On the use of Google Glass in Pilot Training


On 5th of march 2014, the spanish Flight Training School Adventia European College of Aeronautics flew for the first time in aviation a flight with two pilots wearing Google Glasses. It is the first time of this kind of milestone. This flight has been scheduled for the Pilot Innovation Day and in the workshops “Innovation in the Cockpit” organized by Adventia (Salamanca University Partner). This experience takes part of the research in the application of electronic devices in the aircraft’s cabin, after several new devices analysis, Adventia chose Google Glass for researching its capabilities in the air navigation field so as to improve the training quality of the future pilots.

Google Glass is a wearable device that has a camera, GPS, bluetooth, microphone and a little screen, this device can inform the user in real time issues.

Google Glass in Aviation Training

Google Glass in Aviation Training

Aeriaa Airport Dashboard. Creating the BHS (I)

In the previous article we started to develop the basic airport’s systems four our Airport Dashboard’s Project, the AODB mock-up, in this article we are going to build another airport’s system mock-up that has a relationship with the AODB, the Baggage Handling System (BHS), not the physical system but the Sort Allocation Computer (SAC). Please see this article for a introduction of the AODB & BHS relationship. To sum up, the BHS has the following main features.

  • Transport, classify and deliver each baggage to its destination carrousel (departure and arrival flights).
  • Process the baggages in the integrated security subsystem. As X-Ray machines that look for hazardous substances, material, drugs, explosives, etc.
  • Store the baggages for early check-in flights.

What data do we want from BHS to our Dashboard?

  • General process status and metrics. Bags per hour, first bag delivery time, luggage events per flight, bad reading tag ratio, system status, percentage of manual sorting in comparison to automatic sorting, percentage of bags that are wrongly sorted by the system (sent to a wrong carrousel), average time and standard deviation regarding the time to be sorted by the BHS, etc. Thanks Pablo Roux for some KPI’s suggestions.

What data does the BHS (SAC) need from the AODB?

  • The flights scheduled for a time period (day, week, etc.). Where are they planned to be parked.
  • Any flight’s relevant updating in real time, any new estimated time of arrival or departure (ETA, ETD), cancellation, stand reassignment, etc.

Are there other systems closely related to BHS?

  • Yes, the Airlines Departure Control Systems from the BHS will be notified about the baggage checked, through SITA. (see the article mentioned before)


Baggage Handling System Blueprint

Baggage Handling System Blueprint

On the potential of Biofuels


It is a pleasure to welcome the first external collaborator of aeriaa.com Rui Carapeto, economist, university professor and independent consultant. He is also an Ultralight aircraft pilot. As Rui, if you want to send us articles related to aviation’s technologies, please send them to info [at] aeriaa.com.

Environmental issues have become a major topic of concern to the commercial aviation industry. Aviation is a global industry with global issues and challenges that require global solutions. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that commercial aviation will grow by 5% per year up to 2030, exceeding the expected efficiency gains in fuel consumption and operation of aircraft in approximately 3%. This means an increased growth of the carbon emissions resulting from the fuel consumption in aviation over the next two decades.

KLM Boeing 777 with Biofuel

KLM Boeing 777 with Biofuel

March 2014 Events


See the full events list at www.aeriaa.com/events/

2014 World TM Congress Mar 4-6, Madrid (Spain)

World ATM Congress combines a large-scale exhibition, world-class conference, and social events providing premier networking opportunities and the chance to find out the latest trends and developments in air traffic control. Organized for the industryby the industry and operated by CANSO in association with ATCA, backed by the world’s leading air navigation service providers and industry suppliers.


Passenger Terminal Expo 2014 Mar 25-27, Barcelona (Spain)

A world-class airport conference
Passenger Terminal CONFERENCE has firmly established itself as the most highly regarded airport terminal conference in the world. Industry leaders share their innovations, knowledge and insight through a comprehensive and diverse range of conferences. Attracting over 1,000 senior airport, airline, aviation authority, government and related business executives from all over the world, conference attendees gather to pool information, address concerns, solutions and exchange ideas for the future development of the airport industry.


