sábado, 10 de dezembro de 2016

AIRBUS INDUSTRIE - A350-1000 - F-WMIL msn 059

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TIANJIN AIRLINES - A330-200 - F-WWYG msn 1758

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SAUDIA - AA320SL - F-WWDE msn 7432

Alain Charpentier - TLS

CHINA AIRLINES - A350-900 - F-WZFO msn 066 (B-18903)

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FRONTIER AIRLINES - A320 Néo - F-WWIO msn 7367 "Jack the rabbit"

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BINTER CANARIAS - ATR 72-600 - F-WWET msn 1359

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SPIRIT AIRLINES - A320Néo - F-WWIQ msn 7334 -

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sexta-feira, 9 de dezembro de 2016

WHITE AIRWAYS - A320-200 - CS-TRO - "Atletico Bilbau" team

João Luis Pessoa - Lisboa

AIR FRANCE - A319-100 - F-GRXM

João Luis Pessoa - Lisboa

Ukraine International adds A330 Bangkok service in W16

Ukraine International Airlines since November 2016 has inducted leased Airbus A330 aircraft to its operation, currently serving Kiev Borispil – Bangkok route. The A330 is operating up to 4 weekly flights (overall service is 5 weekly) during winter season, however certain dates will still see Boeing 767 operation.

PS271 KBP1915 – 0955+1BKK 330 36
PS271 KBP1925 – 0955+1BKK 767 7
PS271 KBP1925 – 0955+1BKK 330 1
PS271 KBP2155 – 1245+1BKK 330 4
PS272 BKK0045 – 0715KBP 330 6
PS272 BKK1205 – 1825KBP 330 247
PS272 BKK1205 – 1825KBP 767 1
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Xiamen Airlines Welcomes Its First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Home

Xiamen Airlines' first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, Registration B-1566, touched down at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 8, 2016, becoming the third airline to operate the stretched Dreamliner in mainland China following Air China and Hainan Airlines.

Different from the three-cabin layout on 787-8, Xiamen Airlines' first 787-9 is equipped with 287 seats in a two-class layout - 30 in business class and 257 in economy class.

The Xiamen-based carrier announced the 787-9 Dreamliner will be deployed on domestic routes before serving long-haul North American flights, starting with Xiamen-Beijing route on December 10.
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The European Union has banned Iran's Aseman Airlines from operating within the EU due to safety concerns, in a blow to Tehran which is buying new jets to renew the country's ageing fleet following the lifting of long-term sanctions.

Aseman Airlines was added to the EU's air safety list of airlines which do not meet international safety standards, the European Commission said in a statement on Thursday.

The privately owned regional carrier is Iran's third largest by active fleet size, according to the CAPA consultancy. It was previously owned by Iran's civil service pension foundation.

Aseman Airlines was reported in August to be buying 20 regional jets from Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for use on domestic routes.

The lifting of economic sanctions in exchange for curbs on its nuclear activities has allowed Iran to strike provisional deals worth around US$50 billion with Boeing and Airbus to buy some 200 airliners to renew its ageing fleet.

The Commission also removed all Kazakh airlines from the list, meaning they are no longer subject to restrictions on operating in Europe, because of improvements to aviation safety.
"After years of work and European technical assistance, we are today able to clear all Kazakh air carriers. This also is a positive signal for all the countries that remain on the list. It shows that work and cooperation pay off," EU transport commissioner Violeta Bulc said.
By Julia Fioretti, Reuters |

quinta-feira, 8 de dezembro de 2016

Boeing Begins Final Assembly on First 787-10 Dreamliner

First test airplane enters its next phase of productionNORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] teammates in North Charleston, S.C., started final assembly of the first 787-10 Dreamliner, marking yet another on-time milestone for the development program.

The first 787-10 will cycle through Boeing South Carolina's Final Assembly facility as all major sections are joined, interior and exterior components completed, power turned on and production tests begin.

"As we enter the next phase of the 787-10's development, we eagerly watch our first airplane come to life," said Ken Sanger, vice president and general manager, 787 Airplane Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "This is the result of years of preparation and solid performance by our Boeing teammates and supplier partners. This achievement is another example that demonstrates Boeing's ability to develop great airplanes in a disciplined fashion in order to meet our customer commitments."

The first 787-10 is expected to fly in 2017 and first delivery is scheduled for 2018.

