The global airline industry has experienced some of its safest years ever in terms of fatal accidents recently, despite a number of crashes. However, the long-term improvement in its risk management record is challenged by a growing number of insurance claims and risks.
Aerial firefighting is today a normal part of the fire protection system in every developed country. Its roots can be traced back to the years after World War II, when the first attempts to extinguish fires using aircraft occurred. Since then, modified ex-military aircraft have been replaced on the market by special firefighting models. Today, […]
Few people know that the Czechoslovak Air Security Force, a predecessor of the current Police Aviation Department, was the very first in the world to use a helicopter for police duties. In July this year, it will be 71 years since this historical event. And although at that time helicopters were rare, nowadays they present […]
Some analysts predict that as many as 3,000 air taxis could be operating globally within five years, a figure that could rise to 12,000 by 2030. Some say that those figures could be conservative. Are these predictions based on reality or are they just wishful thinking? The fact is that the air taxi market is […]
Avionics are without doubt the system which is undergoing the fastest evolution of all aeroplane parts. They have a key impact on plane efficiency, capabilities and safety, because they provide the interface for operating all systems, starting with flight controls, up to weapons and sensors, and therefore have always to be ahead of the development […]
The L-39NG is entering a large worldwide market of almost 5,000 jet and turboprop trainer aircraft. This market segment is facing a reduction in size accompanied by a strong focus on a significant increase in trainer aircraft versatility and their capability to be deployed in more training stages simultaneously, with a concurrent demand to reduce acquisition and operating costs. In […]