AviationCV.com to become world’s largest aviation jobs portal

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For the third year in a row AviationCV.com, a global provider of aviation specialist resourcing solutions, has announced recording double growth in terms of unique users visiting the website in search of jobs. Each month the platform welcomes almost 300 000 visitors. By 2017, it is expected to exceed 350 000 monthly visits making AviationCV.com the largest aviation jobs portal in the market.

Over the past two years, the number of CVs listed on the platform grew by over 40%. Today, AviationCV.com features 150 000 unique resumes of pilots, aircraft engineers, cabin crew, managers and other industry professionals. Being both a job search and communications platform for aviation professionals, http://www.aviationcv.com’s traffic increased by over 100% year-on-year over the 2014-2016 period.

In just 5 years, AviationCV.com has developed from a start-up company to one of the global market leaders. The growth was largely driven by the dedicated team as well as its innovative approach to marketing and IT tools. The company’s client list features such names as Emirates, Ryanair, Turkish Airlines, Etihad Airways, China Airlines, Ethiopian, Air Astana and many more.

“When it comes to new talent, nowadays aviation employers compete not only amongst themselves, but also with multiple major non-aviation employers, including Facebook, Google, and other tech giants. Thus, it’s vital to apply all means of communication in order to build the desired brand image and attract experienced professionals or rising talents. This covers far more than just job postings: content marketing, social media, video testimonials and many more,” explains Skaiste Knyzaite, the CEO of AviationCV.com.

According to S.Knyzaite, AviationCV.com’s success lies in its ability to continuously update its database and provide users with multiple functions. “Browsing through the newest job postings is not the only thing that our clients can do on the platform. They can also communicate with other community members, share and discuss industry news, etc. This allows us to maintain continuous contact with potential candidates – even those who are not seeking new employment at the time. The growing number of visitors to the site is a clear indicator of its value for the end users. By 2017, we expect to reach 350 000 monthly visitors and become the world’s largest aviation jobs platform.”

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Harrison Ford Narrates ‘Living in the Age of Airplanes,’ to Be Released by National Geographic Studios to Giant Screen, Digital, IMAX® and Museum Cinemas Worldwide

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National Geographic Studios has acquired the global theatrical rights to the film “Living in the Age of Airplanes,” which takes audiences on an epic journey through 18 countries and across all seven continents as it presents a unique perspective on how the airplane has changed the world. It will be available to 15/70 flat and dome film screens and to all digital screens when it is released worldwide on April 10, 2015.

Produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (“One Six Right”), “Living in the Age of Airplanes” is narrated by actor and pilot Harrison Ford and features an original score by Academy Award®-winning composer and pilot James Horner (“Avatar,” “Titanic”). The film was shot in 95 locations around the globe, from remote places like the South Pole and the Maldives to historically significant sites of ancient civilizations. The narrative weaves together the profound ways that aviation has transformed our lives, connecting countries and cultures while expanding horizons and minds.

“Since we were all born into a world with airplanes, it’s hard to imagine that jet travel itself is only 60 years old, just a tick on the timeline of human history,” said Terwilliger. “Yet practically overnight, our perception of crossing continents and oceans at 500 mph has turned from fascination to frustration. I want to reignite people’s wonder for one of the most extraordinary aspects of the modern world.”

“‘Living in the Age of Airplanes’ is the perfect film for National Geographic,” said Mark Katz, president of distribution for National Geographic Studios. “Its visuals are breathtaking, it tells an amazing story and will engage audiences on a variety of levels, from adventure to geography to exploration and more, which aligns completely with National Geographic’s mission to inspire, illuminate and teach.”
With a mission to inspire, illuminate and teach, the National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. The member-supported Society, which believes in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world, reaches over 600 million people each month through its media platforms, products and events. National Geographic has funded more than 11,000 research, conservation and exploration projects, and its education programs promote geographic literacy. National Geographic Studios is the video/film production arm of the Society, which creates research-based television, film and digital entertainment content.
Terwilliger Productions is an independent production company based in Los Angeles that produces high-quality, thought-provoking films. The company is best known for the aviation documentary “One Six Right,” a film that celebrates local airports as unsung heroes, which was distributed worldwide.