On Paper Technology and Boeing 777


“Where technology meets aviation.” This is the aeriaA’s motto, but not all the technologies are binary data, aerodynamics and fluid dynamics, electronic, etc. Across the mankind history every significant period had it revolutionary technologies, and once the paper was one of these advanced technologies. Before showing this outstanding project, on of the main reasons of writing this post is a comment I read about this project. “What a pity, so much ingenuity and time wasted for nothing” I tried to understand this comment and where was the wasting stuff. Where others see waste work I see talent, passion with a lot effort and meticulousness. Returning to the issue, this is about an impressive combination of the papyrus/parchment and a Wright Brother’s Flyer descendent technologies, a full Boeing 777 made of paper in 1:60 scale, but do not miss the view at the big plane, please see the details, details as mechanics on paper. After thinking how to focus this post, I thought, why not ask to the author? Here you have our conversation and the great pictures and videos he took.

Boeing 777 engine blades. Copyright Luca Iaconi-Stewart www.flickr.com/photos/lucaiaconistewart/

Boeing 777 engine blades. Copyright Luca Iaconi-Stewart www.flickr.com/photos/lucaiaconistewart/

On why we are #AvGeeks 2


The first post of this series was an absolutely good surprise. But the video I’ve seen today reflects the same feelings of aviation’s passion, the power of the engineering and the nature together and the eye of a real master producing aviation’s videos. The author is www.rueschproductions.com They defined this as Aviation Cinematography (Spotters it’s time to update!) You can also view their Youtube channel for more amazing videos (www.youtube.com/user/AndyRuesch) and their Facebook page www.facebook.com/rueschproductions

I hope you like it. (Turn on the HD definition in the gear’s icon)

Remember that you can follow us at:

For more videos visit our Youtube Channel aeriaaTV

Aeriaa Airport Dashboard. Creating the AODB (I)


Following the aeriaA Airport Dashboard Project series, in this post we will build a little Airport Operational DataBase (AODB) system for our Dashboard’s architecture. This post is mixed oriented, it is a  little introduction of an AODB and a little introduction of the technologies used for building it.

The AODB is one of the central part of the whole project. We simplified a lot the AODB’s features, it is not the intention to build a real one, these are the main features:

  • Manage the Departures Flights of our Aeriaa International Airport.  We can create, update and delete departures flights (We will develop the arrivals flight later).
  • The frontend is a website application. We’ll try in the the future a smartphone app (step by step).
  • The flight’s attributes at the first data model are (alphabetically ordered):
    • AOBT. Actual Off-Blocks Time. It is the time when the fight is ready, doors closed, jetway decoupled, and the towbear available for the push-back.
    • ASAT. Actual Start-Up Approval Time. It is the real time when the flight has the approval for start the engines.
    • Aircraft. The aircraft model.
    • Company. The airline company.
    • Counter. The designated counters for the flight.
    • Destination.
    • ETD. Estimated Time for Departure.
    • Flight. It is the fight’s code.
    • Gate. The gate assigned for the flight.
    • ICAO. Company’s ICAO code.
    • STD. Scheduled Time for Departure.
    • TOBT. Target Off-Block Time. It is the target time for the Off-Blocks Time (see AOBT)
    • TSAT. Target Start Up ApprovalTime. See ASAT.
  • We included some time’s milestones (TOBT, TSAT, AOBT, ASAT) related to A-CDM philosophy in order to approach the AODB to this new work collaboration paradigm. There just a few of the huge times complexity of A-CDM. You can find a big list of time milestones here www.aeriaa.com/on-the-aeriaa-airport-dashboard-part-v-time-milestones/
  • Billing the services provided by the airport or ground handler that the airline must pay. The services could be the push-back service, the jetways, follow me car, baggage handling, counters, etc.


Building our AODB System mock-up. Image Credit: Pedro Garcia

On Horizon2020 – Innovating aviation solutions


Next december the 18th the European Commission will present the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport programmes included in the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.

The Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development, also called Framework Programmes or abbreviated FP1 through FP7, are funding programmes created by the European Union in order to support and encourage research in the European Research Area (ERA). The specific objectives and actions vary between funding periods. (Source: Wikipedia)

The Horizon 2020 programme is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, aEurope 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness.

Running from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of just over €70 billion1, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe.

Horizon 2020 provides major simplification through a single set of rules. It will combine all research and innovation funding currently provided through theFramework Programmes for Research and Technical Development, the innovation related activities of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). (Source: ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/index_en.cfm?pg=h2020)

Image Credit: European Commission

Image Credit: European Commission

Some examples related to the 7th Framework Programme:

SWIM (System Wide Information Management) network for ATM: The next video shows the 2nd Master Class SWIM competition final event taken place las 21st of november. This is part of the 7th Framework Programme.

