2016 weren’t easy for airlines around the globe that continue to struggle with ways of finding pilots to fill cockpit seats. 2017 is expected to be an even more pressing year, as Boeing, Airbus and other manufacturers keep accelerating their production, while the already small pool of qualified FOs and PICs grows at a significantly slower pace....Read more
Whether you are an aviation student, a flight instructor or just a tech-savvy aviator, it is important to follow trends in technology. As there’s always something new on the horizon, the following trends in technology can impact your business growth or introduce new methods of studying. Thus, the IT professionals from aviation training...Read more
Embraer Executive Jets delivered 63 Phenom 300 light jets in 2016, the highest volume of any business jet model for the year, according to a report made by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). This is the fourth consecutive year that the Phenom 300 achieves this mark, and it has accumulated 266 deliveries since 2013. “We...Read more
When the no. 1 A320 performed its maiden flight 30 years ago today, few could have predicted how this single-aisle jetliner would transform the air transport industry – and Airbus itself. The A320’s initial liftoff, performed from France’s Toulouse-Blagnac Airport adjacent to Airbus headquarters, opened new standards with the...Read more
How important is the age factor in the pilot’s career one may ask oneself. Two aspects are important at this point. The legal age to start your training and get a pilot’s licence tempts the beginners that dream about a career in aviation. On the other hand, strict age restrictions define when it is a time to finish your pilot’s...Read more
After the inauguration of the Sapphire Pegasus Award during a fabulous Gala Event in Prague, we sat down with Antonia Lukacinova to find out how it all came about. Antonia, the CEO of Media Tribune marketing communications agency is the brainchild of the Award and has worked tirelessly and determinedly to conceive this act and bring it to the...Read more
Gareth Danker, Director of Sales and Marketing at Euro Jet, one of the world’s leading provider of flight and ground support services, recently took time to share with AVIATION Times his view of business aviation in central Europe. European business aviation growth has remained relatively static in recent years, what would you suggest as...Read more
“The belief that business aviation is purely an exclusive and luxury driven way of traveling is changing in a global basis. We see this as an increasing trend,” thinks José Eduardo Costas, Head of Sales for Pre Owned Aircraft from Embraer Executive Jets. Three quarters of the 2016 are over and we were talking how Jose Eduardo sees European...Read more
As CEPA EXPO 2016 was brought to a close delegates reflected on an incredible three days of events, presentations and workshops of the highest quality. More than 150 delegates attended CEPA EXPO 2016 and witnessed some of the most forward looking presentations seen at the event so far. Proceedings got underway on Tuesday with the brand new...Read more
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced it has sold the last Gulfstream G150, marking the end of the mid-size aircraft's more than 10-year production run. The final G150 will be delivered to a customer in mid-2017. “The G150 has had a distinguished history, spanning more than a decade,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream, “and it remains...Read more
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently named Matthew Murphy regional vice president of Sales for Mexico and Central America. He reports to Fabio Rebello, regional senior vice president, International Sales, Florida and Latin America. Murphy is responsible for aircraft sales to new and existing customers in Mexico and Central America. He will...Read more
Cessna Aircraft Company announced that it has recently delivered the 5,000th Citation light business jet, a Citation M2, to Helitrip Charter LLP, which is leasing the aircraft to Catreus Ltd., an established charter operator based in the U.K. This milestone demonstrates Textron Aviation’s leadership in the light jet segment. To celebrate...Read more
Airbus welcomes the climate agreement reached by governments at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada, October 5th. The agreement puts in place the world’s first Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). This represents a key pillar in the aviation industry's climate action...Read more
When Airbus’ Beluga XL oversize cargo airlifter enters service, it will have the same visual appeal as its well-loved predecessor – the A300-600ST Super Transporter, more commonly known as the Beluga ST – thanks to the design of its nose and main cargo door. The whale-like face that earned the original Beluga its nickname is iconic –...Read more
Russian Helicopters has announced its CEO Alexander Mikheev’s contract extension until 2021. The decision was made on September 27, 2016 at the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of Russian Helicopters. “During the three years under Alexander Mikheev’s guidance, Russian Helicopters has shown constant growth of all key financial...Read more
2016 weren’t easy for airlines around the globe that continue to struggle with ways of finding pilots to fill cockpit seats. 2017 is expected to be an even more pressing year, as Boeing, Airbus and other manufacturers keep accelerating their production, while the already small pool of qualified FOs and PICs grows at a significantly slower pace....
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