CPaT sees uptick in training demand: Training provider CPaT Global said it sees signs of industry recovery as evidenced by growing demand for aviation training distance learning. “CPaT Global has closed 28 new client contracts and existing client upgrade contracts in the last 60 days,” said Capt. Greg Darrow, CPaT’s vice president of sales. “This kind of demand even in the best of times would be extremely positive for CPaT, let alone on the backend of a global pandemic. We’re optimistic about what the future holds for the aviation industry overall.” While there are projections for travel demand to pick up by summer, CPaT sees signs of recovery with increased training contracts as airlines begin to recall pilots in preparation for the surge in summer flying. CPaT provides more than 100 aircraft systems courses and interactive diagrams, 40+ general subjects courses covering FAA, EASA, and ICAO regulations, realistic Aircraft Procedures training including FMS Skills training, 3-D cockpit flow and walk around training.
Flyschool Air Academy acquires second ALSIM AL250: Flyschool Air Academy in Spain has acquired a second AL250 simulator for its new base in Mallorca from ALSIM. The AL250 simulator addresses initial phase training needs (PPL, CPL, IR/ME) and is SEP/MEP re-configurable simulator certified as an EASA FNPT II. In addition, it offers both classic and glass cockpit instrumentation for each flight model at the simple flick of a switch. This device has been extremely well received since its creation and more than 65 of these have already been installed and are in successful operation worldwide. “We chose ALSIM again for the great professionalism and commitment of all their teams. In addition, the simulator AL250 is a very reliable device, with high quality details and offers all that the airline pilot needs. All this makes the customer experience unique and ALSIM is a key element and partner for the actual and future growth of Flyschool.” according to Rafael Lopez, general director at Flyschool Air Academy.
Emirates restarts flights to Newark via Athens: Emirates has announced it will resume daily services to Newark via Athens from 1 June 2021. The resumed flight will provide global travellers with another access point to the popular New York Metropolitan area, serving the large Greek-American community in the United States while offering a convenient connection to travellers headed towards the Middle East, West Asia, and Africa via Dubai. The addition of Newark via Athens will take Emirates’ US network to 10 destinations following the resumption of services to Seattle, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York JFK, Washington DC, Dallas and San Francisco (to resume on 2 March). The Dubai-Athens-Newark flight will operate daily with a three-class Boeing 777-300ER, complementing Emirates’ double daily flights to New York (JFK) as the airline continues to expand across North America.
First Brazilian Praetor 500 delivery: Embraer recently delivered the first Praetor 500 to an undisclosed customer in Brazil, marking the first delivery of the aircraft type in the country. The Praetor 500 is currently the farthest – and fastest – flying midsize business jet, with an intercontinental range of 3,340 nautical miles (6,186 km), with four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves “We are proud to deliver the first Praetor 500 in Brazil, the leading business aviation market in Latin America.” said Gustavo Teixeira, Embraer’s sales vice president for Latin America. “The Praetor 500 features the most advanced technology, superior comfort, and unique operational versatility, which will allow our new customer to reach farther distances while operating from small airfields.” The Praetor 500 truly outperforms its class. It’s the only midsize jet with full fly-by-wire flight controls, as well as active turbulence reduction for the smoothest flight, enhanced safety and reduced pilot workload.
Frequentis and Bayanat to support Dubai Air Navigation Services: Frequentis and long-term partner Bayanat were selected by Dubai Air Navigation Services to supply two identical D-ATIS (digital automatic terminal information service) systems for Dubai International Airport (DXB), and Dubai World Central (DWC). The solution will provide safe and effective integration of automatic meteorological information via terrestrial broadcast and data-link transmission. The Frequentis smartTOOLS solution will enable dans to realise its extensive contingency plans for both airports. Dubai International Airport is the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic, serving approximately 88 million passengers per year, as well as handling 2.65 million tons of cargo. It also serves as the primary hub for Emirates Airlines. The Frequentis D-ATIS project is part of a larger program to establish a critical contingency equipment room for dans, a contract awarded to Bayanat in February 2020. The current D-ATIS will be replaced with the Frequentis D-ATIS, and set up with quad redundancy, ensuring maximum availability for one of the world’s biggest airports.
Gazpromneft-Aero to provide refuelling at Dubai International Airport: Gazpromneft Aero, the aviation fuel operator of Gazprom Neft, has signed a contract to provide aircraft refuelling services on behalf of Belavia Airlines, the Belorussian flagship carrier, at Dubai International Airport (UAE). Gazpromneft-Aero provides ‘into the wing’ refuelling at international airports in the United Arab Emirates in partnership with the country’s national aviation fuel company. In turn, airline customers from Dubai can receive guaranteed fuel service at the airports of Gazpromneft-Aero’s presence in Russia and the CIS. “We have been cooperating with Belavia for four years. In addition to refuelling the airline’s scheduled flights in Dubai, Gazpromneft-Aero provides Belavia with refuelling services at the international airports of Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad and Voronezh. As international air traffic resumes, we are delighted to expand our cooperation with Belarusian partners and provide them with high-quality services on other popular destinations in Russia and abroad,” said Vladimir Yegorov, Gazpromneft-Aero’s CEO.