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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Airlines will need 558,000 new pilots over next 20 years: Boeing

New York USA -- Commercial airlines will need to recruit and train 558,000 new pilots over the next 20 years to meet rising travel demand, according to a Boeing forecast released today. About 40 per cent of the new commercial pilots, or 226,000, will be needed in the Asia Pacific region, according to the report.
The demand is similar for airplane maintenance technicians, where there will be a need for 609,000 new hires. Asia Pacific is again home to the biggest portion with 238,000, or 39 percent.
The additional staff will be needed to run a projected 38,000 new aircraft added to the global fleet over the next 20 years, the US aerospace giant said. Boeing has 17 training campuses worldwide.
"The challenge of meeting the global demand for airline professionals will not be solved by one company alone," said Sherry Carbary, vice president of Boeing Flight Services.
"Aircraft manufacturers, airlines, training equipment manufacturers, training delivery organizations, regulatory agencies and educational institutions are all stepping up to meet the increasing need to train and certify pilots and technicians."
Compared with the company's 2014 outlook, pilot demand was up more than four percent and demand for technicians rose about five percent.
After Asia Pacific, North America and Europe were tied for second place in Boeing's latest forecast for pilots, with 95,000 new hires projected over the next 20 years.
They were followed by Middle East (60,000 new pilots), Latin America (+47,000), Africa (+18,000) and Russia/CIS (+17,000).
North America was second as far as new technician staff needed with 113,000, followed by Europe (+101,000), Middle East (+66,000), Latin America (+47,000) and Africa and Russia/CIS (both +22,000)

Friday, July 3, 2015

NEWS: Aerolineas Argentinas pilots fired for letting model take mid-flight pictures in cockpit


An Argentinian airline has fired two pilots after they were pictured taking selfies with a Playboy model in the cockpit mid-flight, the airline said.



Model Viky Xipolitakis posted photos to her Twitter account showing her posing between two smiling pilots with the cockpit controls behind them.

In video obtained by Argentinian news program Telenoche, one of the pilots is seen explaining how various controls work to the model, who appears to be the one taking the video.

She has since apologized via social media but that has not helped save either pilot's job.

Patricio Zocchi Molina and Federico Matias Soaje were fired by Aerolineas Argentinas on June 25, three days after the flight in question, though that may not be the end of their punishment.

"Also criminal proceedings against the above-named and against the passenger involved will be initiated under Article 190 of the penal code for putting the flight’s safety at risk," the Argentinean airline said in a statement.

For her part, Xipolitakis has not taken down the pictures from her Twitter post on the evening of June 24, but has added several statements in Spanish relating to the incident.

"I sincerely and wholeheartedly did not imagine I could cause this much damage," she wrote in one of the posts.
The photos taken on-board. (Twitter: @VXipolitakisOK)
"With respect to the extraordinary flight, being there was an unforgettable and beautiful experience, I never thought there would be this much fuss," she wrote in Spanish.

The airline, which referred to her only as "the passenger," stated that she will be banned from both Aerolineas and Austral flights for the next five years.

The Federal Aviation Administration has no jurisdiction in this matter, since the airline in question is an Argentinian company that handles domestic flights in Argentina, but the agency does have specific rules when it comes to pilots using handheld devices.

Commercial pilots are not allowed to use personal wireless devices "while at their duty station" and it is only allowed if "directly related to operation of the aircraft, or for emergency, safety-related, or employment-related communications," according to the FAA regulations. That said, these rules do not apply to anyone occupying the jumpseat.

"The FAA is unaware of incidents of pilots violating the regulation," a FAA spokesman said in a statement, referring to carriers over which the agency has jurisdiction.

