Aug 16, 2016

Japan to require stricter monitoring of airline pilots' health

Commercial airlines operating in Japan will be required from January to employ a doctor to monitor the health of pilots and other crew members, according to transport ministry officials. The decision was prompted by the 2015 crash of a budget airline jet in the ...

China drone schools flourish as pilot demand soars

Feb 1, 2016

China drone schools flourish as pilot demand soars

Joysticks at their fingertips, the mostly male students packing the classroom lift their virtual helicopters into the air, part of a new cottage industry that’s sprung up in China: drone pilot schools. China is already the world’s biggest drone manufacturer, churning out remote-controlled flying ...

Dec 28, 2015

Japan eases flight time requirements for non-Japanese to be pilots

To deal with a shortage of pilots, the government has drastically eased flight time requirements for non-Japanese to work as pilots or co-pilots for the country’s airlines. With the change, made Monday, qualified non-Japanese will be eligible to work as co-pilots or pilots if ...