Absolute Aviation Goes International!

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Today we have gone INTERNATIONAL!
Today our new instructor, Captain Mark, from American Airlines (active pilot) gave a class to a TAM Captain in Miami!
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Captain Mark, from American Airlines

Captain Mark, from American Airlines

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Aircraft Emergency Equipment

Here is a list of some emergency equipment that can be found on an aircraft. A great opportunity for Flight Attendants and Pilots to check their Aviation English vocabulary!

Aircraft Emergency Equipment

Aircraft Emergency Equipment

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Bad Weather Conditions for Flying

Here are some important bad weather conditions in English that pilots might face. Can you think of anymore? Leave a comment below.

Bad weather conditions for flying

Bad weather conditions for flying

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Embraer announces sale of 215 new-generation planes at Paris Air Show

Brazilian jetmaker Embraer announced the sale of 215 of its new-generation planes, with an option for another 165 at Paris Air Show
Report from USA Today

E175-E2 aircraft

E175-E2 Aircraft

The bulk of those commitments -100 of the E175-E2 aircraft -went to Utah-headquartered regional airline SkyWest, which flies feeder flights for Alaska Airlines, American, Delta, United and US Airways. The new planes have a list price of between $46 million and $60 million. Toronto’s National Post described the aircraft as “an update of the Brazilian manufacturer’s existing E-Jets with new wings, better avionics, fly-by-wire controls and new Pratt & Whitney geared-turbofan engines. The aircraft are also larger than the existing E-Jets, and can reach upward of 144 seats in a high-density configuration of the largest, the E-Jet 195 E2.”

Other News from Paris Air Show

  • Qatar Airways announced an new order for 9 Boeing 777-300ER jets.
  • Lufthansa confirmed a March order for 100 planes in the smaller Airbus A320 family.
  • Aircraft leasing company International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) placed a firm order for 50 short-haul Airbus A320neo jets.
  • Air New Zealand took delivery of its first Airbus A320 with fuel-saving “Sharklet” wing tip devices at a delivery ceremony. The aircraft was officially handed over to the airline’s Chief Flight Operations and Safety Officer David Morgan.
  • Canada’s Bombardier announced in Le Bourget that “a previously announced firm order for 10 CS100 aircraft was placed by Odyssey Airlines, a new airline that intends to operate from London City Airport.”
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First A350 XWB takes to the skies on its maiden flight!

2,500 hour flight test programme now underway
14 JUNE 2013 PRESS RELEASE

A new chapter has opened in Airbus’ 43 year history as the first A350 XWB, the world’s most efficient large twin-engined commercial aircraft, powered aloft this morning for its maiden flight at Blagnac in Toulouse, France at 10.00 hours local time.

Equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent XWB turbofans, the A350 XWB first flight is taking place over south western France.

An international crew of six is on board, comprising two Flight Test Pilots, one Test Flight Engineer and three Flight Test Engineers. At the controls of the A350 XWB’s first flight are Peter Chandler, Airbus’ Chief Test Pilot, and Guy Magrin, Project Pilot for the A350 XWB. Accompanying them in the cockpit is Pascal Verneau, the A350 XWB Project Test Flight Engineer. At their flight test stations in the main aircraft cabin and monitoring the progress of the flight via an extensive array of flight test instrumentation are the three flight test engineers: Fernando Alonso, Head of Airbus Flight & Integration Test Centre; Patrick du Ché, Head of Development Flight Tests; and Emanuele Costanzo, lead Flight Test Engineer for the Trent XWB engine.

This first flight marks the beginning of a test campaign totaling around 2,500 flight hours with a fleet of five development aircraft. The rigorous flight testing will lead to the certification of the A350-900 variant by the European EASA and US FAA airworthiness authorities, prior to entry into service in the second half of 2014 with first operator Qatar Airways.

The A350 XWB is Airbus’ all-new mid-size long range product line comprising three versions and seating between 270 and 350 passengers in spacious three-class layouts. The new family will bring a step change in efficiency compared with existing aircraft in this size category, using 25 per cent less fuel and providing an equivalent reduction in CO2 emissions. To date the A350 XWB has already won 613 firm orders from 33 customers worldwide.

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First Flight of the Airbus A350

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The brand new Airbus A350 aircraft has taken to the skies for the first time ever on June 14, 2013 (earlier today). A very much awaited moment for the aviation world – and the 33 customers who have firm orders for the type – has happened, and the plane worked flawlessly. The first flying fuselage is an A350-900 version (the medium size of the type).

Airbus A350 XWB First flight (Live from Airbus.com)

The Extra Wide Body (XWB) plane took off (see video) from Tolouse-Blagnac airport at 10:00 am local time. The first flight is a very important milestone in the life of a new aircraft type, that has been preceded by the manufacturing of different parts, transporting them to Toulouse, building the actual airplane, installing the wires, connecting the engines, running ground tests, engine power up (happened on June 2nd) and also taxi tests, when the plane rolled-up and down the runway by its own…

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The worst airport in Canada?

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If you’re travelling to Canada, you might want to avoid the Toronto airport.

An annual survey from FlightNetwork.com finds that a staggering 71 per cent of respondents think Toronto Pearson International Airport is the worst in all of Canada. However, the fact that it is also the country’s busiest may be to blame.

“By virtue of being the busiest and largest airport in Canada, it is always going to have the most complaints,” says Flight Network’s CEO Naman Budhdeo.

flight angry

There is a silver lining though: Toronto was also voted ‘most improved’ by nearly half of respondents, thanks to introducing self-serve border clearance, new dining options and iPads for ordering food and tracking flights.

It turns out that west is best when it comes to the top Canadian airports, with Calgary being voted the best overall followed by Edmonton and Vancouver.

“Calgary is clearly doing a good job keeping travellers happy,”…

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