For more info: www.sesarju.eu/

CASCADE: ICT for energy efficient airports.

Air transportation is often associated with high energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. But not only the aircrafts, also are the airports responsible for a considerable amount of energy needs and CO2 emissions: the typical electricity consumption of an airport is 100 -300 GWh / year, which is as much as 30,000 to 100,000 households consume.

A significant part of the high energy consumption results from poor performance of  energy systems like chillers, heating and cooling circuits, air handling units and lighting systems. Currently operating Building Automation Systems (BAS) and Building Management Systems (BMS) have the capacity to integrate a lot of heterogeneous components, but in the majority of cases they are not designed to perform a detailed energy monitoring by detecting energy faults and system malfunctions leading to energy losses.

CASCADE Integrated Solution. Source: http://www.cascade-eu.org/

CASCADE Integrated Solution. Source: http://www.cascade-eu.org/


For more info visit www.cascade-eu.org/cms 

TITAN Beyond A-CDM.Turnaround integration in trajectory and network.



At aeriaA we covered this project in the following interview (Airtalk to Steve Zerkowitz and Ana C.Saez) and with the free download of the project’s book: www.aeriaa.com/books/titan-going-beyond-a-cdm/

For more info: www.titan-project.eu/

What’s new about aviation at Horizon 2020?

The continuation of the two biggest programmes is guaranteed, SESAR and Clean Sky, the main chapter where the aviation transportation is included is called Smart, Green and Integrated transport, let’s see some about these projects and chapters taking the information excerpts issued by the European Commission papers.

SMART, GREEN AND INTEGRATED TRANSPORT. (click here to see the EU paper)

Aviation, which comprises aeronautics and air transport, is vital for our society and economy It provides mobility to passengers and freight, establishing links between citizens and regions of Europe and beyond. Aviation generates around 2% of EU GDP and accounts for 3.7 million direct and indirect jobs.

The proposed Topics are in line with the Horizon 2020 Specific Programme and the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE):

  • Competitiveness of European Aviation through cost efficiency and innovation.
  • Enhancing the environmental performance of aviation
  • Seamless and customer oriented air mobility
  • Coordinated research and innovation actions targeting the highest levels of safety for European aviation

SESAR PROGRAMME. (click here to see the EU paper)

Image credit: SESAR JU

Image credit: SESAR JU

The Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking (the SJU), a public private partnership established in 2007, is the implementation instrument for the technology pillar of the Single European Sky (SES) and, in this respect, is in charge of the SESAR project’s development phase, i.e. is the “guardian” and the executor of the European ATM Master Plan (ATM Master Plan).

The SJU is responsible for coordinating and managing the R&I activities of the SESAR project in accordance with the ATM Master Plan. It is also responsible for executing and maintaining the ATM Master Plan. The most recent version of the ATM Master Plan, approved in 2012, identifies the “Essential Operational Changes” that need to be implemented in three main steps to lead to the full deployment of the new SESAR concept by 2030:

  • Step 1 – time based operations – concentrates on unlocking latent capability particularly by improving information sharing to optimize network effects.
  • Step 2 – trajectory based operations – develops the System Wide Information Management (SWIM) and initial trajectory management concepts to increase efficiency.
  • Step 3 – performance based improvements – will introduce a full and integrated trajectory management with new separation modes to achieve the long term political goal of SES.The agreed and current work programme of the SJU covers Step 1 and, considering the maturity level of technology and operations, a large portion of Step 2 of the ATM Master Plan. In this respect, the SJU progress reports confirm that Step 1 and approximately 70% to 80% of Step 2 are expected to be delivered by the end of 2016. Moreover, although the current SJU work programme broadly covers the full R&I cycle, it mainly focusses on pre- industrial developments.

Next steps:

The deployment of the SESAR concept still requires coordinated development and validation activities to complete Step 2 and to fully address Step 3 of the ATM Master Plan.

Furthermore, now that the deployment process is about to be launched, the balance of resources allocated to the different phases of the R&I cycle could be reviewed to keep innovative ideas flowing in. In particular, more efforts could be put into exploratory research. Large scale demonstration activities focused on performance benefits, on conducting integrated and coordinated advanced validation and on demonstration activities showing readiness for deployment and for operational and/or technological transition will now be set up.

