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Aviation’s Hot, New Trend: Flight-Shaming

CO2 Emissions from flying

At the dawn of a new decade, industry predictions are derivative of trends and current events of the year before. For instance, in 2019, Swedish environmentalists started an anti-flying movement to highlight the negative impact air travel has on the environment. In 2020, private aircraft owners and commercial airlines will need to seriously consider a […]

Toyota Invested $349M in Flying Taxis

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Recently, Toyota invested $349 million in a flying taxis business venture with startup Joby Aviation. The Santa Cruz-based company is looking to manufacture electric air taxis that transport passengers over gridlocked highways and city streets. Toyota’s recent investment in Joby Aviation brings the startup’s total investment to $720 million, [1]  making it the top-funded electric […]

Is There A Future for Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Planes?

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It’s no secret that carbon emissions from transportation are the main culprits in harming our planet’s ecosystem. While cars and trains are advancing in green, electric power to maintain a sustainable environment, the aviation industry is still falling behind. Although air travel is responsible for over 2% of global carbon emissions[1], it’s projected aviation emissions […]

2020 Inductees to the Women in Aviation Hall of Fame

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The 31st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference will be held March 5-7, 2020 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida to honor the 2020 inductees. The Class of 2020 are women who’ve made momentous contributions as record setters, pioneers, or innovators. These individuals or groups have either helped other women become […]

The Matter of Addressing Aviation Cybersecurity

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Shipping and supply vessel giant, Maersk, endured almost half a billion dollars in losses back in 2017 when their systems were infected by the NotPetya sabotageware. However, Maersk was not the target of the cyber-attack; so, how could this problem affect the aviation industry? Yes, the Maersk attack impacted the company, not its aircraft, but […]

Air Travel for Big Events: Flights for the World Cup

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Croatia’s surprising run to the World Cup final. Carli Lloyd’s fastest hat trick in World Cup history for the win in the final against Japan. Marta’s record-breaking penalty kick to become the person with the most World Cup goals ever. The World Cup is a chance for the top players and teams to come together […]

Boeing Future in Trouble? American Airlines Bought Airbus Planes Instead

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The end of June held the biggest air show in the aviation industry. The Paris Air Show is a chance for plane manufactures to show off their newest and greatest planes and more importantly, for airlines across the world to buy them up. The annual air show is typically dominated by the well-known Chicago-based manufacturers, […]

Worldwide Aviation Job Trends

As the oldest aircraft dispatcher school in the United States, we have watched the aviation industry change dramatically over the years. We have seen how advances in technology have impacted the field and the various aviation career trend shifts.  If you are contemplating a career in aviation, our aeronautics school wants to help. We are […]

What’s In Your Pilots Bag?

Have you ever wondered what’s inside your pilot’s flight bag? You’ve seen them boarding your plane or walking to the terminals carrying luggage – but what’s inside? Our aeronautics school graduates share firsthand knowledge of the contents inside your pilots bag below.

How Do Pilots Fly in Bad Weather?

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With the holidays arriving and cold weather brewing, ice, rain, and wind will be all the norm soon. During the holidays, many like to travel to visit family or to get away. A common concern among uncommon flyers is: how do pilots fly in bad weather? Our aircraft dispatcher graduates share how their colleagues manage […]

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