Category Archives: Industry News

What do I need to know about the Edgley Optica EA-7?

Once you have seen an Edgley Optica EA-7 before, you will never forget its iconic silhouette. This plane looks like it came straight out of a James Bond movie. Made in 1979, this British light aircraft still looks futuristic today. It was designed specifically for low-speed observation work as a cheaper alternative to helicopters.   John Edgley, the Optica designer, was a postgraduate student at the Imperial College of Science & Technology in London when he started working with the plane. The final aerodynamic design was completed in 1974 and was wind-tunnel tested in the following year. The first prototype was constructed ...

What Can We Expect From the Aviation Industry This 2021?

2020 has been undeniably hard for the whole aviation industry; airlines took a big hit they weren't prepared for. But now, as we step into the new year, we're bringing all the lessons and experiences we've had. Here are the things we can expect in 2021. Sustainability Initiatives The pandemic crisis grounded thousands of planes, particularly the older, less efficient aircraft. In a way, it has been good for the environment. It resulted in the removal of tons of carbon emissions in the skies. Covid may have accelerated the progress of sustainable aviation. Companies are now investing billions of dollars into more ...

How Will COVID Make Aviation a Better Industry?

The effects of Covid-19 on commercial and general aviation, and the efforts made by the AOPA. As Covid-19 continues to ravage many different industries around the world, aviators and aircraft enthusiasts are left with the question: How is the aviation industry holding up? What are the effects of Covid-19 in general aviation? With the pandemic still far from its end, tourism has yet to recover. This situation greatly impacted the amount of all kinds of travel negatively, especially commercial flights. According to the data provided by the International Civil Aviation Organization, it is estimated that there was about a 51% overall ...

New Aviation Initiative Encourages Young Women to Fly

Women play a fundamental pillar in the growth and development of the aviation industry, which has grown significantly in recent decades. And that is why a team of women passionate about aviation founded The Women in Aviation Asia Project (WiAA). This is a platform devised with the aim of inviting, inspiring, and encouraging young women to be part of the industry, which offers a channel for women who have made a mark in aviation to share their experience and knowledge, and also provides resources and tools for young women interested in pursuing educational opportunities and careers in aviation and space. ...

Why Did Small Plane Aviation Thrive in the COVID Economy?

COVID-19 disrupted life as we've known it. In a snap, everything had changed. People are staying in; travels are canceled; schools are closed. It sent the world and the economy to a big giant pause. But there is one particular industry that beat the worst of it – the small plane aviation industry. When lockdowns were imposed, non-essential travels were banned. Many airlines decommissioned their planes because maintaining the fleet became too expensive without commercial flights to fund it. Even household name airlines were affected by this pandemic. But the same is not true for the small plane industry. In fact, ...

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