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Singapore Air’s Critical Fight Against Emirates in India

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Uh-oh! It seems there’s a rift in the airline industry recently as Singapore Air’s critical fight against Emirates in India centers around a squabble over Indian international travelers – one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets. [1] On Wednesday, VistaraSingapore Airline’s Indian conglomerate – made its first international flight from New Delhi to Singapore, marking the beginning of a long struggle against Middle East airline powerhouses such as Emirates and Etihad Airways – the dominant airlines of India’s overseas flights.

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Different Types of Flight Delays

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We’ve all been there: stuck at an airport, past the departure time due to a delay. It can be frustrating that you’ve made the effort to arrive at the airport early only to be waiting an hour or more after arriving at the gate. However, knowing the TYPE of flight delay can help determine how long it will last and your potential flight delay compensation. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the five flight delay categories are: air carrier, extreme weather, National Aviation System (NAS), late-arriving aircraft, and security.[1] Our team of aeronautical professionals from our aviation school is happy to go into detail about the different types of flight delays.

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Help Wanted: Boeing Needs 800,000 New Mechanics in 20 Years

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Recently, Boeing released the 2019 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, which calculated 769,000 new aircraft mechanics will be needed to sustain the international fleet by 2039. The prediction also states the need for commercial aviation, business aviation, as well as civil helicopters.[1]

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Naomi Campbell’s Elaborate Airplane Cleaning Routine

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Last week, Naomi Campbell made headlines for a meticulous airplane ritual she performs just before takeoff: cleaning. Having a world-renowned career that spans over three decades, it comes as no surprise that Campbell has developed an elaborate airplane cleaning routine over the years.

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EWINS Qualification Dispatcher Weather Training – November 2020

November 19-20, 2020

Sheffield is offering a 2-day Advanced Weather Forecasting/EWINS (Enhanced Weather Information Systems) training course. Our course is an EWINS-qualification program, not a 5-35 minute lecture on the theory and concept of EWINS – it is application. After completing the course and receiving a certificate, the individual will not only be more astute at weather analysis, but will be in a more favorable position to become EWINS-certified.

https://www.sheffield.com/course/ewins-enhanced-weather-information-systems

EWINS Qualification Dispatcher Weather Training – August 2020

August 20-21, 2020

Sheffield is offering a 2-day Advanced Weather Forecasting/EWINS (Enhanced Weather Information Systems) training course. Our course is an EWINS-qualification program, not a 5-35 minute lecture on the theory and concept of EWINS – it is application. After completing the course and receiving a certificate, the individual will not only be more astute at weather analysis, but will be in a more favorable position to become EWINS-certified.

https://www.sheffield.com/course/ewins-enhanced-weather-information-systems

EWINS Qualification Dispatcher Weather Training – May 2020

May 21-22, 2020

Sheffield is offering a 2-day Advanced Weather Forecasting/EWINS (Enhanced Weather Information Systems) training course. Our course is an EWINS-qualification program, not a 5-35 minute lecture on the theory and concept of EWINS – it is application. After completing the course and receiving a certificate, the individual will not only be more astute at weather analysis, but will be in a more favorable position to become EWINS-certified.

https://www.sheffield.com/course/ewins-enhanced-weather-information-systems

EWINS Qualification Dispatcher Weather Training – March 2020

March 26-27, 2020

Sheffield is offering a 2-day Advanced Weather Forecasting/EWINS (Enhanced Weather Information Systems) training course. Our course is an EWINS-qualification program, not a 5-35 minute lecture on the theory and concept of EWINS – it is application. After completing the course and receiving a certificate, the individual will not only be more astute at weather analysis, but will be in a more favorable position to become EWINS-certified.

https://www.sheffield.com/course/ewins-enhanced-weather-information-systems

Extended Operations (ETOPS) – November 2020

November 18, 2020

ETOPS training originated when the FAA decided to grant permission for the airlines to operate twin-engine aircraft, such as the B-757’s, Airbus, etc. over the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, or desolate areas. The operation originally applied to two-engine airplanes flying more than 60 minutes from the nearest adequate airport, but now includes three- or four-engine airplanes flying more than 180 minutes from the nearest adequate airport.

https://www.sheffield.com/course/etops-extended-options

Extended Operations (ETOPS) – August 2020

August 19, 2020

ETOPS training originated when the FAA decided to grant permission for the airlines to operate twin-engine aircraft, such as the B-757’s, Airbus, etc. over the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, or desolate areas. The operation originally applied to two-engine airplanes flying more than 60 minutes from the nearest adequate airport, but now includes three- or four-engine airplanes flying more than 180 minutes from the nearest adequate airport.

https://www.sheffield.com/course/etops-extended-options

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