At the heart of every airline training program is an amazing, multi-million dollar machine. A “Level D” aircraft simulator is the closest you can get to flying without leaving the ground. Costing close to $20 million USD, many aviation fans would love a chance to ride in a simulator. Airline pilots, however, might prefer a root canal over their annual visit to “The Box.” Find out just how cool these machines are…
Congratulations are in order to proud parents Airbus and South Korea’s Asiana Airlines. Asiana’s first A380 took it’s maiden flight Friday from Toulouse to Hamburg where the aircraft will undergo exterior painting and cabin interior completion.
Asiana has a total of six A380’s on order for service between Seoul and the U.S.
In late 2013, UK air carrier EasyJet, aircraft manufacturer Airbus and Nicarnica Aviation of Norway teamed up to test new airborne technology that enables pilots to “see” volcanic ash from the cockpit. The system is a really big deal and I suspect it will be coming to an airliner near you in the next few years. Continue reading