News Letter – May 2023

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Industry Shape and Trends

May 2023 was an exciting month for the commercial airline industry, with some significant developments in aircraft technology and new air routes being announced.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its April 2023 Passenger Traffic Report, which showed that global passenger traffic rose 83.1% in April 2023 compared to April 2022. This was the highest level of traffic since April 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic. The IATA report also showed that domestic air travel grew at a faster pace than international travel, with a 106.7% increase in April 2023 compared to April 2022. This reflects growing confidence in the safety of air travel as vaccination rates rise and travel restrictions ease in many countries.

Additionally, several airlines announced plans to add new routes, including direct flights from Australia to Europe and the United States. These developments show that the industry is starting to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic and is poised for growth in the coming months and years.

Biz jet pilot jobs in Asia, USA, Australasia and Europe

Aircraft Orders and Deliveries

Here are the orders and deliveries for major aircraft manufacturers for April 2023:

airbus a320 pilot jobs in Asia, USA and Australasia

Airbus Orders:

  • A320neo: 4
  • A330-800: 1
  • A350: 20

Airbus Deliveries:

  • A220: 6
  • A319neo: 1
  • A320neo: 17
  • A321neo: 24
  • A330-900: 2
  • A350-900: 4

pilot recruitment for B737 crew in Asia USA and Australasia

Boeing Orders:

  • 737 MAX: 16
  • 777F: 1
  • 787 Dreamliner: 17

Boeing Deliveries:

  • 737 MAX: 17
  • 787 Dreamliner: 6
  • 777F: 1
  • 767-300F: 1
  • 737-800: 1

Embraer pilot jobs in Europe

Embraer Deliveries (1st Quarter):

  • E175: 2
  • E195-E2: 5

Aircrew Travel Tip

Many hotel rooms around the world don’t have irons, which wasn’t ideal when my flight-attendant uniform had to be pristine and wrinkle-free.

To avoid paying for an ironing service or waiting for a communal iron, pack a small travel steamer.

If you don’t have space for one, you can crank the hair dryer in your hotel room to the hottest setting and blow the air close to your clothes.

Alternatively, you can hang your garments in the bathroom, run the shower at the highest temperature, and shut the door for 10 minutes. In my experience, the shower steam smooths out the creases.

Aircrew Product Review

Samsonite Underseat Carry-on Spinner with USB

This Samsonite carry-on is a favorite among pilots and other airline crews. It is the perfect size to fit under seats and has excellent storage capacities. The four-spinner wheel also makes mobility easy, and the ergonomic retractable handle increases comfortability. This bag tops our list as many pilots use it and consistently rank it as one of the best.

  • It has excellent mobility with the four multi-directional spinner wheels that enable 360 rolling
  • Features a USB Port that allows you to charge electronics on the go
  • It has excellent storage capacity with several pockets helping to organize your belongings
  • It can be connected to a larger spinner or hooked with a backpack
  • It cannot carry much weight
  • The padded laptop compartment has limited space

5 General Knowledge Questions and Answers

  1. What is the capital of Australia?
  2. Who is the author of “To Kill a Mockingbird”?
  3. What is the largest desert in the world?
  4. Who was the first man to walk on the moon?
  5. What is the largest ocean in the world?

5 Aviation Knowledge Questions and Answers

  1. American aviator, Charles Lindbergh, made the first nonstop flight from NYC to Paris. This is a distance of 3,600 miles. For how long was he flying alone to complete this journey?
  2. Which American airline is named after a Greek letter?
  3. Who was the first female to pilot an airplane solo?
  4. In Paris, France, in 1783, what was carried for the first time in a hot air balloon?
  5. How many different parts make up the Boeing 747?

Joke of the Month

“My wife and I have decided never to talk again about my addiction to aviation puns.

It’s a soar subject.”

Photo of the Month

Email your photos to admin@3crew.com.au to be featured in the next newsletter for ‘Photo of the Month’.


General Knowledge

  1. Canberra
  2. Harper Lee
  3. Sahara Desert
  4. Neil Armstrong
  5. Pacific Ocean

Aviation Knowledge

  1. 33.5 hours
  2. Delta Airlines
  3. Raymonde de Laroche (1909)
  4. A human
  5. 6 million

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