The use of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is soaring for commercial and military purposes, a trend which is believed to be increasing the risk of terrorist attacks or incidents involving aircraft. So are we allowing our insatiable need for technology to become one of our biggest threats, or are we capable enough of regulating and controlling the power of UAVs to exploit only their positive usage for human development and commercial purposes? Let’s analyse the facts.
The dynamic growth of economies in South-east Asia, currently brings golden opportunities to boost tourism and trade for all aviation players. Research shows that ASEAN’s capacity shrunk significantly from 30% (2013) to 13% 2014. However, Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) made up approximately 60% of the total market and rising quicker than their full service carrier counterparts. With rapid growth of South-east Asia’s LCCs, leisure travel is in major demand for many passengers, so th
The success of the Brookfield Education and Training / Croatia Airlines EASA Engineer B1 course has attracted a growing number of international students for the second year intake scheduled for October 2016 and now the course is actively being marketed in China where an increasing number of affluent families are seeking rewarding educational opportunities in Europe for their children. The new initiative is being promoted by the Brookfield team in China. Siya Sun, Brookfield’s
Brookfield Aviation has been raising money for its supported charities for many years. Having already raised in excess of £70,000 (US$ 100,000) through the Brookfield Foundation, we were delighted to be one of the sponsors of “Top Model 2016” a prestigious event held at the London Hilton Metropole on April 1st in aid of the Children with Cancer UK charity. We had some bias in our support for Epsom’s own top model, Susanna Trujillo (pictured above) who made it all the way to
For centuries, enterprising individuals from Europe have travelled throughout the world and taken up positions which have enhanced their wealth and social standing. In the 20th century, as the world became smaller with the advancement of air travel and improved educational and professional standards, more and more people from different nations packed their bags and headed for new pastures to take up expatriate jobs, some on the other side of the globe. This trend has continue
Oradea International Airport has recently upgraded both the runway and the terminal and are ready for business. As the Western Gate of Romania, Oradea International Airport is very well placed to serve central Europe. Nestled almost equal distances from city capitals including Bucharest, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Belgrade and Bratislava, Oradea Airport’s new facilities will offer any airline or training organisation a perfect place to serve the surrounding community. Oradea A
Going to work as a pilot in China? What will happen during the selection process and how will it be when you get there. It can be a big culture-shock for many pilots, so we asked Brookfield’s client liaison associate for Central China, Jacob Ren, how he supports new pilots arriving in his country Q. Jacob, what’s the first contact you have with pilots arriving in China? I pick up the candidates from the airport and take them to hotel. When pilots first come to China, some
Not long ago, I took part in a Virtual Reality (VR) product demonstration in a shopping centre in London. One of the mobile giants was launching their new set of VR headsets to the public. The idea was to take all of us to a VR trip to Six Flags in California. I have to admit, I was very reluctant about this new experience, but when I was sitting in that chair with my headset on, it felt almost as if I was there; I felt vertigo, the reaction of people next to me, the wind, I