Aviationfly – Pilot Training Industry – Market Intelligence – Week 9th of November

Aviationfly – Pilot Training Industry – Market Intelligence – Week 9th of November

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 (we are temporarily not publishing Marketplace or Supplier Directory or Marketplace as we are updating the system):

Aviation Industry News:

  • Aviationfly summarizes CAE's Q2 Earnings Results and call
    Global Pilot Training leader and publicly listed CAE released its Financial Year Q2 2021 results on the 10th of November. The information released provides the wider pilot training industry a good overview of how CAE has been affected by the global pandemic and CAE management's view of the industry trends moving forward.
    Check out the Pilot Training Industry Perspective: CAE Quarterly Earnings Review.
  • Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has placed a 737 MAX simulator at Noida in India, multiple people aware of the development told Indian News outlets!
    India's aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had asked Boeing to set up a simulator in India so that Indian customers of MAX aircraft do not meet logistical challenges in sending their pilots for MAX training abroad. "The simulator has been placed at Noida. It is being managed by Canada-based civil aviation training company CAE Inc," an official said. SpiceJet has a total order-book of 205 planes, out of which 155 are firm orders and 50 are options. The 13 MAX aircraft of SpiceJet, which were already inducted, are grounded since March.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Global Pilot Training Industry Leader - CAE - Releases 10 Year Airlines and Business Jet Pilot Demand Outlook!
    Predicts that despite an industry slump that has seen mass pilot layoffs, the global civil aviation industry will still require an estimated 27,000 new pilots by the end of 2021!
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • US Pilot Training Group AeroGuard Flight Training Center partners with Universities in the US to offer Bachelor Degree Programs together with Flight Training - announces partnership with Hodges University!
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • FlightLogger releases data on Flight Training activity from 11 variously sized pilot academies across 40 countries worldwide!
    This is the first time they have released this data and we think this will be refined for the next monthly update but based on their statistics, the average pilot academy (which is a customer of Flightlogger) is currently back at approximately 94 percent of the pre-Covid-19 activity level. Flightlogger has some great flight school partners as, in our opinion, this number is much higher than the global industry average. It is very interesting to note that there has been a stagnation and slight decline in the numbers over the past two months which we believe is not only due to the European lockdown but mostly due to Flight Schools finishing the training of students which enrolled in 2019 and before March 2020 when border restrictions came into effect.
    Check out the data here - or visit the profile of Flightlogger.
  • Alpha Aviation Academy UAE contracts CPaT Global for e-learning solutions!
    Alpha Aviation Academy UAE awarded CPaT Global a contract for the provision of an online software system to improve the quality and standard control of its training. This comes alongside the recent launch of the Academy’s new training products, including A320 Type-Rating, PPC Validation and License Renewals, Airbus Cross Crew Qualification (CCQ), and Foreign License Conversion. CPaT Global, based in Texas, United States, has started to render its software service on the 1st of November, 2020. The cloud-based system is to be utilised by cadets and trainees prior to their simulator training. In line with the health and safety measures the Academy has put in place during such times, the system is designed to allow trainees to access the platform online from the comforts of their own home.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Pilots Want More Thorough 737 MAX Training!
    One potential solutions for Boeing and Airlines could be the use of a Boeing B737MAX FTD!
    Check out the profile of MPS which has such a potential solution - B737MAX FTD - Source and discussion through this link.
  • Aviationfly is supporting African project developer on establishment of new Simulator Training Center for Pilots and Cabin Crew
    For more information on the project kindly send a message to Maximilian Buerger or through our Contact Us form.
  • Shocking if true - New Zealand Government does not allow Flight Schools to bring in international students (which have facilities which can be used for quarantine) but allows people in other industries to enter the country (as an example sailors for the America's Cup)!
