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 ...

Air France HR exec 'almost lynched' amid job-cut protest

Oct 6, 2015

Air France HR exec 'almost lynched' amid job-cut protest

Air France’s human resources manager had his shirt stripped from his body as he was “almost lynched” on Monday by workers protesting a plan to cut 2,900 jobs from the struggling airline. Bosses were unveiling a revamped restructuring plan after pilots rejected an earlier ...