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Airline Interview Questions – How to prepare

If you’ve been invited to an interview for a flight crew position, the hardest part is done. Now you need to seal the deal and show the company you are the right person for the job. This requires preparation and thought prior to the day itself. If you’ve got an upcoming airline interview, make sure […]

Qatar to buy stake in American Airlines

Reuters are reporting that Qatar Airways is seeking to buy a 10% stake in American Airlines. This potential investment is likely to be worth at least $808 million. Qatar is currently experiencing difficult diplomatic relations with four gulf nations which has resulted in a blockade of Qatari airspace. Qatar Airways was named Skytrax World Airline […]

easyJet’s First A320neo Delivery

On the 14th of June 2017, easyJet took delivery of it’s first Airbus A320neo aircraft, which marked the airline’s 300th Airbus delivery. With more than 5,000 orders received from 92 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo Family has captured some 60 percent share of the market. easyJet has a further 99 A320neo and 30 […]

Middle Eastern Countries Stop Flights To Qatar

Several Middle Eastern carriers including Etihad, Emirates and Fly Dubai have suspended flights to Qatar following accusations of the country supporting terrorism. UAE, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Yemen have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. In response Qatar Airways has stopped all flights to those countries. Airspace restrictions have been put in place, severely limiting […]

Mike Langley Foundation Launched

The Kura Aviation board have launched the Mike Langley foundation. It aims to support aspiring pilots who don’t have the financial means to complete their flight training. “The Mike Langley Foundation is a charitable trust that aims to help those with a dream to become a commercial airline pilot, those with the passion to succeed but […]

Jet2.com continue impressive financial performance

Jet2.com continue to out perform market expectations. Dart Group PLC the parent company of Jet2.com have said their profits for the tax year ending March 2017 will be released in July but they are expected to be higher than originally forecast. This is mainly due to lower winter losses and capital expenditure in opening their new bases at […]

BA announce wholesale changes and product improvements

British Airways has announced a £400million upgrade to its club world product. The airline CEO Alex Cruz has said “We need to deliver what our customers value most, where they value it most. We need to focus on enhancing premium, offering contemporary service, improved catering and lounges and a consistent experience. In economy where we […]

What is family life like as an Airline Pilot?

We get asked this question a lot, it is difficult to answer accurately as it totally depends on the airline, the fleet you’re on within that airline, industrial agreements, regulatory body (Flight Time Limitations) and the airlines route network. Short haul for many airlines does not involve nightstopping. This means the pilot goes to work […]