The 787-10 is the third member of the super-efficient, passenger-pleasing 787 Dreamliner family. As a stretch of the 787-9, the 787-10 will retain 95 percent commonality while adding seats and cargo capacity, setting a new benchmark for fuel efficiency and operating economics – 25 percent better fuel per seat and emissions than the airplanes it will replace.

To date, Boeing has received 154 787-10 orders from nine customers.

Ethiopian Airlines S17 operation changes as of 07DEC16

Ethiopian Airlines this week continues to adjust planned operation for summer 2017 season. As of 07DEC16, latest adjustment as follow.

Addis Ababa – Brazzaville – Pointe-Noire – Addis Ababa eff 07JUN17 1 of 4 weekly operates with 777-200LR, replacing 787-8

Addis Ababa – Bujumbura – Goma – Addis Ababa eff 27MAR17 Boeing 737-700 replaces -800, 4 weekly

Addis Ababa – Delhi eff 26MAR17 Reflected in previous schedule update, 2 daily service by Boeing 767-300ER, replacing 737-800

Addis Ababa – Enugu eff 26MAR17 Boeing 737-800 replaces 767-300ER, 3 weekly

Addis Ababa – Guangzhou eff 26MAR17 3 weekly ET616/617 moves to new departure slot with afternoon departure from Addis Ababa, morning from Guangzhou

ET616 ADD1645 – 0730+1CAN 788 257
ET617 CAN0900 – 1430ADD 788 136

Addis Ababa – Johannesburg eff 01JUN17 ET809/808 Airbus A350-900XWB replaces 777-300ER, 1 daily

Addis Ababa – Johannesburg – Cape Town eff 25MAR17 ET849/848 continues to be operated by Boeing 767, replacing 787-8

Addis Ababa – Juba eff 25MAR17 Increase from 1 to 3 daily, Dash8-Q400 service

ET352 ADD0900 – 1100JUB DH8 D
ET356 ADD0920 – 1120JUB DH8 D
ET354 ADD1455 – 1655JUB DH8 D
ET353 JUB1145 – 1345ADD DH8 D
ET357 JUB1610 – 1810ADD DH8 D
ET355 JUB1740 – 1940ADD DH8 D

Addis Ababa – Kano eff 27MAR17 2 of 4 weekly operates with 737-800, replacing 767-300ER

Addis Ababa – Kilimanjaro – Zanzibar eff 26MAR17 Boeing 787-8 operates daily, replacing 737/767/787 mix

Addis Ababa – Kinshasa eff 26MAR17 Airbus A350-900XWB replaces 777-200LR, 1 daily

Addis Ababa – Luanda eff 26MAR17 Boeing 777-300ER replaces 787-8, 5 weekly. From 05JUN17, 2 of 5 weekly operates with 737-800 instead of 777-300ER

Addis Ababa – Lusaka – Harare – Addis Ababa eff 28MAR17 ET873 operated by 777-200LR, replaces 787-8

Addis Ababa – Maputo eff 26MAR17 Service operates 6 weekly (Day x3) instead of 7 weekly, 737-800 service

Addis Ababa – Moroni eff 03JUN17 Planned 3 weekly nonstop service, replacing 1-stop via Dar es Salaam by 737-800, remains unchanged. However revised operational aircraft sees Day 36 by 787-8, Day 1 by 777-300ER

Addis Ababa – Mumbai eff 26MAR17 Reflected in previous schedule update, ET610/611 operates with 777-200LR, replacing 787-8 (Day 1 from ADD, Day 2 from BOM by 787-8 from 05JUN17)

Addis Ababa – Ouagadougou eff 26MAR17 Service operates with 737-800 5 times a week, instead of 767 4 times a week

Addis Ababa – Paris CDG – Brussels eff 03JUN17 4 of 7 weekly (Day x357) operates with 777-200LR, replacing 787-8

Addis Ababa – Seychelles eff 26MAR17 5th weekly flight, operating on Sundays, maintained in S17, 737-800 service

Previously reported changes:

Addis Ababa – Bangkok – Jakarta eff 02JUN17 NEW 3 weekly Boeing 787-8 service, no local traffic rights on Bangkok – Jakarta sector

Addis Ababa – Bangkok – Chengdu eff 03JUN17 NEW 3 weekly Boeing 787-8 service, no local traffic rights on Bangkok – Chengdu sector

Addis Ababa – Dublin – Los Angeles eff 05JUN17 Increase from 3 to 4 weekly, Boeing 787-8 operation

