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Literally unmanned – will there be anyone to pilot the commercial drone industry?

Ever since the drone market has started to rapidly grow, it has been constantly surrounded by controversy. For instance, with commercialization of drones, over 42% of Americans are concerned about their privacy. However, while aviation authorities are developing new rules to ensure both safety and privacy standards, it seems that drone-skeptics actually shouldn’t worry too much – at least in a short-term perspective. Without universally accepted regulations the commercial drone segment still has almost no one to pilot it. Even for $100 000 a year.

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Pack your bags – the Middle East is calling for aviation expats to fill the gaps

Accounting for around 5% of the global aircraft fleet, the Middle East seems to be the place where most aviation industry players should be on cloud nine. However, most countries within the region are far from ready to handle the ever-growing demand. In fact, over the next several decades the Gulf is expected to require a staggering 90 700 of aviation personnel, including pilots, cabin crew and technicians. 

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Is MRO staff shortage jeopardizing aviation safety?

Despite the recent downturn in the aviation industry and the resulting drop in the number of operating airlines, the global fleet keeps growing further thus increasing the pressure on the aircraft maintenance segment. For instance, American Airlines has been recently rumoured to have instructed their mechanics to commit fraud and disregard certain safety precautions. Although these allegations have yet to be proven or dismissed, few could deny the fact that the ongoing pressure to squeeze costs has been a major task set for industry players in the recent years. The lack of qualified personnel doesn’t make the struggle any easier. Moreover, it signals that today the MRO industry might be suffering way more than we have expected. 

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Flying solo: will co-pilots become a thing of the past?

It is no secret that crew-related costs typically represent 10-20% of an airline’s cost structure – as much, if not more, than any other cost bucket, except fuel, at least before its recent drop in costs. Naturally, reducing the size of cockpit crews for commercial aircraft has been a topic of theoretical discussion among aerospace industry representatives for many years now. Nevertheless, while today realization of such a solution is far less science fiction than it was a few years ago, the possibility of its actual implementation still remains in question.

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