There has been much discussion in the commercial aviation community about a global pilot shortage. This month we are exploring the current state of airline transport pilot (ATP) availability, attrition and growth, causes for the shortage and potential solutions as the community moves forward. The IATA
Welcome to COMAC America's official blog! Our intent is to share thoughts from people who love aviation (us) with people who love aviation (you). We bring the unique perspective of enthusiasts working to advance the newest member of commercial aviation. We plan to post the first Friday of every month. Please note, the opinions contained in the posts reflect those of the authors and not the company.
As 2019 comes to a close, we have the opportunity to reflect on all that has transpired. So for the final publication of the year, we will take a look at COMAC’s growth and accomplishments over the past twelve months. And there is no better place
November is a big month for the ARJ21, as it marks the successful completion of the aircraft’s maiden flight, as well as the first delivery to launch customer Chengdu Airlines. With this in mind, the eleventh month of the year seems like an appropriate time to
Today, everyone loves to talk about disruptors. Entrepreneurs strive to develop the latest technology or service that will disrupt an industry. So, when considering an industry as massive and complicated as commercial aviation, who has successfully disrupted the market? Before we explore who the civil aviation
When the sun is out and the temperatures soar people take to the sky, road, rails and waters for a summer getaway! Which means it’s time to cash in on that accrued vacation and hit the beach, desert, a happening city, or maybe even a new
Commercial aerospace is an industry that operates in extreme margins. Though you may feel like you’re paying an arm and a leg for your next flight, remember that airlines are paying too; each flight is associated with a variety of costs, from landing fees to personnel.
The majority of airports around the world contend with occasional forms of inclement weather, such as thunderstorms, blizzards or hurricanes. However, there are some airports that, due to their geographical location, experience extreme weather on a regular basis. Located in sweltering deserts, frozen tundra, or towering
In our March blog, The Evolution of Air Cargo, we examined the development and growth of the air cargo industry as a whole. This month, we are examining how e-commerce is fueling the demand for air cargo and the influence China is having on both industries.
Roughly three years ago, a Chinese-made passenger jet entered regular commercial service for the very first time. Since then, the model has flown over 10,000 hours, safely carrying passengers to exciting destinations all over China for Chengdu Airlines. Two new customers, Genghis Khan Airlines and Urumqi
On November 10, 1910, seven years after the Wright brothers recorded the first flight, air was broken on the use of an aircraft to ship cargo. Max Morehouse, founder and president of the Morehouse-Martens Company in Columbus, Ohio decided to commission the use of an aircraft