Addis Ababa – Frankfurt eff 26MAR17 Airbus A350-900XWB replaces 777-200LR, daily service

Addis Ababa – Lome – Newark eff 05JUN17 Increase from 4 to 5 weekly, Boeing 787-8 operation

Addis Ababa – Lome – Sao Paulo Guarulhos eff 30MAR17 Planned increase from 3 to 4 weekly, Boeing 787-8 operation

Addis Ababa – Singapore – Kuala Lumpur eff 01JUN17 NEW routing with 5 weekly Boeing 787-8 service. Singapore is service resumption, while Kuala Lumpur service, currently via Bangkok, sees frequency increase from 4 to 5 weekly

Addis Ababa – Stockholm Arlanda – Oslo eff 26MAR17 NEW routing with 4 weekly 787-8 service. Oslo is a new service for the airline, while Stockholm becomes nonstop service in both direction. 5th weekly flight will be added from 30MAY17

Addis Ababa – Victoria Falls – Gaborone – Addis Ababa eff 26MAR17 NEW routing with 4 weekly 737-800 service. Victoria Falls is a new destination, while Gaborone delinks with Windhoek

Addis Ababa – Vienna – Milan Malpensa eff 26MAR17 NEW routing. Service to Vienna remains unchanged at 4 weekly level, however Milan will increase to 7 weekly (ET also operate 3 weekly via Rome)

Addis Ababa – Windhoek
eff 26MAR17 4 weekly 737-800 operating as terminator flight in both direction, replacing 1-stop via Gaborone
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Korean Air opens Barcelona route from April 2017

Korean Air in the last 24 hours opened reservation for its planned service launch on Seoul Incheon – Barcelona route, scheduled to commence on 28APR17. The airline previously announced its intention to launch this scheduled operation last month. Barcelona will be served by Boeing 777-200ER, 3 times a week.

KE915 ICN1315 – 2010BCN 772 135
KE916 BCN2210 – 1720+1ICN 772 135

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Photo:Duncan Stewart - LAX

CSA Czech Airlines S17 Europe service additions

CSA Czech Airlines in summer 2017 season plans to introduce 4 additional European destinations, including 2 service resumptions. Reservation for these service opened last week.

Prague – Aarhus eff 11MAY17 4 weekly ATR42/72 service
OK510 PRG0705 – 0905AAR AT4 4
OK510 PRG0705 – 0905AAR AT7 5
OK510 PRG1710 – 1910AAR AT4 7
OK510 PRG1710 – 1910AAR AT7 1
OK511 AAR0935 – 1140PRG AT7 5
OK511 AAR0935 – 1140PRG AT4 4
OK511 AAR1940 – 2145PRG AT4 7
OK511 AAR1940 – 2145PRG AT7 1

Prague – Lisbon eff 10MAY17 4 weekly. CSA last served this route in October 1991
OK710 PRG1430 – 1700LIS 319 7
OK710 PRG1600 – 1830LIS 319 135
OK711 LIS1745 – 2210PRG 319 7
OK711 LIS1915 – 2340PRG 319 135

Prague – Reykjavik Keflavik 01JUN17 – 26SEP17 2 weekly. CSA last served this route in August 2012
OK460 PRG2155 – 2350KEF 319 14
OK461 KEF0040 – 0625PRG 319 25

Prague – Verona eff 28MAR17 4 weekly
OK736 PRG0725 – 0910VRN AT7 4
OK736 PRG1130 – 1315VRN AT7 36
OK736 PRG1215 – 1400VRN AT7 2
OK737 VRN0940 – 1125PRG AT7 4
OK737 VRN1345 – 1530PRG AT7 36
OK737 VRN1430 – 1615PRG AT7 2
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China Eastern enhancing London operation in S17

Skyteam member China Eastern in the summer 2017 season plans to enhance operations to the UK, as it begins a Boeing 777-300ER service on the Shanghai Pu Dong – London Heathrow route. The 777 will replace existing A330-200 aircraft from 26MAR17, on a daily basis.
MU551 PVG1230 – 1740LHR 77W D
MU552 LHR2100 – 1600+1PVG 77W D

The airline's First Class service will be offered for the UK market for the first time, with the introduction of Boeing 777 service.
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Photo:Ton Jochems - AMS
New airline will have a fleet of around 60 aircraft, offering 15 million seats capacity per year

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has approved plans to create a new European leisure airline group in a joint venture with TUI AG.

