Training to Become an Airline Pilot in the 21st Century

Intersted in becoming an airline pilot? Find out more information about flight schools at www.learn-to-fly.eu The basis of this article is to provide an insight to one person's views on training to become an airline pilot, in Europe, during the 21st century. I don't think I will ever get bored of…

Thinking Outside the Plane: Aerospace Companies with Non-Aviation Departments

While many corporations have found success in the aviation sector, by building everything from engines to aircraft, others have ventured further or have found ways to better other transportation sectors. For this story, stay grounded as we look at some popular aviation companies and their ability to advance other industries.…

Aviation in Iceland: From Rock Bottom to Revolutionized

A few years might seem like a short timeframe for rapid change, but Iceland's aviation companies have gone from struggles for survival to success in just eight years. These companies, much like the people who inhabited the island years ago, must yet again adapt to their new uncharted waters. Iceland’s recession in 2008 was…

A Lesson on the Importance of Crew Resource Management

On Dec. 28, 1978, United flight 173 was approaching Portland after an evening flight from Denver. The Douglas DC-8 was operated by an experienced flight crew with a combined total of over 35,000 flight hours between the three. As the crew lowered the landing gear for their approach, a loud…

Rehabilitating and Rebuilding Iraq’s Flag Carrier

Following the war in Iraq, national flag carrier Iraqi Airways was left with a war torn country and a fleet that showed its age. The carrier has seen their fleet of 17 fixed wing aircraft become grounded during the Invasion of Kuwait. Outside of a few domestic routes and pilgrimage…

How Airlines Can Prevent Upsetting System Outages

Delta Air Lines, British Airways, and Southwest Airlines all experienced devastating, costly, and upsetting delays over the past several years. This past summer, airlines expected to see one of the busiest travel seasons in history. When that proved true, they tried to be as prepared as possible. Many of their…

How Some Asian Airlines Play “The Name Game”

This is part six of “The Name Game” series. For earlier parts, check out Part One,  Part Two, Part Three, Part Four and Part Five covering other major regions around the world.  No two aircraft are alike, and while every carrier can showcase this fact by slapping a registration number on the…

A Touch of Class: Taking a Look at Hainan Airlines’…

Hainan Airlines made their presence in Manchester back in June 2016 with four times per week services to Beijing using their Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Six months later, the airline and Manchester Airport invited us back to discover their product on a more in-depth basis. On this occasion, the airline sent…

Merger Mishap: The TWA – American Merger 15 Years Later

December 1, 2001 was the last official day of operation for one of America’s most historic carriers, Trans World Airlines. After years of mixed results, ranging from the buildup of a European network to numerous bankruptcies, the airline was acquired by American Airlines. Initial results proved dismal, as poor planning…