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Ethiopia ATC strike: a risk to crews and passengers?

Ops Group put out an urgent message that warrants attention. "Last week, 120 Ethiopian Air Traffic Controllers announced a strike. Approximately 100 of them have now been banned from operating, and 10 of them - including the Chief Controller, Senior ATCOs, Radar...

Is this the last generation of commercial pilots?

Kathryn Creedy is an award-winning journalist who has been covering the aviation industry since 1980, and for the past five years has focused on pilots and workforce issues.  Kathryn has been on the pilot shortage story like few others and has some strong views on the...

Female pilots

The recent amazing performance by the crew on Southwest 1380 highlighted Captain Tammie Jo Shults' exceptional crisis management skills.  Her training was outstanding and her handling of the engine explosion is a testimony not only to her military training, but also...

Major Changes in EFB Applications

The FAA has made a 180-degree turn in its attitude towards the display of own-ship position on electronic flight bags.  Advisory Circular AC120-76D eliminated the prohibition from using geo-referencing or own-ship position displays while using moving map features on...

Premium #226 – Farnborough 2016 Was Far from Boring – If you Knew Where to Look

We’ve seen some reports that the 2016 Farnborough Airshow was disappointing, with the fewest new aircraft orders in...

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