Indian Pilots and the PPC

Indian airlines currently have almost 350 commercial pilots flying the skies with lapsed or invalid licences due to their failure to to renew their pilot’s proficiency check – PPC. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is now contemplating action against the heads of training department of these airlines, while … Continue reading

How can they lose an airplane?

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 resumed this week with three ships combing a remote region of the Indian Ocean off the western coast of Australia. Meanwhile, the NTSB – National Transportation Safety Board gathered in Washington with aviation experts from around the world to discuss ways of improving … Continue reading

A350 XWB at One Step to Win Certification

  The Airbus A350 XWB is expecting to win European certification next Tuesday, according to the manufacturer. This approval will allow Airbus newest wide-body jetliner to enter service once the first production model has been tested and delivered to launch customer Qatar Airways, which the companies expect to happen in … Continue reading

Twin Otter Accident in Papua New Guinea.

A Hevilift Twin Otter, on a flight from Woitape in Goilala district to Port Moresby, carrying nine people crashed today near Mount Lawes, about 20 kilometres north of the capital Port Moresby, PNG. Hevilift has confirmed the pilot, of australian nationality, his co-pilot and one passenger, both of whom were … Continue reading

A350 XWB takes centre stage at Istanbul airshow 2014

The A350 XWB test aircraft MSN5 will fly to Turkey for the first time ever and be the star of Airbus’ presence at the 10th Istanbul airshow between September 25th-28th 2014 at Istanbul Ataturk airport. The A350 XWB will arrive on September 25th and be open to media and airline … Continue reading

Moscow wants report on UN role in probing MH17 crash

Russia’s U.N. ambassador says Ukrainian rebels and the Russian government were blamed for involvement in the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jet in July without any proof as part of “an information war.” Vitaly Churkin told the U.N. Security Council Friday that the only way a transparent and objective international … Continue reading

FAA – Mitigating the Risks of a Runway Overrun.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released last Thursday an advisory circular directed to point the necessity of focused training of flight crews to prevent runway overrun events. Information gathered by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reveals that runway overruns during the landing phase of flight … Continue reading

Jet Blue A320 Fire Indication and Smoke in Cabin

A Jetblue Airbus A320-200, flight B6-1416 from Long Beach,CA to Austin,TX (USA) with 142 passengers and 5 crew, was climbing out of Long Beach’s runway 30 when the crew reported a fire indication for the right engine, stopped the climb at 9000 feet and returned to Long Beach for landing … Continue reading

ICAO Joint Statement on Ebola Virus Disease

18 August 2014 – The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013. This outbreak now involves community transmission in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and recently an ill traveler from Liberia infected a small number of people in Nigeria with whom he had direct contact. … Continue reading

Migrate to Asia? Boeing Projects Asia-Pacific Region To Lead the Need to Pilots and Technicians

Boeing projects the Asia Pacific region’s demand for new commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians over the next 20 years will be 39 percent of the global need for new airline personnel. The manufacturer projects a requirement for 216,000 new commercial airline pilots and 224,000 new technicians in the Asia … Continue reading

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