“For us, it was a no-brainer, a marriage made in heaven,” CTC Aviation president Rob Clarke said, describing the acquisition of UK-based training business CTC Aviation by L-3 Communications, parent to L-3 Link Simulation & Training....More
New United Airlines president and CEO Oscar Munoz, who took up the post yesterday after Jeff Smisek stepped down, said he will spend his first 90 days traveling the United network listening to and talking to people.
That sounds like a good and very appropriate start, especially the listening. Here’s my list of what I think should be Munoz’ five top priorities in these early days:...More
UK crew specialist CTC Aviation Group has announced a new five-year Boeing 737-800W full-flight, modular simulator usage agreement with Norwegian Air Shuttle to support the airline’s expanding training requirements up to 2020....More
US airlines, particularly regional carriers, have expressed hope that strict pilot training requirements implemented by FAA in 2013 will be eased in FAA reauthorization legislation expected to be taken up by Congress later this year, but there will likely be a strong push back against any efforts to change the rules....More
Panama flag carrier Copa Airlines plans to stick to its model of connecting the Americas and will not expand its fleet to include widebody aircraft capable of serving Europe, CEO Pedro Heilbron said at the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Latin America Forum....More