FAA Starts Consideration Of Petition For Republic Training Exemption

By Sean Broderick Jun 28, 2022
The FAA is kicking off consideration of a Republic Airways request to provide an exemption for graduates of a tailored program in its training academy that would allow them to qualify as airline pilots with 750 hr. of flight experience.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

NH90 Foibles Drive Norway To Cancellation Decision

By Tony Osborne Jun 15, 2022
Norway has canceled its NH90 program and is demanding a refund after struggling with availability of the naval variant.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Mitre Urges More Safety Focus In Derivative Evaluations

By Sean Broderick Jun 15, 2022
The FAA’s amended type certification process is successful, but agency needs more flexibility to put less focus on cost justifications.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

ICAO’s Salazar Calls For More Harmonization Of Maintenance Approvals

By Sean Broderick Jun 14, 2022
ICAO’s top executive is calling on global regulators to broaden their efforts to foster mutual acceptance of aviation maintenance organizations.

Opinion: To MROs: Step Up Sustainability Or Face Investors

By Lee Ann Shay Jun 10, 2022
The MRO industry is reducing its environmental footprint in many ways, but needs to do even more.
Supply Chain

American Airlines Vows To Negotiate Pilot Salaries Near Industry Highs

By Lori Ranson Jun 08, 2022
American Airlines has committed to pay its pilots “at the top of the industry” says CEO Robert Isom.
Airlines & Lessors

Australian Safety Board Report Shows Importance Of Clear Instructions

By Sean Broderick Jun 08, 2022
A lack of clarity in Boeing, Qantas maintenance documentation led to a 787 crossing the Pacific with tape on four static ports, an ATSB probe found.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: Aftermarket’s Recovery Detouring From Routine

By Sean Broderick Jun 06, 2022
It used to be that maintenance demand was easily predictable based on factors such as global fleet flight hours and cycles. This recovery is not exactly following that path.
Maintenance & Training

United To Invest $100M In Denver Pilot Training Center Expansion

By Ben Goldstein Jun 02, 2022
The new building at United Airlines' Denver Flight Training Center will house additional simulators and training classrooms, part of an effort to hire and train thousands of new pilots in coming years
Maintenance & Training

Porsche To Help Eve Define eVTOL Production System

By Graham Warwick Jun 01, 2022
Embraer’s urban air mobility spinoff Eve has engaged Porsche Consulting to help define the supply chain, manufacturing and logistics strategy for its electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle.
Advanced Air Mobility

ATW 2022 Aviation Technology Achievement: L3Harris Commercial Aviation

May 26, 2022
With the global pilot shortage becoming more acute, it has never been more important to develop new and even safer ways to take people with little or…
Maintenance & Training

Daily Memo: Need Pilot Training Candidates? Show Them The Money

By Sean Broderick May 23, 2022
Big pilots’ unions say the challenge to finding qualified flight crew member is a money problem. 
Maintenance & Training

Opinion: Diverse Teams Are Better For Aviation And Aerospace Business

By P. Barry Butler May 20, 2022
Cultivating a diversity of perspectives is particularly important now, as the aviation industry.
Maintenance & Training

CAE Provides Immersive Environment To Aid In AAM Training

By Carole Rickard Hedden May 19, 2022
Disruptive aviation will require changes to how people learn their jobs, according to Christopher Courtney, director of advanced air mobility at CAE.
Advanced Air Mobility

Ryanair Opens First Irish Heavy Maintenance Facility

By James Pozzi May 18, 2022
The low-cost airline has commenced operations at a leased three-bay hangar in Shannon.
Aircraft & Propulsion

TAP’s Ramp Up Held Back By A330neo Engine Trouble, CEO Says

By Kurt Hofmann May 13, 2022
TAP Air Portugal will operate its entire fleet this summer but the carrier is having issues with the engines that power its fleet of Airbus A330-900s.
Airlines & Lessors

Unified Stance Needed To Challenge 1,500-Hr. Rule, Airlines Say

By Sean Broderick May 04, 2022
Convincing U.S. lawmakers to revisit the 2010 law that required the FAA to boost minimum flight hours for airline pilots to 1,500 hr. will require a unified push backed with data to support revised standards, executives from two major carriers said. 
Maintenance & Training

Aftermarket Recovery Faces New Risks

By Sean Broderick May 03, 2022
As flight activity rises, the aftermarket recovery’s pace faces threats from labor, supply chain constraints.
Supply Chain

Podcast: How Can The U.S. Pilot Shortage Be Resolved?

By Karen Walker Apr 28, 2022
Listen in as Aviation Week and ATW air transport editors discuss the pilot shortage U.S. airlines are grappling with during the post-pandemic rebound.
Air Transport

Air New Zealand Moving Headquarters To Airport Base

By Adrian Schofield Apr 27, 2022
Air New Zealand has revealed a plan to relocate its headquarters to Auckland Airport, and is also restarting its project to build a new maintenance hangar there.
Airports & Routes

Honeywell Starts Testing eVTOL Automation Concept

By Garrett Reim Apr 27, 2022
Aerospace components manufacturer aims to slash training needed to fly eVTOL aircraft.
Maintenance & Training

U.S. Airlines Brace For Prolonged Pilot Shortage

By Lori Ranson Apr 27, 2022
Carriers predict a return to profitability in the second quarter, but pilot staffing challenges loom large.
Airlines & Lessors

GAMECO Begins Its First Boeing 767-300BCF Conversion

By Victoria Moores Apr 26, 2022
Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company (GAMECO) has cut its first Boeing 767-300BCF cargo door, while Chinese-owned lessor CDB Aviation has separately taken delivery of its first freighter.
Maintenance & Training

Opinion: Five Megatrends Higher Education Must Address

Anthony Waas Apr 26, 2022
The curriculum for engineering must expand to include flexible interdisciplinary coursework and hands-on laboratory experience.

US Regional Airlines Battle For Pilots

By Ben Goldstein Apr 13, 2022
US domestic capacity in 2022 is returning to 2019 levels, but this follows the early retirements in 2020 and 2021 of thousands of flight crew. The…
Airlines & Lessors