Aviation News Update – Week 24th of August

Aviation News Update – Week 24th 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
    • Indian Flight Training Organisation is looking for two Cessna 172 (G1000) aircraft
    • Simulator Training Group is looking for institutional investor for expansion
    • Asian airline is looking for an A320 Full Flight Simulator (possibly FTD)
    • Asian Simulator Training Center is looking for an A320 Full Flight Simulator

Aviation Industry News:

  • Aviationfly Monthly Update - August 2020
    Check out our latest monthly company update here.
  • Adria Airways Flight School was just acquired by a Slovenian with Chinese partners
    Flight School with two training aircraft, simulator and thirty students was purchased for Euro 7,500
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • AviationInsider assists UK Pilots refresh their A320 skills
    AviationInsider is holding a refresher course for A320 pilots on the 4th of September and as an approved provider for the U.K. job centre if the course is combined with actual simulator training then AviationInsider can assist in reclaiming 100% of the cost of the training (if you are a UK resident)! Additionally they have created a free step by step support guide for redundant and unemployed UK pilots who want to find out how to access available funding for training - found here.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Podcast: Should international students fly to Australia before Australians?
    Despite many Aussie citizens struggling to get home from overseas under the tightly capped limits of new arrivals in each state, the government has announced a pilot program to resume international student flights to Adelaide in September. In this week’s episode of the Australian Aviation Podcast, host Phil Tarrant and Adam Thorn discuss the impetus for this controversial move.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Utah Valley University orders 9 additional training aircraft!
    “Aviation will continue to grow, and it is going to require well-educated pilots,” said Randy Johnson, UVU aviation sciences chair. “We support that effort by offering flight education in the form of helping students get their certificates and ratings. That requires aircraft.” UVU is purchasing nine four-seater aircraft, bringing its total to 19 available for students to learn and practice their skills!
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Flying Club's see memberships go sky high during pandemic
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • LIFT Academy (Flight Training Academy) owned by Republic Airways, and Vincennes University has welcomed the first group of students in its new dual-path aviation education program.
    The US Flight Training market is seeing good enrollment numbers at the Universities and established brands.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • United Airlines is looking for a manager for its Pilot Training programs
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Indian Flight School is looking for DGCA Flight Instructor (Tecnam P2006T)
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • The Indian Air Force faces an acute shortage of trained pilots
    Over the past few years an average of 80 pilots quit the Air Force every year and of the pilots that quit, more than one-third of them received the NOC to fly private airlines. As per reports, a middle rung pilot earns up to Rs 2 lakh ($2700) in salary per month and can get four times the amount flying with a private airline. This has resulted in a shortage of trained pilots for the Indian Air Force.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • What is the Status of the Global Aviation Recovery?
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Wizz Air Is Now Running At 80% Of 2019 Schedule
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Domestic air travel in China is set to make a full recovery in September!
    In the second week of August, domestic arrivals at airports in China reached 86% of 2019 levels and bookings (issued air tickets) hit 98%, with most being for travel in mid to late August.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • IndiGo CEO expects to operate at 75% capacity by early 2021
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • South Africa receives promising proposals regarding flag carrier
    Following a series of turns, there is news this week that the government of South Africa has begun discussions with private groups that are looking to buy into South African Airways. The airline needs a minimum of 10 billion rand ($583 million) to resume operations.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Nearly 2,000 Delta Pilots Have Chosen to Retire Early as Talks Continue to Avoid Involuntary Furloughs!
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Spirit Airlines, union reach deal to avoid 600 pilot furloughs
    Roughly half of Spirit's 2,500-plus pilots would work fewer hours, cutting costs that helps the company avoid involuntary cuts, the Air Line Pilots Association says.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • New Airlines using Airbus A340 launches in the Seychelles
    Source and discussion through this link.

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