The pilot training system in the United States has remained essentially unchanged for the past 50 or 60 years, with just a few notable exceptions. New technologies have added complexity to the training process, while loss of control accidents have focused everyone on how much we actually did not know about how airplanes fly.
A new dawn for aviation in Saudi Arabia – and a further indication that greater liberalisation in the kingdom is gaining pace – came when CAE and the Saudi National Company of Aviation (SNCA) announced they are to open a new CAE authorised training centre in Damman to train both Saudi and non-Saudi commercial pilots.
As the E190-E2 new generation narrow-body jet approaches certification, Embraer announces some final results from flight tests confirming that the aircraft is better than its original specification and even more efficient than other single aisle aircraft.
Commenting at the Airline Economics Conference in Dublin on Monday, January 22, four of the major carriers, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Dubai-based Emirates, confirmed they will not be hedging fuel bills, despite a recent rise in the cost of oil. For the first time in three years, the global Trent benchmark has risen above US$70.00 a barrel.
The 17th MRO Asia-Pacific exhibition which was held in Singapore two weeks ago provided the opportunity to remind everyone who attended that the region had already become the most significant worldwide market for maintenance, with annual spending of around 20 billion dollars, 30% of worldwide MRO expenditure, according to the figures announced by Richard Brown, representing ICF consultancy agency.