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Video: Flying Private Jets

This week’s video describes the economics of flying private jets. How can they be worth it?

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  1. What is strange about flying a private jet on the London to Dubai route?
  2. Why do private jets makes sense for Walmart?
  3. When would flying a private jet makes sense for a company?
  4. What are the negatives of private jets?

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The Economics of Private Jets

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Video: Air Traffic Control

This week’s video describes how air traffic control works. Watch to find out how!

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Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. What is Eurocontrol responsible for?
  2. What happens if a flight plan is rejected by the software program checking it?
  3. Who is responsible for an aircraft before it gets to the runway?
  4. What area does Maastricht UAC monitor?
  5. What minimum separation do aircraft have to maintain?
  6. What factors does the controller have influence over for each flight?
  7. What alternatives do airlines have if there is an air traffic control delay?

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How Air Traffic Control Works

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How air traffic control works
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Video: Building the 737MAX

This week’s video discusses the circumstances that made Boeing decide to build the 737.

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Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. What characteristics make the 737MAX different to other modern jets?
  2. What was the original plan for the 737 in 2011?
  3. Why was fuel efficiency less important for short-haul planes?
  4. What is changing in the way airlines are using narrowbody aircraft?
  5. What was the tipping point for Boeing in their decision in relation to the 737?
  6. Why would an airline want a less modern, less efficient 737?
  7. What key change did Boeing have to make to the plane to make it more efficient?
  8. Why was MCAS necessary?
  9. What was the likely cause of the Lion Air 737MAX crash?

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The Economics That Made Boeing Build the 737 Max

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Video: Running out of pilots

This week’s video reports on the declining number of pilots in the world and why it’s happening.

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Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. What does a person need to become a pilot for a commercial airline?
  2. How do pilots accumulate the hours needed to work for a commercial airline?
  3. How is the common financial situation for new commercial pilots?
  4. If a pilot ‘flies’ for seventeen hours per week, what other things form a part of his / her routine?
  5. Why do more senior pilots want to fly international flights?
  6. What indicator of a pilot shortage has been seen in Dubai?
  7. What has been the effect of the pilot shortage on large American carriers?
  8. What has been the effect on the regional airlines?
  9. What controversial suggestion to help the situation has drawn criticism?
  10. How could the industry help the decline in pilot numbers?

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Why the World is Running Out of Pilots

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Video: Why are jumbos disappearing?

This week’s video describes the role of jumbo jets in aviation and why they are disappearing from the skies.

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Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. What problem did the 747 rectify?
  2. Why did Boeing want to be economical in the building of the 747?
  3. So what did they do to be economical?
  4. What’s the first reason these jumbos are disappearing?
  5. What’s the second reason these jumbos are disappearing?
  6. How much was the development of the A380 and will it ever be recovered according to the video?
  7. What do business passengers want nowadays?
  8. Why does the A380 work for Emirates?
  9. What’s the future for these two planes?

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Why are the Jumbo-jets disappearing?

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Video: How airports make money

This week’s video describes how airports make money and why some are more profitable than others.

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. Who owns Heathrow airport?
  2. What is the break even point for per passenger revenue at Heathrow airport?
  3. Which kinds of passengers are more valuable?
  4. Where in the airport do passengers spend most money?
  5. Why do passengers spend more money at Heathrow airport than at other airports?
  6. What is the average cost for a flight which lands at Heathrow?
  7. What amount of a passenger’s ticket price does Heathrow receive?
  8. What aspect of Heathrow’s operation has a negative impact on domestic flights?
  9. Why do most airports lose money?
  10. Why do smaller airports charge airlines less than it costs to operate the airport?

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How Airports Make Money

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