New pilot medical regulations from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority has given rise to a new debate over a perceived inconsistency in the rules.
Bringing an aircraft ‘home’ to Australia is the culmination of not just its construction, but a milestone for Qantas’s chief technical pilot, Alex Passerini.
With the global pilot shortage regularly making headlines, having pilots able to urgently provide short-term services makes sense at face value. But the increase in on-demand aircrew service providers and agencies looks set to be tested by aviation regulators.
Boeing says the commercial airline industry will require 635,000 new pilots over the next 20 years in response to a doubling of the fleet and record demand for air travel.…