A future programme set from 2014 and operating for up to 10 years cannot be fixed once at the outset, provisions will need to be made to allow promising results from exploratory research to evolve in applied research, development and preparation for deployment thus accommodating an evolution of the topics contributing to the SES.

CLEAN SKY2 JOINT UNDERTAKING (click here to see the EU paper)

Image Credit: Clean Sky

Image Credit: Clean Sky

The Europe 2020 strategy sets out the EU’s commitment to reduce all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20% by 2020. The Transport White Paper ‘Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area — Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system’ recognises that transport accounts for a large share of GHG emissions (~20%) and therefore proposes reducing transport GHG emissions by 60% between 1990 and 2050. Europe 2020 also calls for an ‘Innovation Union’ to tackle the societal challenges we face and the Horizon 2020 proposal includes the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport challenge aiming, among other things, to secure both resource-efficient transport that respects the environment and global leadership for the European transport industry. Finally, Europe 2020 also calls for action on sustainable growth and promotes a more resource-efficient, greener and competitive economy. At the same time, the current economic and financial crisis Europe is facing demands bold measures towards robust and sustainable growth.

Clean Sky contributes to this goal in Europe through advanced research and full-scale demonstration actions in green technology for air transport in line with the strategic research agenda identified, with the involvement of all public and private stakeholders and a time horizon that runs up to 2050.

This new proposal relates to a Joint Undertaking in the field of Aeronautics. It follows on from and partly builds up on the results obtained by the previous Clean Sky JTI in this area established in 2008 under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and partly develops new technologies and research lines. This proposal is in line with the Commission Communication’ Public-private partnerships, in Horizon 2020: a powerful tool to deliver on innovation and growth in Europe’.


It is proposed that the new Clean Sky programme be implemented by continuing and building on the Clean Sky Joint Undertaking with the objective of improving the environmental impact of European aeronautical technologies and securing the future international competitiveness of the European aeronautical industry. The proposed initiative aims:

  1. To contribute to the finalisation of research activities initiated under European Commission Regulations establishing the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, and in particular the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge under the Societal Challenges pillar.
  2. To contribute to the objectives of the Joint Technology Initiative on Clean Sky 2 , in particular to integrate, demonstrate and validate technologies capable of:
    • increasing aircraft fuel efficiency thus reducing CO2 emissions by 20 to 30 % compared to “state-of-the-art” aircraft entering into service as from 2014;
    • reducing aircraft NOx and noise emissions by 20 to 30 % compared to “state- of-the-art” aircraft entering into service as from 2014.

These objectives will be achieved for the benefit of Europe at large. Environmental benefits are transnational by nature and the economic spill-over of sector growth will affect the service community of the air transport sector (airlines, airports) as a whole.

Next steps:

Clean Sky has been successful in attracting extensive and wide-ranging participation by all key stakeholders, including a large number of SMEs. In the Clean Sky programme, 12 leaders (11 major industries and one research establishment), 74 associated members and more than 450 partners are working together in a number of technology domains to address the environmental objectives and to demonstrate and validate the required technological innovations in a commonly defined programme.

The proposal consists of a Council Regulation on Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking. The Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking was initially established by Council Regulation (EC) No 71/2008 of 20 December 2007, which is to be repealed with effect from 1 January 2014.

For more information:

Horizon 2020: ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/index_en.cfm

SESAR: www.sesarju.eu

Celan Sky: www.cleansky.eu


SR-71 Blackbird replacement. RQ-180 new UAS.


AviationWeek magazine revealed today the RQ-180 project for a new strategic UAS aircraft  that could be a new icon in the aviation history as the SR-71 Blackbird was. I recommend the reading of the complete article written by Amy Butler and Bill Sweetman on Aviation Week. www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_12_06_2013_p0-643783.xml

Aviation Week front. Source: www.aviationweek.com

Aviation Week front. Source: www.aviationweek.com

At aeriaa we covered these topics in the following articles:

On the beginning of drones (Skunkworks, SR-71, U2….)  www.aeriaa.com/on-the-beginnings-of-drones/

Lockheed Martin D21 Drone on SR71 mothership. Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_D-21

Lockheed Martin D21 Drone on SR71 mothership. Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_D-21


On the beginning of Stealth planes (F117, B2…)  www.aeriaa.com/on-the-beginning-of-stealth-planes-from-cold-war-to-iraq/


B2 and F117




December 2013 Events


See the full events list at www.aeriaa.com/events/

2013 International Aviation Issues Seminar Dec 5-6, Washington DC (USA)

This annual seminar offers discussions on the latest developments in international air travel and trade for airport and airline management, government officials and consultants.  Topics include identifying tactics on retaining and securing new international air service, up-to-date government air transport policies, negotiations, facilitation policies and procedures.