    An apparent unwillingness by the Government to entertain a proposal by L3 Airline Academy to manage the quarantining of international students is being blamed for the aviation school’s demise. Part of the firm’s New Zealand operation was the 200-bedroom Clearways accommodation centre near Tamahere, which was opened in 2006. Alison Moore, whose partner Rex Stentiford was among the instructors likely to be made redundant by the company, told Stuff she believed the closure could have been easily avoided if the Government had acceded to a proposal by the company to quarantine students at Clearways. “L3 owns accommodation at a single location near the airport, miles from anywhere, where they could easily offer managed isolation to foreign students without risk to New Zealand citizens.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • New €10m aircraft simulator launched at Dublin airport!
    The ATR 72-600 simulator is based at Simtech Aviation near Dublin Airport and will be used to train Stobart Air pilots. The simulator is the first of its kind in Ireland and the UK. Prior to its launch, ATR pilots had to go to Madrid and elsewhere in Europe to undergo simulator training.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • BizAv Services and Cockpit4U Aviation Service have launched new approved aviation training programmes and courses for pilots, cabin crew and aircraft operators in Malta!
    Bizav Services managing director Captain Philip Apap Bologna announced a training partnership with German approved training organisation Cockpit4U last month and is now introducing Level D full flight simulator training in Malta. The EASA (aircraft meeting the safety requirements of the EU) training in Malta will initially be offered on Airbus 320 family aircraft, ranging from MCC and jet transition courses to type ratings and advanced type rating instructor courses. Crew flight training on Bombardier Challenger, Boeing and other Airbus aircraft types are also offered through the BizAv Cockpit4U partnership at specialised crew training facilities in Berlin!
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Air Transport Training College Announces Acquisition By Vaayu Group!
    Vaayu Group is an international organization with holdings in the pilot training and aircraft maintenance training sector! Colin Koh, General Manager, ATTC said: “As a SAR-147 Maintenance Training Organization, we continue to offer fundamental programs that will equip students with hand skills and basic knowledge to become aircraft technicians. On top of that, new courses offered such as Lean Management and Project Management for Aerospace will focus on soft skills and knowledge that are much valued in the aerospace industry.” This investment includes investing in courses in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence in aviation and in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) space.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • IndiGo Prepares Mega Engine Order, Defying Aviation Gloom!
    IndiGo, India’s biggest airline, is in talks with Pratt & Whitney and CFM International Inc. for its next batch of jet engine orders, according to people familiar with the matter, a rare sign of dealmaking in a sector that’s been paralyzed by the virus pandemic. The discussions with the rival manufacturers relate to engines that would power about 150 new Airbus SE A320neo jets, the people said, asking not to be identified because the negotiations are private. Talks are preliminary and there’s no timeline on when any agreement may be reached, the people said. Based on the size of IndiGo’s last engine order -- a $20 billion transaction with CFM that covered 280 planes and was the largest engine order in history -- the new agreement could be worth around $10.7 billion, including service, repair, and maintenance. The pandemic presents a unique opportunity, however, for IndiGo to potentially bargain with the engine makers, both of which it now counts as suppliers.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • The CEO of the largest low cost airlines in Europe - Michael O’Leary rubbishes industry predictions recovery from pandemic will take years - Ryanair expects air passenger numbers to bounce back in 2021!
    The airline’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, said passenger volumes should reach 75-80% of pre-Covid levels in 2021, especially if a vaccine was developed by the spring. While he admitted winter was a “write-off”, he claimed Ryanair was poised “at the dawn of an extraordinary era of growth” with a fleet of new planes arriving, and was emerging from the pandemic with a strong balance sheet, in a position to offer low fares to stimulate travel. “We’re going to see a surge of that intra-European tourism next year, and we need to be there to provide the capacity at low prices.” O’Leary added: “I’ve heard a lot of rubbish coming from legacy airlines that it’ll be 2035 till the volumes come back. Rubbish. Volumes will go back in 2021 or 2022 pretty quickly – they will go back because Ryanair will discount prices, hotels will discount.”
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Southwest is reportedly looking to acquire up to 30 Boeing 737 Max jets
