Tag Archives | Hijack risk

Holiday flight guide to hijacks, intercepts and bomb threats

Qatar Airways flight QR23 from Doha to Manchester, UK was just an ordinary flight until it was quite close to its destination. At that point the window passengers in the Airbus A330 noticed that the flight had been intercepted by an RAF Typhoon fighter. It was shadowing them in loose formation. QR23′s crew had been […]

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The Light Blues

First Officer Victoria Auld of Flybe has become the first pilot in UK to be presented with a Multi-crew Pilot Licence. Holding the first UK MPL On 12 November 2010, the Civil Aviation Authority’s Head of Approved Training Organisations, Licencing and Training Roy Burden delivered the first six UK Multi-Crew Pilot Licences to Flybe for presentation to newly graduated Bombardier Q400 […]

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Taking crew qualifications seriously

Sorry to go on about what Flybe has been doing recently, but actually it’s important to the UK airline industry, and other European carriers could learn a trick or two as well. Europe’s largest regional carrier has just finished training 21 cabin crew, and the airline has won recognition under the UK’s national vocational qualifications system […]

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Will FlyBe breathe life into the struggling MPL?

FlyBe’s brilliant. For the un-initiated it’s a UK based regional airline that is now Europe’s largest. It breaks all the rules and makes money doing it when no-one else seems to be able to. It’s increasing its profits when everyone else is seeing reductions or actual losses. Which rules does it break? Well, it flies lots of […]

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