Aviationfly – Pilot Training Industry – Market Intelligence – Week 2 of 2021

Aviationfly – Pilot Training Industry – Market Intelligence – Week 2 of 2021

Every Monday Aviationfly releases the latest Aviation Industry news headlines, Marketplace Request for Proposals and Supplier Directory updates from the previous week. Here is a recap of last week (we are temporarily not publishing Marketplace or Supplier Directory updates):

Aviation Industry News:

  • Aviationfly shares its 2020 Milestones video
  • Aviationfly shares aviation industry inspirational video for 2021
  • The Flight School Association of North America (FSANA) announced it will hold its upcoming annual International Flight School Conference as a live event!
    The three-day 2021 edition will be held in Orlando, Florida, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel starting on March 3! FSANA president and CEO Robert Rockmaker told AIN he has received encouragement from the group’s membership to go ahead and stage the conference, which normally attracts hundreds of visitors, as an in-person event rather than virtual.
  • Cambodia plans to open a pilot flight training school this year!
    Khan Vanna, director-general for Technical Services and Operations at the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA), said that the SSCA had been working with a company to establish a pilot training school in Cambodia – with affordable tuition prices – as soon as possible to help Cambodian post-secondary students who wish to become pilots begin the necessary training. Current planning has the school opening its doors in May 2021!
  • Pilot Numbers Show Steady Growth In China - maintaining 10% growth rate!
    - The number of civil aviation pilots in China reached 68,274 last year, maintaining the 10-percent growth rate seen in the country over the last four years.
    - According to data gathered by Asian Sky Group (ASG), 51-percent of those pilots hold a commercial pilot license while an additional 41-percent hold an airline transport pilot license.
    - Private pilots represent 6-percent of the total and sport pilots account for 2-percent.
    - At the end of 2019, ASG found that 49,410 of China’s civil aviation pilots were employed by airlines, 3,599 by GA companies and 1,306 by training schools.
    - The number of inactive pilots in the country decreased by about 5-percent to 4,225.
    - Private and sport pilot numbers saw the largest growth rate, jumping from 1,695 in 2018 to 2,387 in 2019.
    Source and discussion.
  • Qatar Aeronautical Academy (QAA) is looking to hire Flight Instructors!
    More information.
  • Vietnamese Airline Bamboo Airways is looking to hire expatriate A320 First Officers to join its flight crew!
    More information.
  • Taiwan based Eva Air requires A321/A330/B777/B787 first officers!
    More information.
  • Forbes Article: 'A faster than expected recovery in air travel and other 2021 predictions'
    Source and discussion.
  • New Airline in South Korea - Aero K secures operating certificate
    Aero K, Korea’s newest ultra low-cost carrier, has received an air operator certificate from the country’s transport ministry. The approval will allow Aero K to operate domestic and international services from its hub in Cheongju, a city 110 km south of Seoul! Aero K currently has one Airbus A320 and plans to operate domestic routes such as Cheongju-Jeju, before starting regional flights to “underserved” destinations across China, Japan, Taiwan, and Vietnam. “We have no legacies, the company is well capitalised, and it will start consistently as a low-cost carrier in the market.”
    Source and discussion.

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