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Inglês para Comissários

  ENTREVISTAS Grammar    Listening Exercises Grammar point: present continuous tense The story of the flight attendant Flight Attendant Interviews Parts inside the Aircraft The Romance of Aviation Stress Management for Flight Attendants Religions and Cultural Sensitivity Countries and culture Air Rage – Causes and Prevention  Jet lag – Cause …

Grammar

  Grammar video 1: Verb 'to be'    Grammar video 2: Simple present    Grammar video 3 : Present Continuous Grammar video 4 : Present Simple vs Present Continuous   Grammar video 5 : Past Simple    Grammar video 6 : Past Continuous   Grammar video 7 : The difference …

Preparação para entrevistas

Detailed guide for Interviews     Flight Attendant On Board Situations – 1     Flight Attendant On Board Situations – 2     Flight Attendant On Board Situations – 3  

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Aviation Quiz

Aviation Quiz

AVIATION QUIZ

1. Many people have broken the sound barrier while driving. Who was the first person to break it in a level flight?

a) Chuck Yeager

b) Scott Crossfield

c) Wilbur Wright

d) Neil Armstrong

2. What do you hear when somebody says something while you are travelling faster than the speed of sound?

a) Nothing at all

b) A sonic boom

c) Since you are travelling faster than the speed of sound you hear words back words

d) You hear what is being said because the air inside the aircraft is travelling at the same speed as you.

3. What Does ICAO stand for?

a) International Civil Aviation Organization

b) Intense Civil Aviation Operations

c) Interstate Civil Aviation Organization

d) Interstate Civil Aviation Operations

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Structures

November 6, 2014 BE_Articles, BE_Post No Comments
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TOPIC: ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES AND PEOPLE

LEVEL: EASY

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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Innovative Airlines

November 4, 2014 BE_Post, Blog No Comments
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TOPIC: INNOVATIVE AIRLINES

LEVEL: easy

1. Read the text about some of the innovative ideas in aviation business following links for additional reading material.

 Innovative ideas in aviation business, as experience shows, can either be a great source of income or a never-ending source of criticism. Lately many airlines have been focusing on “innovative ideas” that would help them climb out of recession (http://www.eyefortravel.com/news/airlines/ryanair-responds-criticism-stresses-its-customer-service ), and they hardly had anything to do with their customers’ comfort. 2010, however, looks very promising, with a few brilliant ideas that might actually fly.

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How Air Force One Works

November 3, 2014 Blog, Pilot_Articles No Comments
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Air Force One is a prominent symbol of the United States in general and the office of the presidency in particular. Whenever the president travels overseas or across the country, he takes his high-tech deluxe jumbo jet with him. On September 11th, the president's plane showed that it was much more than an executive jet — it became a mobile bunker when all ground positions seemed vulnerable to attack.

In this edition of HowStuffWorks, we'll see what sets Air Force One apart from other planes, and we'll find out what it takes to send the president around the world. With all of the things that Air Force One carries, it's no wonder the media calls it the "flying White House."

 

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Airline Staffing

October 15, 2014 BE_Post, Blog No Comments
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TOPIC: AIRLINE STAFFING TRENDS

LEVEL: DIFFICULT

Read the introductory text about the new airline staffing trends and the general employment situation in the airline industry. Follow links to get access to additional material.

Air travel is no longer romanticized as something glamorous, stewardesses are now called “flight attendants” and you will hardly see anyone dressing up for a flight.

Some airlines hiring former police officers or fire fighters as crew members – is yet another sign of the changing times. http://news.travel.aol.com/2010/08/06/jetblue-recruiting-new-york-cops-and-fire-fighters-as-flight-att/

 

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Flight Attendants: The Glamour is Gone?

October 14, 2014 Blog, FA_Articles No Comments
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Flight attendants once reflected the glamour of air travel, serving four-course meals, chatting with passengers and globetrotting. Now with lower pay, greater responsibilities and little respect, they are the public face of a stressed-out airline industry.

When first-class passenger John Reed quietly asked for orange juice with his meal on a flight from Dallas to Sacramento in December 2009, he got a loud lecture from a sharp-tongued flight attendant instead. When the frequent flier later suggested that her reaction was inappropriate, Reed didn’t get an apology but a letter on the spot stating that he was an unruly passenger in possible violation of federal law. Outraged fellow passengers vouched to airline representatives that Reed hadn’t done anything wrong, but to little avail. The mere issuance of such a letter sparks an investigation by multiple federal agencies.

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Taking Responsibility

October 13, 2014 BE_Articles, BE_Post No Comments
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TOPIC: TAKING RESPONSIBILITY

LEVEL: EASY

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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Best Hotels

September 25, 2014 Blog, FA_Posts No Comments
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Best hotels

Aim

·         Practice English skills in an aviation context

·         Practice vocabulary/discussion on hotel amenities

·         Have fun!

Link to website http://airporthotelguru.com/

Today, let’s visit Airport Hotel Guru! Airport Hotel Guru is a cleverly designed website dedicated to – you guessed it – airport hotels. The best of them, that is. But as is explained on the website, not every hotel with ‘airport’ in its name qualifies as an airport hotel. To be considered, an establishment must meet at least of these criteria:

  • Offer a free airport shuttle that takes no more than 20 minutes to travel between the airport and the hotel
  • Be no more than an 8 minute taxi or train ride away from the hotel
  • Be within a 15 minute walk from the baggage claim 

 

 

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Aircraft Interiors

September 25, 2014 Blog, Pilot_Posts No Comments
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TOPIC: Aircraft Interiors

GOAL: To learn about aircraft interior design and the economics of passenger comfort

Level: Medium

Exercise #1: Read about aircraft interior design and then proceed to Exercise #2

Not too long ago, LAN Airlines’ passengers began enjoying the carrier’s new Premium Business Class seating. LAN offers this new Premium Business service on long-haul flights between North and South America and all other flights operating Boeing 767-300 aircraft in the fleet. Despite rising fuel costs that have seen its fuel bills more than triple over the last few years, LAN airlines is spending US$100 million on this new premium service. Why did the airline choose to invest in this type of seating while the aviation industry suffers from economic issues? The answer is easy: claiming market share by making the flight experience much more enjoyable than ever before.

 

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Aviation English – Portuguese Dictionary

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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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Cabin crew procedures

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Cabin crew procedures Aim Practice English skills in an aviation context Revise some typical procedures and test yourself on knowledge you not only need to know but may be tested on during interviews Have fun! The list of cabin crew procedures can be …

Santos Dumont, Pioneer Aviator

Santos Dumont

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Alberto Santos Dumont, Pioneer Aviator   Santos Dumont, born in 1873, grew up in a coffee plantation owned by his family but spent most of his adult life in Paris. He was so fascinated by machinery that even as a child he learned …

Airline vs. Executive Aviation

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  TOPIC: Airline vs. executive aviation Listen to the audio GOAL: To compare airline flying versus working in executive aviation Level: Easy Exercise #1: Read about the differences between airline flying and executive aviation and then proceed to Exercise #2 The physical aspects of flying an airplane are fairly similar in …

Crew Resource Management (CRM)

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  [Audio clip: view full post to listen]TOPIC: Crew Resource Management (CRM) Exercise #1: Read about CRM and then proceed to Exercise #2 Crew Resource Management (CRM) training originated from a NASA workshop in 1979 that focused on improving air safety. The NASA research presented at this meeting found that …

Parts of an Aircraft

Parts of Plane

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] 1. Read about the various major parts of an airplane, then proceed to Step 2 Although there are many aircraft designs flying today, most of them share a common assembly of major parts that all pilots should be thoroughly aware of. Ever since …