Three points: Exhausted Gulf pilots, Wisk’s pilotless ambition, United’s new academy

Issue No. 51 - The future of piloting

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  • Reuters took a close look at Qatar Airways and claims its pilots are making around crew scheduling in the wake of the pandemic, which significantly resized the airline. The result is a broader discussion around fatigue and the risk of cockpit mistakes that should serve as context given other recent incidents, including Emirates 231.
  • Boeing is betting on Wisk to be its pathfinder to autonomy, so how does the eVTOL entrant plan to do it?
  • United Airlines formally launched its own flight academy, giving aspiring pilots a private certificate and a leg up to an eventual job flying with the airline. Yet, there are still very real obstructions that are clogging the pipeline of pilots.
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