Currency Trouble & How to Stay Calm The best aviation news and events now come to you every week. The future of Viva Group, Emirates removes first class, tips for sleeping well on a plane, Brazilian currency plunge effects on Gol, and how to stay calm under pressure.

Never Forget Your: Quote

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." — Henry Ford

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Never Forget Your: News

Viva Group spreads its ambition to Costa Rica and Central America’s barren LCC landscape — “In mid-2015 new reports surfaced that the Viva Group aimed to launch its third airline in Costa Rica by YE2015 with two A320s initially focusing on flights to Central America."

Emirates plane removes first class to fit in the most seats ever — “Emirates launches new two-class Airbus A380 after scrapping first class in favor of expanding economy and creating the largest ever passenger plane."

11 Tips for Sleeping Well on a Plane — “Studies have shown that lack of sleep can decrease brain performance by 20 percent, so it's crucial to anyone crossing time zones to rest as much as possible during the flight. Washington, D.C.–based clinical sleep educator and RN Terry Cralle shared her tips for powering down (and getting at least a power nap) on a flight."

Brazilian Currency Plunge Put Gol in Bad Position — “Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA posted a record quarterly loss and cut its profitability outlook as the real’s plunge increased the financial burden on Brazil’s biggest airline."

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Never Forget Your: Relief

Cut Your Rotable Cycle Times In Half Right Now — “You’ll often hear about how awful turn-around-times (TAT) are. They’re a constant headache, almost as much as an AOG. Learn about the stages where time can be cut in half, and millions can be saved."

How Successful People Stay Calm Under Pressure — Losing your cool at the drop of a hat can cause people to doubt your credibility as a business leader. Try these 6 tips for remaining calm and in control.

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Never Forget Your: Events

Singapore Airshow

  • February 16-21, 2016
  • Changi, Singapore

SpeedNews 6th Annual Aerospace Raw Materials & Manufacturers Supply Chain Conference

  • March 7, 2016
  • Beverly Hills, California

MRO Americas

  • April 5-7, 2016
  • Dallas, Texas

 

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