Aviation News Update – Week 17th of August

Aviation News Update – Week 17th of August

Every Monday Aviationfly releases the latest Marketplace Request for Proposals, Supplier Directory updates and Aviation Industry news headlines from the previous week. Here is a recap of last week:

  • Aviationfly Marketplace Update - latest Requests for Proposals
    • Aviation company looking for a consultant to build financial model for simulator training center
    • African client is looking for a B737 Classic Full Flight Simulator
    • European client is looking for a B737NG and CRJ Full Flight Simulator
    • African pilot training organisation is looking for an A320 (possibly B737) fixed base simulator
    • African Client is looking for an ERJ 145 Full Flight Simulator
    • African pilot training organisation is looking for multiple Diamond training aircraft
    • African flight training organisation is looking for financing for training fleet expansion (aircraft and simulators)

Aviation Industry News:

  • Aviationfly releases AOC Directory industry collaborative Google Sheet for the Pilot community to assist in the job search
    Aviationfly together with the assistance of Aviation Industry LinkedIn members started putting together a list of all the AOC operators in different countries.
    Link to the AOC Directory here.
  • Australia's Government announces program to resume international students to fly into Australia (Adelaide) again from September
    Up to 300 students from China, Hong Kong and Japan will travel from Singapore into Adelaide before undertaking the standard 14-day hotel quarantine. The initiative is likely to be controversial given a cap on the number of Australians allowed to return home each week, and a ban on anyone bar citizens and permanent residents entering the country. Before the start of the pandemic, there were 500,000 international students in Australia, with many paying up to $30,000 a year to study. Some estimates have put the cost of losing international students at $3 billion to the higher education sector.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Singapore will allow general travel to New Zealand, as well as for students studying overseas from September 1!
    Good news for Flight Training Schools in New Zealand which will target Singaporeans and study routing Asian students through Singapore - similar to Australia program.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • L3Harris Technologies Selected by China Airlines to Provide Suite of Pilot Training Devices to Support A321neo Fleet
    L3Harris Technologies has been selected by Taiwan’s China Airlines to provide a range of pilot training simulators. The agreement includes training devices and avionics that will support the introduction of the airline’s A321neo aircraft fleet. “We are excited to introduce the new range of simulators at our pilot training center,” said Ming-Hui Lai, Vice President of Flight Operations Division, China Airlines. “The new suite of devices will provide a modern, progressive training environment allowing us to utilize the most appropriate device across the training journey.” L3Harris will provide a RealitySeven A320neo Standard 2.1.0 full flight simulator (FFS) to support the introduction of the A321neo aircraft into China Airline’s fleet, the first aircraft of which is due to be delivered in September 2021. The FFS will be joined by an enhanced flat panel trainer and two flight management system trainer stations. The devices will be installed at China Airlines’ training center in Taoyuan, Taiwan and will be in operations at the end of 2021.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Lufthansa Aviation Training reportedly considering closing Bremen Pilot Academy (European Flight Academy) due to the Covid19 environment.
    Germany's Ministry of Defence is currently working on relocating training of transport pilots from Bremen to Rostock which would affect the the business of the academy.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Indian Flight Schools follow UK Pilot Training Organisation by expanding their training offering to include drone pilot training
    Hyderabad emerges as hub for drone pilot training; four schools get nod! They include Wings Academy, Flytech Aviation Academy, Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy and Telangana State Aviation Academy.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • UK Company uses shipping container for its flight simulator training business
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Air Transport Services Group forms a new simulator training venture - Airborne Training Services (ATS) to provide US F.A.A. training to airline pilots on B757 and B767 and partners with Avenger Flight Group for additional capacity and simulator training capability on B777
    ATS offers airline-developed training programs with the venture’s expertise is built on four decades of cargo airline training experience. These capabilities are enhanced by the signing of a seven-year contract with AFG, under which AFG will provide additional Boeing 767 and 777 flight simulator and other resources for pilots of ATSG’s airlines and other customers. The company’s training center is located within ATSG’s facilities at the Wilmington Air Park in Ohio, where it offers in-depth classroom instruction and flight training on FAA-certified Level C Boeing 767 and Boeing 757 full flight simulators. Airborne Training Services will provide pilot training services to ATSG’s subsidiary airlines — ABX Air, Air Transport International, and Omni Air International — while also offering Boeing 757 and 767 simulator-based training services to other customers.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • PlaneEnglish Aviation Communication App launches Companion Manual
    PlaneEnglish, a popular app-based aviation radio simulator that helps pilots become more proficient in communication, now has a co-pilot: a new companion manual that provides even more in-depth content so pilots can master the mic even faster. “The Easy Route to Aviation Radio Proficiency: Training Manual with Activities Using PlaneEnglish Aviation Radio Simulator” provides a detailed breakdown of aviation radio communications for Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and can be used as a guide so users can get the most out of the app. The manual offers greater detail, helpful illustrations, a glossary of phrases and aviation terms, standard radio procedures, and examples of common communication exchanges between pilots and Air Traffic Control.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Emirates Airline says it expects to serve 100% of its destinations by summer 2021
    Dubai state carrier Emirates Airline will serve all of its 143 destinations by the summer of 2021, with the frequency of flights depending on demand, said Chief Operating Officer Adel al-Redha. That outlook is optimistic compared to Australia’s flag carrier Qantas. The airline expects only 50% of international operations to return by the middle of 2022.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Boeing receives B737-8 (formerly known as Boeing B737MAX) order from Enter Air for two B737-8 with the option of two more
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Indian aviation regulator, DGCA, is implementing its e-governance project to provide all approvals, pilot licenses online by year-end
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Cabin Crew Simulator Training Manufacturer Spatial Composites ships three CEET's and two door trainers to clients
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Airports Council International ACI issues call to replace quarantine measures with robust testing program
    Source and discussion through this link.

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