SiriusXM and WSI Introduce In-flight Weather Solution for Apple iPad® and iPad mini™

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SiriusXM and WSI Corporation today introduced the all-new SiriusXM SXAR1 Portable Aviation Receiver and updated WSI aviation app to provide pilots with the most relevant pre-flight briefing and in-flight weather information in the industry.  SXAR1 connects with WSI Pilotbrief Optima, giving business and general aviation pilots in-flight access to SiriusXM Aviation via Apple iPad® and iPad mini™.

WSI Pilotbrief Optima for General Aviation and Enterprise are the first SXAR1-compatible apps; both available now as free downloads from the iTunes App Store. Subscription to SiriusXM Aviation Weather is sold separately.

“SXAR1 is the first portable aviation receiver that delivers SiriusXM Aviation to the Apple iPad or iPad mini,” said Craig Correa, Vice President Marine and Aviation Services, SiriusXM.  “SiriusXM is excited to go to market with WSI to deliver high-definition weather information that pilots can use in the cockpit as well as the ability to listen to the outstanding variety of audio entertainment available to SiriusXM listeners.  All of this is easily controlled by the touch-screen interface of the iPad.”

“Pilot demand for reliable situational awareness dramatically increased when satellite-delivered weather was first introduced into the cockpit,” said Mark D. Miller, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Aviation at WSI.  “During disruptive weather, a richer set of weather data enables preemptive planning to avoid aviation hazardous phenomena. The SXAR1 and Pilotbrief Optima give pilots some of the most informed and enjoyable flying experiences in general aviation today.”

SXAR1 features Bluetooth® technology that offers portability without wires or audio jacks and its compact-size allows for easy placement on the aircraft glareshield or other convenient location. In addition, a rechargeable battery enables multiple legs of flying when fully charged.

SiriusXM SXAR1 Portable Aviation Receiver with WSI Pilotbrief Optima provide situational awareness of weather and related conditions across the U.S. and more than one hundred miles into U.S. coastal waters, as well as delivering the following features and services:

  • CONUS Composite and North American Base Reflective Radar, providing a more complete picture of current conditions
  • Internal SiriusXM and GPS/WAAS antennas
  • Lightning– SiriusXM is the only broadcast weather service providing pilots lightning data on all service tiers
  • Graphical winds aloft
  • SIGMETs including convection, icing, turbulence, and volcanic ash
  • Flight route following
  • Airport charts
  • WSI Graphical Turbulence
  • METARs and TAFs for the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean

Pilots can also use their iPad to control SiriusXM’s audio entertainment while in flight, providing access to commercial-free music; plus premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and Latin music, sports and talk programming, which can be streamed through a Bluetooth®-enabled aircraft headset or cabin audio system.

The SXAR1 Portable Aviation Receiver is now available at Sporty’s Pilot Shop as well as at www.siriusxm.com/shopaviation at an MSRP of $699.00; subscription sold separately.  For a limited time, SiriusXM is also offering subscribers activating a SiriusXM Aviation receiver with an eligible data package a $300.00 SiriusXM Rewards Visa® Prepaid Card.  For more information on SiriusXM Aviation, service tiers available to pilots, and complete Rebate Offer Details, please visit www.siriusxm.com/sxmaviation.

SXAR1 is designed for compatibility with any second generation or later iPad or iPad mini.

SiriusXM Services, which may include traffic, weather and other content and emergency alert information and data, is not for “safety for life,” but is merely supplemental and advisory in nature, and therefore should not be relied upon as safety critical in connection with any aircraft, sea craft, automobile, or any other usage.