ICAO Air Services Negotiation Conference (ICAN 2013) Dec 9-13, Durban (South Africa)

ICAO will hold its sixth Air Services Negotiation Conference (ICAN2013) from 9 to 13 December 2013 in Durban, South Africa. It is being hosted by the Transport Department, Republic of South Africa.
Like all previous meetings, it will provide States with a central meeting place to conduct multiple bilateral (regional or plurilateral) air services negotiations or consultations and offer participants excellent networking opportunities as well as a forum to exchange experiences and discuss topical issues.


Smart, Green and Integrated Transport (Horizon 2020) Dec 18, Brussels (Belgium)

The first round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport challenge of the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme will be published at the end of the year.

The aim of the day is to inform potential participants in the first round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge of the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme and to offer some unique opportunities for networking.


A rough guide to A-CDM

At aeriaA we are trying to address the A-CDM concept from several points of view, interviews at Meet the Expert’s Airtalks interviews (see the Airtalk with the authors of the TITAN Project book, and with Juergen Weder – Neuropie’s CEO), with the free book download of books (www.aeriaa.com/books/titan-going-beyond-a-cdm/), or assisting to interesting events as the Data Science Workshop, etc. So, last week I had the opportunity of reading the first article of Kris de Bolle’s (thanks Kris) new series about A-CDM at the New Airport Insider website. This is the link to the article.

A Rough Guide to A-CDM

A Rough Guide to A-CDM

ITAerea Training



ITAerea is an Aeronautical Business School, we have a Msc programmes and Courses that allow to provide high qualified professional to aeronautics and airports companies.

With an international focus, ITAerea responds to the jobs requests at airports, airlines, aeronautical industry and its suppliers.

ITAerea has more than 160 teachers, 8 schools in Spain and presence in 13 Latin-American countries (Argentine, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and  Venezuela).

The training is mostly in spanish and portuguese language.

Click on each course bar form more information.

Msc in Air Transport Management (560 hours)

In the coming years, the new model of indirect management of air transport companies will be gradually implemented.Hundreds of management positions in private companies will be occupied by professionals, specifically trained in this sector according to their professional competences and curriculum.Our Msc pretend to help our students to find a job in airline companies, airport, suppliers, handling companies, security and safety companies, MRO, etc.
Knowledge area:

1. Airports

2. Airlines

3. Legal and administrative regulations

4. Air navigation

5. Aeronautic industry

6. Business management

7. Human resources and skills management.

Professional tools area:

Final Msc thesis, efficient presentations and communication.

Practice area:

Visits to airports and companies related to the aviation business and final master thesis defense.

For more information:

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Airline Management Course (45 hours)

Description and structure
The target of this course is to give the required knowledge to hold management positions inside an airline, in every kind of department.

  1. The airline situation and strategic study on american vs. European airlines
  2. The airline organization: Production, operations, maintenance, HR.
  3. The airline marketing
  4. The cargo airlines
  5. Avsec and crisis management
  6. Safety Management System
  7. Handling
  8. Aerial work
For more information:

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Aeronautic Law Course (45 hours)

Description and Structure
The target of this course is to teach all the legal regulations that are currently driving the aeronautic sector.

1. Introduction, concept and sources of aeronautic law.

2. The juridical status of the aircraft

3. Urbanism, environment and airports

4. Financing and buying/selling aircraft

5. The market

6. Mergers and Acquisitions

7. Insurances

For more information:

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Airport Management Course (95 hours)

Description and Structure
The target of this course is to give the required knowledge to hold management positions inside an airport, in every kind of department.

  1. The airport system: Current and future status
  2. The airport facilities and maintenance
  3. The airport infrastructures
  4. Cargo
  5. Security
  6. Operations management: Airside
  7. Environment protection
  8. Airport Planification
  9. Safety
  10. Airport certification
  11. Airport market

Airport marketing, economy, and finances

For more information:

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Air navigation systems course (30 hours)

Description and Structure
The target of this course is to know all the systems involved in air navigations: ILS, VOR/DME, Aircraft instruments, procedures, Take-offs and landings, etc.

