Pilot Training: Making Flying Safer

Pilot Training: Making Flying Safer

2019-10-01

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...

Wizz Air Heads Towards Major Goals Through Lowest Fares in Europe

2019-09-30

Most European passengers associate Wizz Air with low fares and popular destinations. And for a reason. Wizz Air revealed targeting an ambitious growth plan, dubbed W300.  Wizz Air is one of the biggest and, at the same time, one of the fastest growing low-cost carriers in Europe. The airline was established in 2004 and through its launch year succeeded in carrying 0.7 million passengers. Now, after 15 years of operations, Wizz Air serves 700+ routes to 151 destinations and by the end of 2019 targets to have 40 million travellers carried by their distinctive Airbus aircraft. Wizz Air competes with the biggest carriers in Europe and there is no...

BAA Training Vietnam Certificate

New Aviation Training Centre in Vietnam is Ready to Train Pilots

2019-09-19

BAA Training Vietnam, brand new aviation training centre, announces being officially ready for training, as the training centre receives Approved Training Organization (ATO) status and the first Airbus A320 full flight simulator is fully assembled and approved by the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam. BAA Training Vietnam as a branch of BAA Training, one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe, has been established to assist region with the high quality aviation training. Currently it offers an exclusive Airbus A320 type rating training as it is one of the first training providers in the region to add...

Which Airlines Are Still Flying Iconic Airbus A380?

2019-08-29

The Airbus A380. The superjumbo. The giant. The icon of modern aviation. Whatever you call it, it is still world’s biggest commercial aircraft ever built. It is an eye-catching flying object for those not related to aviation. It is a breathtaking experience for ordinary flyers travelling with the A380. It is a spectacular view for those wandering around the airport looking for the right gate. It is a remedy for the lens of passionate planespotters. It is a dream for the majority of pilots and flight attendants. Even if you are someone who fancies Boeing 747 “Queen of the Skies” more, I...

Airbus Turns 50

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

2019-08-26

“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...

A320: From CEO to NEO

A320: From CEO to NEO

2019-07-30

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...

Being an MPL pilot at Avion Express

2019-07-29

Avion Express, the largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world, has recently announced the launch of MPL training program by signing the partnership agreement with BAA Training, one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe. Today we are talking to Stasys Viltrakis, Vice President Flight Operations at Avion Express. Mr. Viltrakis will help us to get into some details regarding the requirements for an MPL candidate, find out the main values and sneak a look at the future plans of Avion Express. How was the need for MPL training born? The global airline industry is growing rapidly due to...

Radical New Aircraft ‘Flying-V’. What Is It?

2019-06-26

Attempts to make aviation more sustainable are endless. It is even hard to recount how many ideas and concepts were presented to the world of aviation. Electric aircraft, solar-powered aircraft, planes run by aviation biofuel. One of the recent entrants onto the stage of innovative solutions for sustainable aviation is the ‘Flying-V‘ concept. It is not only about the ways to power aircraft, it is also about a wholly new and radical aircraft design. Possibly, the design which might lay the foundations for planes of the future. Especially for the widebody planes flying on long-haul flights. Where is Flying-V from? The bold move comes from Europe....

Distance Learning – the Source of Knowledge in Your Pocket

2019-06-25

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...

Pilot-hungry airlines struggle with global pilot shortage

2019-05-27

Airlines are facing an increasing pilot shortage worldwide. As a result, they are grounding the aircraft and cancelling flights around the globe. What is the real situation? IndiGo, which is India’s largest passenger airline, grounded 10 Airbus A320-neo aircraft and cancels 30 flights per day due to several reasons including pilot shortage. In addition to this, the number of cancelled domestic flights in Australia reached 10,808 last year. Flybe, European regional airline based in England, cancelled 10 flights at the beginning of April. Therefore, at the same time low-cost airline Ryanair, which operates over 1,800 routes and owns a fleet of...