WSI Corporation is the world’s leading provider of weather-driven business solutions for professionals in the aviation, energy, insurance and media markets, as well as multiple federal and state government agencies. WSI is a member of The Weather Company and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts with offices in Madison, Wisconsin and Birmingham, England. The Weather Company is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world’s largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 26.7 million subscribers.  SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and from retailers nationwide as well as atshop.siriusxm.com. SiriusXM programming is available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other connected devices as well as online atsiriusxm.com. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers in cars, trucks, RVs, boats and aircraft through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™, SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine™, Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation™, and XMWX Marine™.  SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services to major automotive manufacturers, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

Dassault Aviation and Wallan Aviation Extend Relationship With New Falcon 5X Agreement

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Dassault Aviation has announced the sale of a Falcon 5X ultra-wide body twin jet to Wallan Aviation, the prominent Middle East general aviation company. The 5,200 nm 5X will be delivered in 2018 and Wallan Aviation will operate the aircraft for the company’s own use with the option to charter. The agreement was signed at the Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show 2014, hosted at Dubai World Central.

According to Wallan Aviation, Falcons – including the new Falcon 5X and 8X – are well-suited to the needs of the region, offering long range, spacious and comfortable cabins with low cabin pressure, and large luggage storage capacity. Wallan Aviation have already experienced and operated a Falcon 900EX EASy and a Falcon 900LX.

The Middle East region accounts for 20% of worldwide sales for the Falcon 5X, which was introduced in 2013. With a range of 5,200 nm, it can fly passengers nonstop from Dubai to Cape Town or from Riyadh to Tokyo. The 5X is on track for a first flight in the second quarter of 2015 and is expected to begin entering Middle Eastinventories in the second half of 2017.

Wallan Aviation has been operating in the Middle East for more than 20 years and has also expanded to other services in the aviation field, including charter, jet maintenance and a flight academy to train the next generation of pilots. The company employs more than 800 staff, with a team of 35 dedicated specifically to aviation.

Mr. Saad Wallan, Chairman of Wallan Aviation and a Board member of MEBAA and the Saudi Aviation Club, a passionate aviator and type rated pilot since 1992, comments: “We chose the Falcon 5X because it is the right aircraft for the Middle East – it is so well adapted to the way we travel in the region and will sit alongside our current Falcons and other platforms, as our business continues to grow very steadily along with the regional market. Our experience of operating Falcons has been very positive and we are able to service and maintain all the aircraft ourselves, with the local support of Dassault. These aircraft also maintain their values very well and offer very good operating economies.”

Commenting on the Wallan Aviation agreement, Mr. Gilles Gautier, VP Falcon Sales for Dassault Aviation, said: “We are delighted to announce this Falcon 5X sale to Wallan Aviation, which is a well-established and highly respected general aviation company in the Middle East and with whom we have built a close working relationship. The 5X has been very strongly received in the regional market, where we continue to invest and expand our infrastructure and support team. Falcons are increasingly proving themselves with operators in the region and this helps develop experience and build confidence in the Falcon range, which also has attractive emissions and environmental credentials.”

Falcon jet sales in the Middle East are supported by a solid after market presence. Dassault Aviation operates an Authorized Service Center, a spares distribution center and a regional sales office in Dubai, UAE, along with an Authorized Service Center and technical office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

There are around 65 Falcon business jets already operating in the region. “Falcons are well-suited to the demands of our Middle East customers, offering long range and large, roomy cabins which are ideal for work or rest,” added Gilles Gautier. “Falcons burn 20-40% less fuel and offer up to 50% lower operating costs than many aircraft in their class.”

Dassault Falcon is the recognized global brand for Dassault business jets which are designed, manufactured and supported by Dassault Aviation and Dassault Falcon Jet Corp.

Dassault Aviation is a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 80 countries across five continents. It produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcons. The company employs a workforce of over 11,000 and has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities around the globe. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,250 Falcon jets have been delivered. Dassault offers a range of six business jets from the twin-engine 3,350 nm large-cabin Falcon 2000S to its new flagship, the tri-engine 6,450 nm ultra-long-range Falcon 8X.

Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, France.  Dassault Falcon Jet markets and supports the Falcon family of business jets throughout North America, South America and the Pacific Rim countries of Asia, including the People’s Republic of China.

