27 Sep

Cadet pilot program as a measure against pilot shortage

Recently the aviation industry has been actively confronting an increasing pilot shortage which is likely to exist in the future as well. The Boeing and Airbus predict that 617,000 new pilots will be needed by 2035. This phenomenon is influenced by several factors like a global aviation growth, the airplane technologies advancement, and massive expansion of low cost /ultra-low-cost airlines across the globe. Also, low oil prices are increasing airline profits at the moment giving the opportunity to enlarge the fleet. Therefore, the airlines are trying to solve the pilot shortage problem by investing in partnership with flight training academies,...

29 Aug

Commercial Drones – a New Page in the World of Labour

The rapidly globalizing world is dramatically accelerating the pace of various innovations occurring within all the spheres possible, and drones are not left aside. Before entering the commercial world, UAVs were mainly engaged in the military sector. Most probably particularly this served the reason for the whole issue of drones being faded into a relative obscurity for such a long time. Nevertheless, recently the mystery surrounding drones has been cleared up and they have confidently entered into the phase of their major technological development. Therefore, fundamental changes are reflected not only in new and extraordinary designs available. The way drones are used for...

25 Jul

Aviation industry – prospects and opportunities

Discussions about a pilot shortage in the future have started a long time ago. However, none of the actions have been taken ever since. The economic crisis disrupted the markets of the world in 2008; hence causing an international panic. Consequences were not in favor of aviation enthusiasts.  It is not a secret that the aviation industry experiences ups and downs all the time. Cadet programs were closed because of the economic collapse  subsequently reducing the expectations and making wrong impressions that a need for pilots in the aviation sector will go down in the nearest future. Pilots’ pool will not...

26 May

UAVs threat: how to stop the mess in civil aviation?

Unmanned aircraft fever is one the biggest phenomenon today. Starting with a civil sector and the UAVs usage for personal purposes to the huge military industry where drones play a tremendous role lately. The scope of the spreading fever is evidently changing not only our daily lives, different business fields, but also the landscape of the aviation itself. So how does UAVs impact the civil aviation? And what actions are taken to ensure the airspace safety? Are the threats real? Let’s take an example from the recent events - Heathrow incident. The British Airways aircraft (Airbus A320) was approaching the Heathrow airport...

29 Feb

Geographical student expansion changes the face of the academy

The end of February marked the beginning of Ab Initio ATPL Integrated and PPL license training courses for the new group of students at BAA Training. European standard flight training school welcomed a very multicultural group that is comprised of students from New Zealand, Bulgaria, France, Taiwan, Iran, Latvia, and the Netherlands. The age of the students range from 18 to 44 years and they all arrived to the aviation academy to fulfill their own dreams and goals. This type of geographical student expansion is a positive sign of academy’s growth both quality and market share vise. “We are happy to...

21 Dec

What happened in 2015?

Dear readers, thank you for being with us all this year, reading our stories and opinions. It was really an exciting and full of occurrences year for aviation. Let’s make a quick review. Accidents Sadly, but this topic should still be discussed, as in 2015 fatal aviation accidents hasn’t been avoided. According to the Aviation Safety Network (http://aviation-safety.net/) data, there have been 170 aviation occurrences in 2015 with 820 fatalities in total, while in 2014 aviation suffered 177 times bringing 1218 fatalities. When talking about the biggest accidents, Germanwings flight 4U9525 departed from Barcelona should be mentioned. Sadly, but it never reached its...

23 Sep

Growing demand for UAVs – new opportunities in the aviation market

If we recently heard a lot about the shortage of IT professionals and the growing demand of them in the market, then, looking from the near future prospective, UAVs’ (also known as drones) market with an increasing demand for its specialists should appear aside. It is estimated, that during a few upcoming years industry will grow in such volumes that we will have to roll up our sleeves in order to keep up. According to the report, published by aviation consulting group "Teal Group” in 2014, the expenditure on a global scale for UAVs is expected to double in the next...

1 Apr

ICAO GATS 2015 addresses the training challenges

Last week representatives of the aviation industry gathered in Ireland. Hosted by the Irish Aviation Administration and Dublin International Aviation Training Academy ICAO Global Aviation and Trainair Plus Symposium gathered attendees from all the continents. Training centers, airlines, airports, consultation companies united by the similar training challenges discussed the role of training functions, financial, regulatory, technological and competencies issues. During the themed conference sessions and workshops attendees discussed possible solutions and shared best practices. While discussing the challenges of aviation training, a great deal of attention has been devoted towards the human resource challenges. According to the Airbus Training, today's technology...

17 Dec

Rules, approvals and regulations. What happened in 2014?

Just like any other year, 2014 has been filled with events that are memorable and influential to the entire industry. It is true that year was filled with a number of devastating accidents and troubling industry occurrences, however this time, let’s look at aviation industry from the point of view of the new regulations, standards, new training approvals, successful launches and take offs. Aircraft that continue to soar… Airbus aircraft manufacturer can mark year 2014 as a successful in terms of the aircraft certifications and first flights. Airbus A350-900 got type certified by EASA and is now officially compliant with the regulatory...

28 Oct

Top 3 ways to improve Ground Handling services

Flawless Ground Handling company is a treasure that every single airline is eagerly trying to find, yet a lot of times face a number of challenges. Most of the time, the challenge list starts with the long and unreasonable waiting times, unprofessional and careless procedure completion, and most importantly, high costs that do not match the service provided. Turnover speed It is not a secret that airlines earn the most when aircraft are spending as much time in the air as possible. In order to achieve the highest return on investment, airlines are looking for the most efficient ground handling companies to...