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Emirates throws lifeline to superjumbo

Emirates throws lifeline to superjumbo

Image: Airbus Newsroom Emirates has just announced an order for 36 of Airbus’ A380s, potentially saving the jet from being discontinued. Earlier this week, John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer at Airbus, said that the A380 programme would have to shut down if a deal...

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Is this the end of the A380?

Is this the end of the A380?

The end of the much-loved superjumbo, the Airbus A380, might be in sight as the manufacturer has not received any orders for the plane in two years. The company has said that if it doesn’t get any orders from Emirates, its largest A380 customer, production of the...

A guide to pilot licences

A guide to pilot licences

There are different types of pilot licence depending on the aircraft you want to fly, where you want to fly, and whether you want to fly professionally or not. There are also ‘ratings’ which you can add to your licence after further training to get extra privileges,...

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How to answer ‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’

‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’ is one of the most common, yet one of the most frustrating, questions you can expect to be asked in a job interview. Rarely will someone be able to predict exactly where they’ll be in five years time and it can feel like your...

How to answer: ‘What is your greatest strength?’

‘What is your greatest strength?’ is a common interview question, often accompanied by ‘What is your greatest weakness?’ On the surface, talking about your strengths might sound easier than talking about your weaknesses, however, it is just as important and requires...

How to become a pilot in the UK

Becoming a pilot is the dream of many, however relatively few make it to the end of the difficult and expensive training required. To work as a commercial pilot, you will need an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). Training for this can take around two years and...

How to answer: ‘What is your greatest weakness?’

‘What is your greatest weakness?’ is a dreaded interview question which is usually sprung on candidates the moment they start to feel comfortable. Many find this question to be frustrating and unfair as no one will want to reduce their chances of getting the job by...

How to answer ‘Tell me about yourself’ in a job interview

There are a handful of job interview questions that you are almost guaranteed to get asked regardless of the role, industry, or level of experience. The dreaded ‘Tell me about yourself’ is one of those. This is used by many interviewers as a bit of an icebreaker to...

Helicopter engineer job description

A helicopter engineer is responsible for the maintenance and repair of helicopters. These roles are usually based at airports or at flight service centres. You could work on helicopters used for transport, by the emergency services, for private use, or by the...