Aviation Film Seeks To Grow The Pilot Population

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Jason Schappert, a flight instructor and founder of the online ground school MzeroA.com, is producing a documentary feature film about pilots who haven’t flown in years taking to the skies again called “Flying Again,” and has turned to crowd funding giant KickStarter to raise funds.

The short period fund raising project started this Monday and has already raised half their initial funding goal of $20,000.

“Flying Again is a film that any aviation enthusiast would enjoy,” said Schappert.

The film crew is seeking funding to pay for the computing power needed to edit the 4k footage, and to pay for gear rentals so they can film with professional cinema cameras and stabilization so they can film from a second aircraft while completing training of the documentary subjects.

Schappert is the author of eight industry best selling books, and is writing a companion book called “Help! I haven’t flown in years!” to help guide rusty pilots back into the sky.

Sponsorship rewards include a three year membership to their online ground school, a $5,200 value for a $750 sponsorship, or a day of flying with Schappert to beautiful Cedar Key, Florida, an island with a 2,000 foot water surrounded runway.

“We want to wow the viewers with beautiful aerial footage, but the film is about realizing dreams,” said John Ellis, the director of the film.

“The emotional core of the film is the pilots, and their stories. Each of them has stopped flying for some reason. Life, money, family can all get in the way. But each of them dreamed of being at the controls every time they saw a plane fly overhead,” Ellis said.

“I totally understand it,” Schappert said. “We’re out to get those rusty pilots back in the cockpit and start growing our pilot population.”

To learn more about this film project visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mzeroa/flying-again-a-pilots-journey-back-to-proficiency or to learn more about their online ground school visit MzeroA.com.

 

Cirrus Aircraft’s Vision SF50 personal et takes flight in certification program

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Cirrus Aircraft announced last week the successful first flight of their second certification flight test aircraft, ‘C-One’ (C1), in their Vision SF50 personal jet program. This achievement marks the most recent significant milestone for the program as C1 joins C0 in FAA certification activities and continues to accelerate the Vision SF50 towards entry into service.

C1’s first flight took place on Tuesday afternoon, November 25, 2014 at approximately 3:30 P.M. CST from Duluth International Airport. Upon completion of the forty-five minute flight, Experimental Flight Test Pilot Terry LeSage reported, “All systems operated as expected and C1 handled quite nicely, just as we predicted. This latest ‘first flight’ is a validation of our dedication and commitment to the design goals of this game changing airplane.”

Thanksgiving is a very appropriate week for the first flight of C1 to occur,” said Dale Klapmeier, CEO and Co-founder, Cirrus Aircraft. “We can all be thankful for the continued hard work and dedication of the entire Cirrus team and our partners as we continue to change the face of personal aviation. Together we have achieved another major milestone and we can look forward with excitement to our goal of elevating the personal flying experience with this clean-sheet design.”

Cirrus Aircraft currently plans to have three aircraft dedicated to certification flight-testing in the Vision SF50 personal jet program. C1 is the second aircraft to join the program and will be used for an array of certification efforts including Flight Into Known Icing (FIKI) testing. C0, the first certification flight test aircraft, joined the program on 24 March 2014 and has accumulated nearly 220 flight hours over 150 flights. This aircraft has primarily been used for aerodynamic performance and handling testing and will continue to expand its flight test regime as the program progresses. The third and final flight test aircraft, ‘C-Two’ (C2), will be utilized for reliability testing, optional equipment testing and is expected to join the program in the near future.

The Vision SF50 is a revolutionary personal jet designed to fill the significant gap between high performance piston singles and light jets. Simple to fly and easy to own and operate, the Vision is designed to be a straightforward transition for pilots of high-performance aircraft, such as the Cirrus SR22T. It features a high-end cruise speed of 300 KTAS, advanced avionics, the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS™) and an all-carbon fiber structure. With a current list price of $1.96 million and seating up to five adults and two smaller passengers in an expansive cabin, Vision Jet sets a new standard in luxury and flexibility for pilots and passengers. First customer deliveries of the aircraft are currently planned for the fourth quarter of 2015.

