By Anton Tisov Thursday, November 8, 2012
FL Technics Jets, a global provider of integrated maintenance, repair and overhaul solutions for business aviation, is celebrating a one year anniversary since receiving its first business jet in autumn 2011.Preparing for the colder months: a winter of opportunity for pilots?
By Ernesta Karalien? Thursday, November 1, 2012
For contractual pilots, the seasonality of the airline industry continues to hold bearing on the number of flying jobs available. Indeed, the onset of winter often heralds significant hardship for jobless pilots as airlines roll back their operations and charter companies dismiss unneeded staff. Moreover, last February marked a winter of discontent for European carriers, with the culmination of ongoing financial difficulties resulting in the collapse of both Malév and Spanair, amid wider industry losses and cut backs. However, despite the slower growth profile customary for European carriers over the colder months, the experts at AviationCV point out this doesn’t necessarily mean reduced opportunities for out-of-work pilots.FL Technics signs engineering support agreement with Ariana Afghan Airlines
By Anton Tisov Monday, October 29, 2012
FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has signed a three-year Engineering Support agreement with the Afghani national air carrier Ariana Afghan Airlines. FL Technics will provide comprehensive engineering services to the airlines’ four Boeing 737 aircraft.The fate of the 737 Classics – Slimmer prospects for pilots in Europe?
By Ernesta Karalien? Friday, October 26, 2012
Increasingly fewer Boeing 737 Classics are taking to the skies as airlines in the EU strive for enhanced efficiency and compliance with stricter noise regulations. Facilitating this are downward pressures on new-build prices as both Airbus and Boeing seek to procure greater market share. Moreover, an accepted reduction in the useful service life of single-aisle jetliners (from 35 to 20 years) questions their ongoing viability. While the European air transport industry itself continues to expand, the prospects for newly rated 737CL pilots remain undetermined. Indeed, carriers are already phasing out the once ubiquitous 737 Classic (-300/-400/-500 series), in favour of the benefits afforded by the more modern 737NG and Airbus A320 variants, with the latter taking notably higher ground.Older business jets – same performance, different money
By Anton Tisov Thursday, October 4, 2012
It is widely considered that acquiring a new aircraft is always the best decision, since freshly manufactured jets might be more reliable and cheaper to maintain. Unfortunately, such a notion may prove to be quite misleading, as the newness of an aircraft doesn’t necessarily indicate higher performance. Some owners often fail to realize that obtaining an unused, brand new aircraft in many cases is nothing but an unjustified luxury and money-spending.Investing in the qualification of current employees
By Ernesta Karalien? Tuesday, September 18, 2012
For several years the global industry experts have been observing the intensifying fleet renewals and re-typing around the world. Complementing the process, the two major aircraft manufacturers have introduced new types of airplanes - Boeing 787, 747-8 and Airbus A380. The situation naturally urges airlines, maintenance organizations and supervising authorities to look for qualified personnel that would possess the competences required to serve, supervise and certify aircraft types, newly introduced to the fleet. Investing in the qualification of current employees might be one of the alternatives to employing additional manpower.Small Planet Airlines rejoices at a 43% increase in revenue during the first six months of 2012
By Ernesta Karalien? Monday, September 10, 2012
Compared to the same period last year, the revenue recorded by Small Planet Airlines, which operates in three markets, was 43% higher in the first half of 2012.
‘Such great half-yearly results clearly indicate that our expansion strategy has proven to be very effective in significantly increasing the scope of our operations and driving us towards achieving our key objectives.
By Ernesta Karalien? Thursday, September 6, 2012
Recientemente Aeroméxico – ha anunciado su planeación en adquirir 100 Boeing 737-8 MAX y Boeing 787-9, en adición Dreamliners ha ordenado previamente 19 aeronaves Boeing y 10 Embraer. El grupo de aerolíneas LATAM, el cual actualmente ha mantenido una considerable flota por encima de 300 aeronaves, ha anunciado que invertirá entre el año 2012 y 2014 $7,870 billones de dólares en renovación de su flota. Mientras tanto, la IATA reportó un 5.7% de demanda de un crecimiento en América Latina por vuelos internacionales en Julio, el cual es el segundo rango más alto que se ha obtenido en el mundo.Avia Solutions Group launches the construction of a new MRO Centre in Ulyanovsk, Russia
By Ernesta Karalien? Thursday, August 23, 2012
FL Technics Ulyanovsk, a subsidiary of the international aviation service provider Avia Solutions Group, has officially launched the construction of the new aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul centre at the Port Special Economic Zone (PSEZ) in Ulyanovsk, Russia. FL Technics Ulyanovsk is the first resident company at the PSEZ to begin the construction of a major infrastructural project in the Ulyanovsk-Vostochny airport.Pilots should take the initiative in achieving their career goals
By Anton Tisov Wednesday, August 22, 2012
For some time now aviation industry experts have been observing a continuous development of the global airline fleet leading to the increasing demand for pilots thus naturally expending the shortage of skilful pilots even more. However, one of the ways of improving the situation is assisting already licensed pilots with getting the required experience which would grant them the access to the commercial airline job market.