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November 6, 2014 BE_Articles, BE_Post No Comments



Read the introductory text about the organizational structure of Southwest Airlines. Compare it to the conventional organizational chart some bigger airlines have implemented (below) and a general approach to structure (see text below):


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Taking Responsibility

October 13, 2014 BE_Articles, BE_Post No Comments




Read the introductory text about the disruption of flights in April 2010.

It seems like the start of 2010 was all about the U.K. and its airline industry, first bringing severe weather and along with it – flight cancellations, then BA strike, and continuing with the volcano eruption in April that effectively grounded all non-emergency flights in Britain following a flight ban, leaving passengers stranded and frustrated at airports. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2010/apr/15/volcano-airport-disruption-iceland.

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Aviation English – Portuguese Dictionary


We are launching an English – Portuguese technical dictionary for aviation professionals. It provides the translation for technical aviation vocabulary for English and Portuguese. It also has an optional pronunciation guide for Aviation English terms.

Key benefits:

1. FREE to download (only pay for audio US$4.99)

2. Easy type and get dictionary (type by keyword and matching word will be listed below)

3. Confirm the correct English pronunciation

4. A comprehensive list of aviation terms included

5. Switch easily from Portuguese to English and English to Portuguese

6. Compatible for Apple iphone/ipad/itouch and Android


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September 15, 2014 BE_Articles, BE_Post No Comments



Read the introductory text about NextGen and follow links for additional reading material.

The Next Generation Transportation System, or simply – NextGen – is the name attributed to a new National Airspace System that is going to be implemented in the United States between 2012 and 2025.


The need for such a system has been widely discussed in the FAA and beyond, the main justification being that American airports are simply too congested, flights are overscheduled, delayed or canceled and something needs to be done to alleviate the gridlock problem.

George Donohue, director of the center within the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering, says: “Commercial flying in the United States is often an abysmal experience, and our research says that it is only going to get worse. Passengers are frustrated in their inability to have a predictable, comfortable trip.”


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Top 10 Aviation Gifts


If you are searching for a gift for a pilot there are many options to consider. The fact of the matter is that this industry is always growing and expanding. With that in mind you should not have any problems finding the perfect aviation gift for the pilot in your life. But if you are having a bit of trouble there is no need to worry. Listed below are ten of the best aviation gifts on the market today.

1. An air band transceiver with navigation display is a great gift for a pilot. Even though you will have to spend several hundred dollars, this is one aviation gift that will be used time and time again.


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September 9, 2014 BE_Articles, BE_Post No Comments


Level: Easy

1.     Read this abstract about a world-known aviation industry show, then answer questions based on the information provided in the text:

The Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) is a seven-day trade fair for the aviation business that is held once every two years in Hampshire, UK. (http://www.farnborough.com  ) This airshow is considered to be one of the world's most iconic global aviation events. It is particularly important because new developments and orders are announced during the event.

2008 was a record-breaking year for FIA bringing US$88.7 billion worth of orders announced during the show.  The dire slump that followed and haunted the aviation industry for 2 years after the show seems to be over in 2010.

FIA 2010 channels a new, more optimistic mood and there is talk of a revival of fortune for the air shows that have recently not been doing very well in this economy.

Leading aircraft manufacturers and leasers claim one year has made a substantial difference, and there is hope that about 400 hundred planes would be ordered by the end of the trade week.


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August 29, 2014 BE_Articles, BE_Post No Comments



Read the following short introduction to the topic. Review this important vocabulary below.

·        international policy

·        crucial areas

·        liberalization of the industry

·        elimination

·        government interference

·        lucrative

·        on-again off-again talks

“Open skies” is an international policy concept which allows for liberalization of the airline industry in several crucial areas. Its key provisions include the elimination of government interference in the commercial decisions of airline carriers, free market where competition is key, providing fair and equal opportunity for competition, etc.

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Preparação para Entrevistas


English for Aviation Business Executives

Aviation Business Executives are communicating more frequently in English. Negotiations are common with foreigners, mergers and alliances occuring frequently.

Use this site to study, improve and maintain your level of Business English, specifically for the Aviation Business Professional.

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Aviation Business English Topics found on this Aviation English Blog Tutorial site:

Green Airlines (Environmentally Friendlyt Airlines)

Interesting Airline Brands

Airline Customer Service

Low cost v Conventional Airlines

Airlines Alliances


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Read the introductory text about mergers, following links to additional material where necessary.

Airline mergers have caused a lot of controversy in the history of aviation, some of them proving that bigger is not better at all (http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_20/b4178007849046_page_2.htm ), yet for industry giants, like Continental and United, learning from other airlines’ mistakes may just not be an option.

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Aviation English Portuguese Dictionary for Iphone and Android







Aviation English Portuguese Dictionary é o mais novo aplicativo para Iphones lançado pela Global Aviation English, com ele os nossos alunos poderão ter acesso à todos os termos específicos da Aviação em português e em inglês, sem pagar nada por isso!

Além da praticidade de ter um dicionário, o aplicativo também possui a versão falada de todos os termos e você poderá corrigir a sua pronúncia ouvindo o dicionário. Para este recurso será cobrado um valor de USD4,99.























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