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Pilot fatigue: can you beat your body clock?

2019-04-30

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...

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

2019-03-26

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...

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Language of the sky

2019-02-25

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”...

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Type Rating – the Holy Grail of Professional Pilot

Every aspiring pilot needs to know about type rating. Simply put, you will need to get type rated on the aircraft you are going to operate for your future employer. Probably, you already know, that training and obtaining a licence by accumulating flying hours is necessary to become a pilot. After taking these steps you can operate a single engine aircraft. However, a type rating is a must in order to operate any aircraft over 5,700 kg. So, what is a type rating? Type Rating is just like a Driving Licence for a Very Specific Car Imagine getting a driving licence for...

How to prepare for your first solo flight

How to Prepare for Your First Solo Flight?

2019-01-28

If you have ever wanted to become a pilot, you probably have heard about the most exciting part of this process – the first solo flight. It consists of the pilot successfully completing a take-off, a circuit pattern and a safe landing, without anyone else in the aircraft (not even a flight instructor). Importance of Your First Solo Flight Probably, a solo flight is one of the most important and memorable days for a pilot. It is quite natural that all the pilots feel some panic when this moment arrives. In fact, a first solo flight is a proof your instructor is...

Different Type for Different Region

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...

Avia Solutions Group news overview

European business aviation company KlasJet extended its fleet with three Boeing 737-500s. Growth of the fleet is one of the cornerstones of KlasJet’s strategic goals in 2019. New aircraft enable the company to further extend bespoke services and experiences, tailored to sophisticated customer’s needs. Expansion is set to continue in 2019 with plans to purchase four more Boeings....

TOP 10 Christmas Gifts for Pilots

2018-12-19

Everyone knows, it’s quite hard to surprise a pilot and the biggest challenge comes while choosing a Christmas gift which would appeal to those „high flyers“. If you really want to find a creative and practical gift for an aviation enthusiast, you've come to the right place! From aviation-themed socks to an ultra-smart gadget, these are the gifts for every budget that would appeal to every aviation geek.   1. Bose A20 Aviation Headset If you want to make a pilot’s navigation procedure more pleasant and your Christmas budget is of no concern, then this aviation headset is a perfect gift for a...

Flight Dispatcher - aviation expert behind the scenes

Flight Dispatcher – aviation expert behind the scenes

If you ask people about air travel, you would realize that most of them think that while flying they are in the hands of the pilot. Do you tend to think in the same way? Well, the truth lies in the fact that any flight crew cannot fly without a team of people on the ground. This team works in the flight operation center and keeps an eye on every step of your flight. When you hear a pilot’s announcement about the route change to avoid a storm cloud, probably, this decision was not made by the pilot in the...

BAA Training / ASG News Overview

BAA Training BAA Training announces receiving the second of the two additional full flight simulators acquired in 2018. Airbus A320 FFS has already been assembled and is ready for training at BAA Training headquarters in Vilnius. With the current addition, the aviation training academy doubles its type rating training capabilities as it operates 4 full flight simulators in total. Together with the building and new equipment, BAA Training has invested up to 23 M Euros into type rating training in 2018. BAA Training has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) announcing the start of...