Inside United’s New $10 Million Arizona Flight School

United officially opened its new Phoenix, Ariz.-area flight school, dubbed the United Aviate Academy (UAA), this week amid an ongoing pilot shortage. The airline becomes the only U.S. carrier to wholly own and operate its own flight school. At 340,000 square feet and valued at $10 million, the newly-leased facility…

‘Pilots Hire Pilots Here:’ Avelo COO Discusses New Hire Pay…

The U.S. airline industry is currently bracing for the ongoing shortage of pilots, as several carriers race to find their own solutions and incentives to prevent the issue from disrupting daily flight operations and route networks. On Thursday, in its attempt to attract new crewmembers and expand its team,  Avelo…

Omicron Hits Aeromexico, Cancels More Than 260 Flights in Four…

Aeromexico canceled more than 260 flights from Jan. 6-10 due to a highly contagious outbreak of Covid-19 that has spread amongst its pilots and flight attendants. According to the Mexican government's Consumer Protection Office (PROFECO) who provided the statistic, a high number of crew members on the sick list has…

British Airways Adds Subsidiary to Restructure Short-Haul Operations

The recovery of the aviation industry from the effects of the pandemic is contingent on multiple factors including government restrictions on travel, vaccination rates and individual airlines’ abilities to adapt to the new environment. This week the Wall Street Journal reported that British Airways’ parent company International Airlines Group (IAG)…

Delta Air Lines Looking to Hire More Pilots By Next…

With this summer showing that leisure travel in the U.S continues to promise steady progress towards a return to pre-Covid volume levels – having screen over two million air travelers as of this past Sunday – and it is also noted that more business travelers are looking to cross different…

Qantas Unveils Locations For New Crew Training Facilities

The COVID-19 catastrophe has forced airlines to reevaluate and make changes to current route networks, fleets and flight schedules to accommodate fluctuating travel demand. The ongoing dilemma also led airlines to furlough thousands of crew members worldwide. Even still, Qantas Airlines — an airline that has fared better than carriers…

Singapore Airlines Group Operates Flights with Fully-Vaccinated Crew

Singapore Airlines, its sister airline SilkAir and its low-cost subsidiary Scoot — all representing the passenger contingent of the Singapore Airlines Group — have become some of the first airlines in the world to operate flights with a fully-vaccinated onboard crew of pilots and flight attendants, the latest step in…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 32: An Industry Reeling

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Overcast or through our distributor, Anchor.…

Breaking the Nutrition Barrier: How Nutritionists Help Pilots Overcome One…

Even for those that don’t fly for a living, maintaining a healthy nutritional balance can be difficult. Add in the hectic schedule, often unusual hours and general pressures of flying, and the challenge becomes exponentially greater. One dietitian is stepping up to help pilots successfully handle the challenge of balancing…