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100 years of the first international commercial flight

On August 25, 100 years of the first international commercial flight were completed. On the same day of 1919, an international commercial flight took off and landed without any incident.

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Airbus A-320 simulator in EAS Barcelona

Seminario de refresco FI (A) / CRI(MEP) / IRI (A)

EAS Barcelona forms in all the professional profiles that constitute the crews of the airline planes.

The qualification required to occupy these places is obtained from the ATO approval, through the specific programs of EAS Barcelona, ​​in the courses called ATP (Air Transport Pilot).

The ATP course consists of a theoretical part, a simulator part and a flight part. They are not parts that are executed sequentially, one after another, but they are coordinated parts, of simultaneous execution in certain phases, that configure the integration of studies for a solid and effective learning.

The simulator practices are carried out in an Airbus A-320 simulator, located in our offices in Barcelona.
EAS Barcelona has the most current technology to guarantee an optimal evolution in the learning of our students. We use the cockpit technology used in all modern airlines of the world, with the representation of flight data on large screens that offer more information and better interpretation of the parameters. It is what is called “Glass Cockpit”.

Below, you can see all the details of our Airbus A-320 simulator:

 

The World’s most transited Airports

Airport activity is increasing. That is said in the latest data published by the ACI (International Airports Council), which reflect a significant increase in passenger numbers, air cargo traffic and total aircraft movements. By quantifying this data, global passenger traffic increased 7.5% in 2017, one of the highest growth rates on record.

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Aerial work, the most unknown general aviation

Air work is considered any specialized commercial aviation operation that does not include air transport operation.

They are those aircraft operations in which it applies to specialized services such as agriculture, construction, photography, plane-raising, observation and patrol, search and rescue, aerial advertisements, etc…

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New World Record: 230,000 flights in 24 hours

If you caught a flight on July 24th, you helped set a new world record. The Flightradar 24 platform recorded the world record for single-day air operations, with 225,000 flights in 24 hours. However, a day later, on July 25, the record was broken again, with 230,000 flights.

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Corporate aviation, a sector in full development in Europe

Executive or corporate aviation is carried out by companies and aircraft dedicated to the efficient, comfortable and safe transport of people in small groups between any origin and destination.

This type of aviation has more exit in a Europe where travel is fast and comfortable, with the aim of not wasting a single minute. These two factors are key for many companies outside the aeronautical sector to have pilots on staff or travel to rental services. These companies can offer a small 8-seater reactor up to a B737 to real flying offices equipped with all kinds of amenities.

In addition, the equipment on board is especially careful, including comfortable seats, work tables, kitchens equipped to the last detail, very complete bathrooms, etc. Sometimes you can even talk about real luxury, with leather sofas, beds, giant screens…

This sector is growing. Global executive aviation moves more than $25 billion a year, and selling it such aircraft also continues to grow, with China, North America and the Persian Gulf being the most commercial markets. This data also includes the Charter or Aerotaxi sector, which, far from being a great luxury, also represents a necessary service for senior executives. 

Some 650,000 journeys are made on average in Europe, and the most representative form of growth is the corporate one. This type of service offers the fractional aircraft, with blocks of hours at a very competitive price.Executive Airlines is the 1st company in Spain in corporate aviation, and was founded with the aim of changing this type of aviation in Europe. 

Executive Airlines was born from the need to manage its own aircraft and not from that of profiting from third-party management, transferring its interests to those of its customers, and has ended up consolidating itself as the second executive aviation company in the market Spanish. There are several major companies that rely on their services, both private clients and large corporations. It currently has a fleet of 30 aircraft and also offers long-haul flights, linking Europe with the rest of the world.

The main Spanish airports have incorporated into their terminal facilities or spaces dedicated to this type of aviation. Barcelona-El Prat Airport has since 2008 what AENA calls its Corporate Terminal. The Terminal is managed, by public award, by two private companies, the company specialized in airport handling Menzies Aviation, and the leading Spanish company in executive aviation, Gestair. These terminals are usually equipped with lounges and comfortable and efficient facilities for work.

 

Another important element for the development of this type of aviation is the platform for the parking of jets, to be provided by airports. At major airports, or with a large volume of operations, this platform is usually independent of that for commercial aviation aircraft. The Barcelona-El Prat platform for executive aviation is adjacent to the Corporate Terminal, and has the capacity to accommodate 42 such aircraft, a tight capacity.In any case, corporate aviation is a high-cost aviation. 

However, for many users, its use is defended from a functional point of view. For example, in the case of multiple company managers moving to a destination without direct flight, scales can be a significant waste of time, and even sometimes these managers may have to stay overnight. In these cases, the costs of accommodation and additional tickets can also be high, so, by bringing together the hours lost on a commercial flight, the company can be profitable.

In conclusion, executive or corporate aviation provides amenities that a commercial flight does not offer, but more importantly, saves valuable time that will result in significant money savings in the medium term for you or your business; almost six hours less per flight if you consider a round trip on a commercial airline.

The air cargo sector will also demand more pilots in the coming years

The demand for commercial pilots is also in addition to air cargo pilots. This sector is constantly growing, mainly due to the growth of e-commerce. And as usual, this growth also poses certain drawbacks. Increase of the salaries and fuel prices, as well as trade war, fuel uncertainty.

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Global Shortage of Aircraft Pilots

According to Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook of 2019, during the next 20 years, the demand of pilotsand workers of the sector will have an important increase to maintain the world fleet. Specifically, it is estimated that 804,000 new civil aviation pilots, 769,000 new maintenance technicians and 914,000 more cabin crew are required.

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History of the Sabadell airport

Sabadell airport is located at 10 kilometers from Barcelona. The airport opened in 1934. It has a 900-meter runway, with an additional 150 from the security zone, and there are currently more than 200 aircraft based at the aerodrome.

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Tecnam Planes

Tecnam is an Italian aeronautical manufacturer. The main activity of the company is the manufacture for other aeronautical constructors and the manufacture of its own range of light aircraft.

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