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Airbus, engineering deans worldwide promote diversity
March 6, 2014, Paris, Fra. - Airbus and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) have launched the call for nominations for the second “Diversity Award.” Its objective is to recognize individuals who have been proactive in bringing more diversity into engineering schools and universities. In addition, it rewards initiatives which encourage young people of all profiles and backgrounds to study and succeed in engineering. The Award was developed and funded by Airbus in partnership with the GEDC, the leading international organization for engineering education.
Boeing, Hainan Airlines expand pilot training pact
March 6, 2014, Seattle, Wa. - Boeing and Hainan Airlines announced a five-year pilot training agreement today to support Hainan's recent introduction of the 787 Dreamliner to its fleet.
WestJet pilot in shock over sexist note
March 5, 2014, Calgary - A female WestJet pilot says she was in “shock” after a passenger left behind a note following a weekend flight to say that the cockpit is “no place for a woman.”
NBAA safety committee identifies top safety areas for 2014
March 5, 2014, Washington, D.C. - For the second consecutive year, the National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA's) Safety Committee has published a list of recommended safety priorities for the business aviation industry. The list is intended to promote safety-focused discussion and advocacy among NBAA Members and the business aviation industry.
Qatar Airways debuts new A380 first class seats
March 5, 2014, Berlin, Ger. - Qatar Airways' highly anticipated first A380-800 is one step closer to joining the airline's fleet, with the unveiling today at ITB Berlin of the new luxury first class seats that will form part of the aircraft's tri-class configuration. As a guest of honour the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, was the first to test the product.
Ottawa makes $250-million investment in CAE
March 5, 2014, Montreal - Flight simulator company CAE is moving ahead with a $700-million project to develop its next generation of simulation platforms over the next five years — with help from the federal government.
GAO report reveals pilot shortage in the U.S.
March 5, 2014, Washington, D.C. - The nation's regional airlines are having trouble hiring enough pilots, the government says, suggesting one reason may be that they simply don't pay enough.
First flight a success for Boeing demonstrator
March 5, 2014, Seattle, Wa. - Boeing’s Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) demonstrator recently completed its first flight to verify airworthiness, an important milestone toward providing a low-risk and cost-effective maritime surveillance solution designed for search and rescue, anti-piracy patrols and coastal and border security.
Facebook in talks to buy UAV maker Titan Aerospace
March 5, 2014, Moriarty, N.M. - Facebook is reportedly in discussions to acquire drone manufacturing firm Titan Aerospace for $60 million, in order to provide internet access to consumers in developing countries.
FLYHT signs new deal with Asian airline
March 5, 2014, Calgary - FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. reported today that it has signed a contract with an Asian charter airline for the Automated Flight Information Reporting System 220.