  1. Aircraft architecture
  2. Atmospheric flight fundamentals
  3. Introduction to propulsion
  4. Air Transport
  5. Meteo
  6. Air Navigation
  7. Air Traffic Control
For more information:

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Airport Ground Crew Course (300 hours)

Description and Structure
The target of this course is to give the required knowledge required to work on an airport, in a ground job, like Handling Agents · Platform Supervisor · Coordinator · etc.

1. Aeronautic generalities

2. Airports

3. Regulations

4. Airport operations

5. Air navigation systems and aircraft

6. Customer Relations

7. Aeronautic catering

8. Dangerous Goods

9. Air Traffic

For more information:

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Aeronautic English Course (60 hours)

Description and Structure
The target of this course is to give the required English fluency to hold different kind of jobs in the airportIntroductory Unit: The International Phonetic Alphabet
Unit 1: Aircraft Types and Parts. Pre-flight.
Unit 2: Airport vocabulary and ground movements.
Unit 3: Departure and cruising: flight instruments and take-off incidents.
Unit 4: En route situations and getting lost.
Unit 5: In-flight emergencies (fire and health)
Unit 6: Contact, approach and weather
Unit 7: Landing and taxiing.
Unit 8: Private aviation and airport security.
Unit 9: Business language useful expressions
Unit 10: HR management (1): selection and hiring.
Unit 11: HR management (2): HR development and industrial relations.
Unit 12: Business meetings (1): arranging meetings and starting.
Unit 13: Business meetings (2): opinions and deals.
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Aeronautic Professional Development Program (350 hours)

Description and Structure
This is a program, almost an MSc, which provides coalification to hold an introductory position on every kind of company focused on the aeronautic industry, aircraft manufacture, assembly line, component production, etc.It is a perfect learning program for the just-graduated students who wants to join the sector and are willing to get a job inside this kind of companies.

  1. Introduction to the aeronautic sector
  2. Fundamentals of aircraft
  3. Aeronautic Components
  4. Fabrication Technologies
  5. Special process
  6. Aeronautic tools
  7. Quality management in the aeronautic industry
  8. The aeronautic production
  9. Regulations
  10. Graphic documentation
  11. Supply Chain
  12. Lean manufacturing
  13. Process management
  14. Direction Skills and crew management
  15. Job seeking on the aeronautic sector
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Programa de Desarrollo Profesional Aeronáutico. Spanish. Sevilla, Spain. Info here.

PDGA Course at Sevilla, Spain

PDGA Course at Sevilla, Spain


For more information: ITAerea Website.

Aerodrome Lelystad

Lelystad Museum Aerodrome


Type: Museum.

Website: www.aviodrome.nl


Price: from 14.5€ to 16.5€. For recent fees: www.aviodrome.nl/tickets

Where: Pelikaanweg 50
8218 PG Luchthaven Lelystad (Holland)

Lelystad Aerodrome

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Lelystad Aerodrome 52.457243, 5.529487

Kids Friendly: absolutely, very nice planes and educational activities, simulators, radio room, 4D cinema, game zones, etc.


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Images Credit: www.aviodrome.nl

November 2013 Events


See the full events list at www.aeriaa.com/events/

Global Airport Development Nov 4-7, Nice (France)

THE annual industry gathering that 300+ senior industry representatives make sure not to miss!

Now in its 20th year, GAD is without doubt the industry’s most prestigious annual meeting.

Meet 100+ airports and airport operators and 50+ airport investors at the event where the opportunities and the money come together!

One of our previous speakers recently described GAD as the place where“the appetite meets the money” and we couldn’t ask for a better testimonial! The main conference programme is populated with 40+ top C-level airport executives and The Investing In Airports Summit regularly hears from 25+ powerful airport investors from around the globe.

Hear from 140+ world class speakers including industry titans, the most powerful airport investors, the foremast aviation thought-leaders and star Special Guest Speakers!

Among the fantastic line-up of investors already confirmed to participate in 2013 are:

  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan
  • QIC Global Infrastructure
  • Morgan Stanley Infrastructure
  • Global Infrastructure Partners
  • AMP Capital
  • CDPQ
  • BlackRock
  • PSP Investments
  • Hastings Funds Management
  • Infracapital
  • AXA Private Equity
  • Hermes GPE
  • EISER Infrastructure Partners
  • 3i
  • Golding Capital Partners
  • Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
  • Bridgepoint Capital
  • Highstar Capital
  • IFM


Dubai Airshow Nov 17-21, Dubai

The new venue at DWC features a purpose-built site for the Airshow, improved parking and catering facilities as well as a larger static park. Exhibitors, visitors and media from all over the world will be joining us at Dubai World Central this November for the Middle East’s leading aerospace event – make sure you are part of it too.