    The aircraft Southwest is looking at are known as "white tails" as they were built but never delivered thanks to canceled orders by carriers in the wake of the aircraft's grounding and the coronavirus pandemic.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Did you know that since 2000, China’s commercial jet fleet has expanded sevenfold, and approximately 25 percent of all aviation growth worldwide in the last decade has come from China!
    Mainland China on track to become world’s largest aviation market with 20-year demand for commercial airplanes and services worth US$3.1 trillion according to Boeing! It expects China’s airlines to acquire 8,600 new airplanes valued at US$1.4 trillion and commercial aviation services valued at US$1.7 trillion over the next 20 years! Boeing estimates operators will need more than 6,450 new single-aisle airplanes in China over the next 20 years. Single-aisle airplanes, such as the 737 family, continue to be the main driver of capacity growth; In the widebody market, Boeing forecasts demand for 1,590 deliveries by 2039 in China. Widebody airplanes will account for 18 percent of China’s deliveries during the 20-year period, down 4 percent from last year’s forecast due to an anticipated slower recovery in global long-haul traffic.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Myanmar Airways International Aims to Become Major Player!
    Myanmar Airways International (MAI) is continuing to build its network and brand despite the impact of COVID-19 on travel in Asia-Pacific, and has recently started taking delivery of four Embraer E190s. Tanes Kumar, chief commercial officer of MAI, tells Smart Aviation APAC that MAI’s foray into regional jets with the E190 marks a new step in a transformation process that started about 20 months ago. The E190s are a significantly differentiated product for the Myanmar aviation industry, which comprises of several ATR turboprop operations. Kumar, who is also chief commercial officer of sister carrier and ATR operator Air KBZ, says the four Embraer E190s were originally intended for the development of trunk routes in Myanmar.
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Why IndiGo Could Win With Its Mega A321XLR Order!
    IndiGo made a huge splash last October when it placed an order for 300 A320neo family aircraft. The order also contains the new A321XLR, the longest range narrowbody aircraft ever proposed. The newest version of the A321neo, the A321XLR, offers a vast 4,700 nautical miles of range, far surpassing any current narrowbodies. For comparison, the longest-range Boeing 737 MAX, the MAX 7, offers a range of 3,850 NM (but only seats up to 150), while the A321LR has a range of 4,000 NM (seats 206 passengers). The A321XLR’s range gives airlines the opportunity to start new routes that weren’t possible with widebodies. The plane also allows low-cost airlines to go to long-haul destinations, a market they have traditionally struggled in. IndiGo is one such airline looking to leverage the range of the A321XLR to expand its market. The range of the A321XLR means that long-haul routes in Europe, Asia, and Africa are suddenly a possibility from IndiGo’s Delhi hub. This includes the likes of London, Paris, Tokyo, Addis Ababa, and even Darwin!
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Airbus is seeking to spur demand for its smallest jetliner by pitching the A220 model as a tool for cutting costs and trimming capacity in the post-coronavirus travel market.
    The European company, which took control of the former Bombardier Inc. jet in 2018, is also promoting its ability to fulfill multiple roles spanning short hops between cities to longer trips on routes with limited demand. The plane, which seats as few as 100 passengers, suffered a setback this week when Air Canada canceled 12 of its 45 total orders and deferred 18 planes. At the same time, almost 100% of the current A220 fleet has returned to service, a figure that’s ahead of other models. Many operated even at the height of lockdowns in the spring and summer when global fleets were largely grounded. Latvia-based Air Baltic., the launch customer for the A220 in 2016, responded to the crisis by saying it would retire all other aircraft and become the first carrier in the world to operate only that model. While the focus is on securing deliveries of the 507 aircraft in the A220 backlog, Da Costa said Airbus is talking with airlines about new orders for the jet!
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Vistara aims to recover to 100% of its pre outbreak domestic capacity by Apr-2021!
    Source and discussion through this link.
  • Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine found to be 90% effective!
    Positive trial results could lead to shot being available for use by the end of the year! Pfizer and BioNTech have a $1.95 billion contract with the U.S. government to deliver 100 million vaccine doses beginning this year. To save time, the companies began manufacturing the vaccine before they knew whether it would be effective. They now expect to produce up to 50 million doses, or enough to protect 25 million people this year. Pfizer said it expects to produce up to 1.3 billion doses of the vaccine in 2021.
    Source and discussion through this link.

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