Cirrus Aircraft is a recognized leader in general aviation. Its all-composite line of personal aircraft – the SR20, SR22 and the turbocharged SR22T – incorporate innovative and advanced performance, electronic and safety technologies, including Cirrus Perspective™ by Garmin® avionics and the unique Cirrus Airframe Parachute System™ (CAPS). To date, total time on the worldwide Cirrus Aircraft SR-series fleet surpassed six million flight hours with 99 lives saved as a direct result of CAPS being a standard safety feature on all Cirrus aircraft. The Cirrus Vision SF50 jet, with over 550 production positions reserved, will provide a new personal and regional business transportation solution: the personal jet. All Cirrus aircraft are made in the U.S. with a direct sales force in North America and authorized sales centers covering export markets in 60 countries around the world. Cirrus Aircraft is wholly owned by China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co., Ltd. (CAIGA).

Cirrus Aircraft's Vision SF50 personal et takes flight in certification program

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Cirrus Aircraft announced last week the successful first flight of their second certification flight test aircraft, ‘C-One’ (C1), in their Vision SF50 personal jet program. This achievement marks the most recent significant milestone for the program as C1 joins C0 in FAA certification activities and continues to accelerate the Vision SF50 towards entry into service.

C1’s first flight took place on Tuesday afternoon, November 25, 2014 at approximately 3:30 P.M. CST from Duluth International Airport. Upon completion of the forty-five minute flight, Experimental Flight Test Pilot Terry LeSage reported, “All systems operated as expected and C1 handled quite nicely, just as we predicted. This latest ‘first flight’ is a validation of our dedication and commitment to the design goals of this game changing airplane.”

Thanksgiving is a very appropriate week for the first flight of C1 to occur,” said Dale Klapmeier, CEO and Co-founder, Cirrus Aircraft. “We can all be thankful for the continued hard work and dedication of the entire Cirrus team and our partners as we continue to change the face of personal aviation. Together we have achieved another major milestone and we can look forward with excitement to our goal of elevating the personal flying experience with this clean-sheet design.”

Cirrus Aircraft currently plans to have three aircraft dedicated to certification flight-testing in the Vision SF50 personal jet program. C1 is the second aircraft to join the program and will be used for an array of certification efforts including Flight Into Known Icing (FIKI) testing. C0, the first certification flight test aircraft, joined the program on 24 March 2014 and has accumulated nearly 220 flight hours over 150 flights. This aircraft has primarily been used for aerodynamic performance and handling testing and will continue to expand its flight test regime as the program progresses. The third and final flight test aircraft, ‘C-Two’ (C2), will be utilized for reliability testing, optional equipment testing and is expected to join the program in the near future.

The Vision SF50 is a revolutionary personal jet designed to fill the significant gap between high performance piston singles and light jets. Simple to fly and easy to own and operate, the Vision is designed to be a straightforward transition for pilots of high-performance aircraft, such as the Cirrus SR22T. It features a high-end cruise speed of 300 KTAS, advanced avionics, the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS™) and an all-carbon fiber structure. With a current list price of $1.96 million and seating up to five adults and two smaller passengers in an expansive cabin, Vision Jet sets a new standard in luxury and flexibility for pilots and passengers. First customer deliveries of the aircraft are currently planned for the fourth quarter of 2015.

Cirrus Aircraft is a recognized leader in general aviation. Its all-composite line of personal aircraft – the SR20, SR22 and the turbocharged SR22T – incorporate innovative and advanced performance, electronic and safety technologies, including Cirrus Perspective™ by Garmin® avionics and the unique Cirrus Airframe Parachute System™ (CAPS). To date, total time on the worldwide Cirrus Aircraft SR-series fleet surpassed six million flight hours with 99 lives saved as a direct result of CAPS being a standard safety feature on all Cirrus aircraft. The Cirrus Vision SF50 jet, with over 550 production positions reserved, will provide a new personal and regional business transportation solution: the personal jet. All Cirrus aircraft are made in the U.S. with a direct sales force in North America and authorized sales centers covering export markets in 60 countries around the world. Cirrus Aircraft is wholly owned by China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co., Ltd. (CAIGA).