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Low Cost vs. Conventional Airlines

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Low Cost vs. Conventional Airlines

Level: Easy

Read the text about conventional and low-cost carriers and match the words in the left column with the words in the right column:

    1. Low-cost carriers seem to be seriously involved in the new trend in the US airline industry’s domestic market. Both, smaller no-frills carriers (e.g. Allegiant, Frontier and Virgin America) and bigger budget airlines (e.g. JetBlue and Southwest), have grown rapidly over the last decade and are now known to be controlling 30% of the domestic travel market as compared to legacy carriers. As more Americans are changing their habits and choosing discount airlines for domestic flights, conventional airlines are cutting flights, shrinking hubs and even abandoning some destinations. The recent economic downturn has only contributed to this reshuffling, taking a toll on traditional airlines.
    2. While low fairs are obviously appealing, they are no longer a major selling point. What does seem to attract passengers is the major shift in how air travel is perceived. Value is given to non-complex operations and a more positive attitude.

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In-flight medical problems and emergencies

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In-flight medical problems and emergencies

""Is there a a doctor onboard?!” It’s a familiar scene from movies – Hollywood loves a medical emergency. So does the media. A woman giving birth on a plane, for example, is a great news story – and it happens.

Unfortunately, recently there have also been news stories of passengers suffering cardiac arrest and dying before being able to reach appropriate care.  There is also a recent story about some unexpected turbulence on an American flight that caused injuries to 24 passengers and 4 crew members.

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Green Airlines (Environmentally friendly Airlines)

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I. Read the small paragraph about aviation industry giants operating in environmentally responsible ways and pick out words in bold that have the same meaning as the following:

 

  1. a. forward-thinking
  2. b. recycling policies
  3. c. sustainable aircraft
  4. d. environmentally conscious
  5. e. emissions trading
  6. f. a global economic downturn
  7. g. zero-emission
  8. h. recycling program

It seems as though the recent bad economics of the airline business and the 1.global economic recession have contributed to more 2.environmentally responsible behavior and have caused some industry associations, airports and major airlines to be more 3.progressive and concerned about going green both, in the air and on the ground.

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Fire

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TOPIC: Fires

 

GOAL: To learn Aviation English vocabulary related to the dangers of aircraft fires and their causes.

 

 

Exercise #1: Read about aircraft fires, and then proceed to Exercise #2

Perhaps few things are as scary as an aircraft fire. They are serious business because, unlike an automobile, pilots don't have the luxury of stopping their aircraft in flight to solve the problem. Reacting quickly and correctly is essential to effectively deal with the emergency. When a fire erupts, you may have little time to consult the emergency checklist, and if you're confused or uncertain about the procedures, your reactions may be slow and inappropriate.

There have been several well-known cases of aircraft fires, including a UPS DC-8 that burned-up after it landed at the Philadelphia International Airport in 2006. Another classic scenario occurred during the tragic accident of ValueJet Flight 592 which crashed into the Florida Everglades after an in-flight fire developed shortly after departure.

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Inglês para Comissários de Bordo

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Flight Attendants can use this site to study, improve and maintain their  level of Aviation English.

With this site you can read about the vocabulary that is specific to your area, listen to the pronunciation, and practice what you have learnt with a mini quiz at the end of the lesson.

Contact us to know more about practicing Aviation English for Flight Attendants for specific situations.

Topics for English for Flight Attendants

The Romance of Aviation

Parts Inside the Aircraft

The Story of a Flight Attendant

Parts of the Aircraft

Stress Management

Air Rage – Causes and Prevention

Jet Lag

Countries and Cultures

Flight Attendant Interviews

Packing

Cabin Crew Procedures

Religion and Cultural Sensitivities

Health Problems on Board

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Preparação para Entrevistas

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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.

With this site you can practice your reading, listening, grammar and speaking skills.

Contact us to know more about our courses.

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

Competition

*To study more Aviation Business English please contact us. Skype: inglesaviacao

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Pilot Video 1 – With Questions

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Além do vocabulário específico sobre a aeronave, também é muito importante o conhecimento de termos específicos utilizados na aviação para denominar as diferentes àreas do Aeroporto.

Teste agora o seu vocabulário! Assista ao vídeo e responda às perguntas abaixo, tirando suas dúvidas consultando as respostas dadas:

Perguntas:

1. At what height was the plane when it lost control?

2. How many people were killed in the incident?

3. What was recorded in the black box, just before the sound of a blast was heard onboard and after which theaircraft lost control?

4. What was the airplane type?

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Flight Attendant On Board Situations – 1

Este é o nosso primeiro vídeo da série On Board Situations. Nesta série nós vamos postar semanalmente vídeos contendo as mais variadas situações de bordo e dicas de como resolvê-las utilizando o Inglês para Aviação.

Os vídeos sobre situações de bordo são importantes não apenas para a sua entrevista, como para o seu cotidiano de comissário de bordo e para que você possa aprimorar o seu vocabulário e compreensão em Inglês e possa se comunicar em Inglês para Aviação sem problemas.

 

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Situations on Board – Video 1

Este é o nosso primeiro vídeo da série On Board Situations. Nesta série nós vamos postar semanalmente vídeos contendo as mais variadas situações de bordo e dicas de como resolvê-las utilizando o Inglês para Aviação.

Os vídeos sobre situações de bordo são importantes não apenas para a sua entrevista, como para o seu cotidiano de comissário de bordo e para que você possa aprimorar o seu vocabulário e compreensão em Inglês e possa se comunicar em Inglês para Aviação sem problemas.

 

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Gramática para Aviação

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Muitos aviadores gostariam de se comunicar em Inglês apurado. Nós temos um programa de gramática especialmente desenvolvido para aviadores. Explicações são claras e em um contexto de aviação.

Vejam o nosso Canal no YouTube para assistir a nossa série de vídeos de Gramática.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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