuters . “The basic building blocks of the technology clearly are available,” said Mike Sinnett, Boeing‘s vice president of product development. The announcement comes a week and a half before the annual…

Russia squares up to Boeing and Airbus with maiden flight of jet

By airnationcrew | May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Irkut Corporation/EPA carried out the maiden flight of its new MS-21 medium-range passenger aircraft on Sunday, its first post-Soviet foray into production of a mainline commercial aircraft which it hopes will rival those of its western competitors. In a surprise statement, manufacturer Irkut Corporation and its state-controlled parent company United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said an…

No-one mentions elephant in sky in ‘new’ Aerion SST ‘development’

By airnationcrew | May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The main disappointment of the week when it comes to aviation advances was the half-baked reporting of claimed ‘assistance’ for the very long running Aerion as2 supersonic corporate jet ‘successor’ to the defunct Concorde from the engine designer and maker GE.  Even Bloomberg went soft on this. In this report it says the as2 is…

Rolls-Royce Wants to Put Its Engines in the Boeing 797

By airnationcrew | May 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

U.K. engine maker targeting position on new mid-market jet CEO East says no ambition as yet to seek partner for project Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc will bid to power a new short-haul jetliner being designed by Boeing Co. as the U.K. engine maker seeks to re-enter a market it quit in 2011. Rolls is preparing a…

A flying car you will actually be able to buy this year

By airnationcrew | April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for over a million dollars you too can soon fly around in a car. A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday its version of a flying car, a light-framed plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect, and is boosted by a hybrid engine…

The hybrid plane : Boeing and JetBlue back hybrid-electric craft

By airnationcrew | April 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Boeing and JetBlue have turned their sights to hybrid-electric planes. The two aviation giants revealed this week that they are investing in a little-known company called Zunum Aero , a startup developing alternative propulsion aircraft. Zunum is working to build 10-50 seat planes that ‘sip fuel only when they have to,’ and the firm claims…

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Beijing New Airport Terminal Building 1 - Zaha Hadid

Plans for world’s largest airport terminal – Zaha Hadid

China currently boasts the world’s largest building, could soon be home to the world’s tallest pair of towers, and according to Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), we will soon be able to add an airport passenger terminal to the list. The firm has unveiled plans for its Beijing New Airport Terminal Building, which it says will…
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Istanbul Airport

Istanbul New Airport terminal construction 95 pct complete

The countdown for the opening of Istanbul’s third airport, known as Istanbul New Airport, has started. About 95 percent of the construction of the terminal building has been completed; elevators and escalators have been installed in some sections and installation of the facade and roof has commenced. The rough construction of the Air Traffic Control…
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Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar

Skytrax World’s Best Airport Award

In news that should come as little surprise to global air travelers, Singapore’s done it again. For the fifth year in a row the city-state’s Changi Airport has been named “world’s best airport” at the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards. The awards, announced during a ceremony in Amsterdam on March 14, are based on millions…
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News About Pilots

India Aviator Family

Aviator family’s 100 years of flights together

Crisp whites, peak caps, flight bags, four stripes on their shoulders and the love for flying are the constants for three generations of Bhasins. Five members of the family have nearly 100 years of flying between them. The grandfather and the pioneer in the family, Captain Jai Dev Bhasin, was among the first seven pilots…
Emirates Airbus A380

Pilot praised after avoiding mid-air collision

A pilot has been praised for helping avert a mid-air collision between two passenger jets that could have led to the death of hundreds of people. An Emirates Airbus A380, flying from Dubai to Mauritius last Friday, had been cleared to descend to 38,000 feet by Air Traffic Control on its approach to the Indian…
Captain Anny Divya - Joungest woman to fly Boeing 777

World’s Youngest Woman Commander To Fly A Boeing 777, Captain Anny Divya Is Making India Proud

When other kids of her age were pursuing conventional professions like engineering and medicine, Anny Divya told her parents that she wished to become a pilot. Unlike most people from smaller towns with a conservative attitude towards their daughters, Anny’s parents supported her at every step. Today, 30-year-old Captain Anny Divya is the youngest woman…