This year’s show is building up to be bigger and busier than ever with 1,000 exhibitors from around the world expected along with 60,000 trade visitors and up to 1,500 international and regional media. We look forward to welcoming you to Dubai World Central, 17-21 November 2013.



Airport IT&T 2013 Nov 26-27, Copenhagen (Denmark)

Airport IT&T 2013 is not a conference which is interested in looking at the IT Department as a separate, stand-alone entity within the airport – it is about how you align your airport IT operations with your airport’s overall development strategy to maximise efficiency, massively enhance passenger experience and increase non-aviation revenue.

It’s about how airports are recognising that queuing passengers are not spending passengers. It’s about cutting costs, increasing efficiency and maximising revenue.

Key Topics Include:

  • Aligning IT Strategy with your Airport Operations
  • Reducing your Airport end-to-end Costs through the Deployment of Best-in-Class Technology
  • Implementing Brand New Initiatives in Seamless Travel
  • Protecting your Airport’s IT Systems
  • Maximising Non Aviation Revenue by Properly Exploiting Airport Data and Business Intelligence
  • Increasing Whole Airport Efficiency from Car Park to Border Control
  • Enhancing Passenger Experience to Maximise Airport Revenue
  • Optimising Passenger Tracking for Flow Efficiency and Retail Advancements
  • Implementting Cutting Edge Passenger Processing Systems
  • Ensuring Effective Airport & Airline Collaboration – Using One Data Pool for Maximum Operational Efficiency
  • Assessing Mobile Check-In and Paperless Boarding



IV RIDITA Congress Nov 27-19, La Plata (Argentine)

Iberoamerican Air Transport Research Network. IV biannual congress.

The moto of the congress is “Towards a sustainable air transport” basis on a global system view. Including social, labour, environmental, energy, connectivity, intermodal, etc. related aspects.

Key topics:

  • Air transport infrastructures.
  • Air transport technology
  • Air transport navigation
  • Sustainability and Air transport
  • Territorial legislation and Air transport
  • Air transport economy
  • Air transport services business and government management



On why we are #AvGeeks?


Vía @BrunetJohn I’ve seen an outstanding and amazing video about planes. The beauty of these images is indescribable.

[Update November the 1st] Thanks for your visits! If you are an #AvGeek and want to follow us, please join us:

For more videos visit our Youtube Channel aeriaaTV

Wolfe Air Reel from 3DF on Vimeo.

Quo Vadis Iberia?


It is really ironic that this question could be formulated by any Hispania’s roman centurion more than 2.000 years ago. Cartago established on the Hispania’s east coast and promote the commerce of mineral deposits and goods in the mediterranean area. Hannibal was devastating Italica and Rome needed to cut their procurement chain between Hispania and Rome. So Rome started the invasion of Hispania about 200 years b.C.

Today, october the 12nd, in the Spanish National Day I saw the new Iberia Airlines Livery shot by an spotter at Toulouse, France (Is it a fake?). IAG spent 10 millions € in this new rebranding strategy of Iberia.

Update: [Oct 15th] The new logo and livery finally revealed today (this article was started on Oct 12th) and it is confirmed that is as shown below.

Spotter's photo of a A330 with supposed new Iberia's livery.

Spotter’s photo or recreation of an A330 with the new Iberia’s livery.


New Iberia's livery.

New Iberia’s livery.

Did you know we have a Youtube aviation’s channel? Military history

At aeriaA we want to promote aviation in all its aspects, one of the best ways to get to you is Youtube, so we have also a Yotube’s channel. aeriaA TV. See also the aeriaA TV’s section at this web.

See the several playlists we have: Military History, Education, Great Planes, Aerodynamics, Love to fly, Pilots view and Spotters.

aeriaA’s Youtube Channel.

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Military history.

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This video is really impressive, as the author says:

“Air Battle over White Cliffs of Dover,onboard camera on German Messerschmitt bf-109 during battle with English Supermarine Spitfire”

For more info:
aeriaA TV www.youtube.com/user/aeriaacast

aeriaA TV section at this web: www.aeriaa.com/aeriaatv