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The generation game

“Find a connection between the DNA of the ground and the air and you’ll find a future we can work on.” So speaks Tom Palmaerts, Trend Chief & Partner of Belgian future thinking consultancy Trendwolves. There is a great gulf between people from Generation Y and those that are actually flying today. The average age […]

A look beyond the horizon

In 1804 daring steam train travellers hurtled through the ether at speeds of 20mph. Later, flag waving men protected the public from early automobiles. So it’s hardly surprising there is fierce opposition to the latest transport breakthrough. Unmanned air vehicles are the 21st century’s unwanted children. They are used as toys, narrowly miss aircraft, and […]

WORKSHOP EASA AIR OPS brush-up

The European Union’s regulations pertaining to the technical requirements and administrative procedures for air operations is having a significant impact on National Aviation Authorities (NAA) and operators alike. In order to demonstrate compliance, all operators must remain EASA – Air Ops certified – an intense and costly process that typically takes up to three days. […]

RUSSIAN WORKSHOP

Sergey S. Iurev and Anastasia Konyukhova of Russia’s National Association of Air Law provide key insights into Russian rules and regulations pertaining to aviation. Although the Air Code of the Russian Federation of 1997 is the main law governing aviation, a large number of other regulations are piled on every year. Already this year 167 […]

PRE-OWNED MARKET

The pre-owned aircraft market is changing. Whereas in the past demand came primarily from the medium and large cabin aircraft, last year this segment posted a double digit decline in value. At least half of this trend can be attributed to the effect of a strong US dollar, although this is only a theory. “What […]

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ON-DEMAND AIR TRANSPORTATION IN CEE

Central and Eastern Europe would benefit greatly from an increased availability of reliable on-demand air transport from light business aircraft (LBA). However, before this can happen, LBAs must achieve a safety record that approaches that of professionally flown two-pilot corporate aircraft and scheduled airlines. The challenge, of course, is that the on-demand business model favours […]

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR ON-DEMAND AIR MOBILITY

According to futurist George Gilder, “chips and software will continue to make great contributions to our lives, but the action is elsewhere”. In particular, he says the action is in the bandwidth. “Bandwidth is exploding, and its abundance is the most important social and economic factor of our time.” Today, Gilder’s prophecies, originally intended for […]

DRONES – NEEDS OF REGULATION

Drones seem to be everywhere – often times where they’re not supposed to be. We regularly read headlines about a near-miss situation where a drone came dangerously close to an aircraft and quick-acting pilots averting catastrophe by disconnecting the autopilot and manually diverting the aircraft. Regardless, just as Smartphones and Facebook started out as niche […]

Wanted: tomorrow’s aviation experts

In the circles of business aviation, one topic that always comes up is the skills shortage. The fear is that fewer and fewer young adults are pursuing a career in aviation, meaning the industry is facing a critical shortage in the skills it needs to remain viable. While others continue only to talk about this […]