Not for nothing is the training branch of Airbus designated the Airbus Training & Flight Operations Support and Services Division. This reflects the recognition that a holistic approach to training and day-to-day operations is critical to the safe and efficient operation of the fleet. Training in new technologies and procedures for the A380 has served as a catalyst for revision of the Airbus training methodology and, where appropriate, is already being integrated into training programmes for the rest of the Airbus fleet.
The first draft of a performance-based packaging standard for lithium-ion batteries will not be ready by November and will likely slip into early 2017, an Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) committee member said Aug. 24....More
FAA is stuck in “a vicious cycle” of deploying new air traffic control (ATC) technology so slowly that it becomes outdated by the time the technology is actually in use, NATCA president Paul Rinaldi said Aug. 24....More