Pesawat futuristik Tingkap pintar, penumpang nikmati pemandangan


Tingkap pintar yang dipatenkan Airbus membolehkan penumpang menikmati
Tingkap pintar yang dipatenkan Airbus membolehkan penumpang menikmati pemandangan sambil berbaring di kerusi pesawat. AGENSI
PARIS 1 April - Penumpang kapal terbang pada masa depan, berpeluang menikmati pemandangan alam semulajadi dari udara selepas syarikat pembuat kapal terbang, Airbus memfailkan paten tingkap dan skrin interaktif bagi menjadikan perkara itu sebagai kenyataan.
Hak itu difailkan Airbus kepada Pejabat Paten dan Cap Dagang Amerika Syarikat (AS) pada 19 Mac lalu.
Menurut portal pelancongan global, Skift yang dipetik Mail Online, penumpang hanya perlu menyentuh tingkap berteknologi tinggi itu bagi mengetahui maklumat lokasi menarik di sesebuah kawasan yang dilalui pesawat dinaiki mereka.
Matlamat syarikat itu adalah bagi mewujudkan platform pemandangan menarik untuk penumpang pesawat.
Imej yang disiarkan Airbus menunjukkan, sesebuah pesawat akan dilengkapi dengan dinding lutsinar sebelum dipasang dengan teknologi skrin sesentuh.
Penumpang akan mempu­nyai ruang yang mencukupi untuk meregangkan badan sambil menikmati pemandangan luar dengan kerusi yang membolehkan mereka berbaring.
Pesawat masa hadapan itu bakal menggantikan kabin penumpang kelas pertama, perniagaan, dan ekonomi dengan zon untuk santai berada di hadapan, bekerja di belakang, serta dilengkapi zon yang mempunyai bar bagi bersosial.
Selain itu, dinding pesawat akan berubah berdasarkan kea­daan cahaya dengan paparan permainan dan hiburan dalam pesawat dikuasakan oleh haba daripada badan penumpang.
Paten itu dikemukakan selepas Airbus berkongsi rancangan tentang sebuah konsep pesawat dilengkapi tingkap panorama yang mampu menjangkau sehingga bumbung kapal terbang, manakala konsep kabin pesawat pula akan menjadi struktur bio­nik yang meniru kecekapan tulang burung.
- See more at: http://www.utusan.com.my/berita/luar-negara/pesawat-futuristik-1.76087#sthash.7DkoflV1.dpuf

Pesawat pengangkut TNI terhempas Lebih 116 orang dikhuatiri terbunuh


Sebahagian anggota mencari dan menyelamat berada di lokasi pesawat
JAKARTA 30 Jun - Lebih 116 orang dipercayai terbunuh selepas pesawat Hercules C-130 milik Angkatan Udara Tentera Nasional Indonesia (TNI) terhempas di kawasan perkampungan di Simalingkar, Jalan Jamin Ginting, Medan, Sumatera Utara, pada pukul 11.50 pagi ini waktu tempatan, kira-kira dua minit sejurus berlepas dari Pangkalan Tentera Udara Soewondo, Medan.
Pesawat pengangkut yang membawa 12 orang anak kapal dan sejumlah penumpang dikendalikan oleh juruterbang Kapten Sandy Permana itu, berlepas dari pangkalan udara berkenaan pada kira-kira pukul 11.48 pagi menuju ke Tanjung Pinang, Riau dan Natuna untuk menghantar bantuan logistik tentera.
Setakat ini tidak diketahui dengan tepat jumlah penumpang di dalam pesawat berkenaan. Bagaimanapun Gabenor Sumatera Utara, Gatot Pujonugroho berkata, beliau mendapat laporan terdapat 110 orang penumpang sebelum pesawat berlepas.
Ada laporan menyebut, selain membawa 12 orang kru, pesawat itu juga membawa sejumlah 101 penumpang terdiri daripada kaum keluarga tentera untuk ke beberapa destinasi.
Beberapa media Indonesia me­laporkan, pesawat berusia 51 tahun buatan Amerika Syarikat itu dikatakan meminta kebenaran untuk berpatah balik ke pangkalan sebelum menjunam ke arah beberapa buah rumah dan bangunan kedai serta menimpa beberapa buah kenderaan sebelum terbakar.
Saksi-saksi memberitahu, mereka mendengar bunyi letupan kuat di udara sebelum melihat sebuah pesawat menjunam ke arah bangunan-bangunan kedai yang baru siap dan beberapa buah rumah di kawasan itu sebelum terbakar dan meletup.
Stesen televisyen TV One menyiarkan visual api besar yang membakar pesawat tersebut dan beberapa bangunan kedai yang dirempuhnya.
Kelihatan juga pasukan keselamatan bertungkus-lumus mengeluarkan mangsa dari tempat kejadian dan ambulans berulang-alik membawa mangsa ke Rumah Sakit Adam Malik, Medan.
Sementara itu, Ketua Pusat Pe­nerangan TNI, Mejar Jeneral Fuad Basya berkata, pesawat itu berada dalam keadaan baik dan lulus pemeriksaan sebelum dibenarkan terbang.
Pesawat itu berlepas dari Pangkalan Udara Halim Perdanakesuma, Jakarta pada pukul 6 pagi menuju ke Pangkalan Udara Roesmin Nurjadin, Dumai dan Soewondo sebelum terhempas.
Beliau berkata, punca kejadian masih disiasat.
Setakat berita ini ditulis, pasukan penyelamat berjaya mengeluarkan 53 mayat dari tempat kejadian untuk dibawa ke hospital.
Gerakan mencari dan menyelamat masih dijalankan setakat pukul 9 malam ini.
Dipercayai masih ada mangsa di bawah runtuhan bangunan.
- See more at: http://www.utusan.com.my/berita/luar-negara/pesawat-pengangkut-tni-terhempas-1.109189#sthash.HcA1DeCr.dpuf