The new airline will have a fleet of around 60 aircraft, offering 15 million seats capacity per year, focused on point-to-point flying to connect key European tourist markets, Etihad said in a statement.

The transaction is subject to approvals by aviation regulatory bodies and anti-trust authorities.

The new leisure airline group, headquartered in Vienna, will be supported by EAG and TUI Group, will have a strong focus on hotels and cruises.

The group is scheduled to begin operations in April 2017, the start of the summer season, serving a broad network of destinations from Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Hanover, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, Nuremberg, Baden-Baden, Hamburg, Basel and Vienna).

Key markets will include the Balearics, Canaries, mainland Spain and Greece.

Etihad said the new company be able to leverage synergies and economies of scale accessible through Etihad Airways Partners and the TUI Group to ensure a lean overhead structure and competitive production cost.

TUI AG will hold 24.8 percent of shares in the joint venture company, with Etihad holding a 25 percent stake. The remaining 50.2 percent will continue to be held by the existing private foundation NIKI Privatstiftung.

Etihad said the planned transaction includes an agreement for EAG’s subsidiary Etihad Investment Holding Company LLC (Etihad) to acquire the 49.8 percent share indirectly held by airberlin in its subsidiary airline NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH.

At closing of the transaction, Etihad said it will immediately contribute the share in NIKI to the new European leisure airline group and will not effectively control, or become a majority owner of NIKI.

TUI will contribute its subsidiary TUIfly GmbH to the joint venture, including the 14 aircraft currently operated by TUIfly for airberlin under a wet-lease agreement. This follows approval on November 23 by TUI AG’s Supervisory Board.
Photo:Ton Jochems - AMS

Cobalt commenced its first route to France on 4 December, a link between its Larnaca hub and Paris CDG

The 2,980-kilometre airport pairing will be flown by the carrier twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) on A319s. The link is already served by Aegean Airlines, which according to OAG schedules also operates twice-weekly on the same days as Cobalt. Paris becomes Cobalt’s seventh destination from Larnaca, with an eighth – Birmingham – launching on 10 December. Its other routes are Athens, Chania, Heraklion, London Stansted, Manchester and Thessaloniki. This summer the airline also launched flights to Dublin. However the route has subsequently ended, with it not bookable for next summer. According to ch-aviation, Cobalt currently has three aircraft in its fleet: two A319s and one A320.

Some personal pictures from the Piper PA34-200T Seneca II Cn.34-7870098 de 1979 crashed at the l'EAP the 07-12-2016. 1 people on bord killed.

Paul Bannwarth

quarta-feira, 7 de dezembro de 2016

Air India enhanced its European network with the launch on 1 December of a three times weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) service between Delhi and Madrid

The 7,252-kilometre route will be flown by the Star Alliance carrier’s 256-seat 787-8s and faces no competition. This is Air India’s first service to Spain and the first ever non-stop scheduled service by any airline between arguably the world’s greatest football playing nation and the world’s greatest cricket playing nation. The other European destinations served this winter non-stop from Delhi by Air India are Birmingham, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Rome and Vienna.

All of these are served by the airline’s fleet of 787-8s, of which it now has 22, the most recent of which was delivered last month. A further five 787-8s are yet to be delivered.

China’s Deer Jet becomes major shareholder of UAS

Deer Jet Beijing (DF, Beijing Capital) has concluded its acquisition of a majority of shares in flight services provider UAS International Trip Support.
UAS is a global flight support solutions provider, with key office locations in Houston, Johannesburg, Hong Kong and Dubai. The acquisition means that it will be the flight support partner for the fleet of more than sixty aircraft under Deer Jet’s management, which include Gulfstream IVs, Gulfstream VSPs, Falcon 7Xs, three B737-700(BBJ)s, and a B787-8. Deer Jet is a wholly owned subsidiary of the HNA Group and was the first business aviation management company to be established in China.

The strategic partnership between UAS and Deer Jet aims to strengthen the positions of each company in the private air services space. Working together, the owners of the two companies hope to grow their businesses on a global scale.

The executive management group of UAS will remain the same, with Executive President Mohammed Husary and CEO Omar Hosari.
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Deer Jet is already a major shareholder of Asia Jet (Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok) and Hawker Pacific through its subsidiary Hong Kong Jet (Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok), and says that it will continue to make strategic partnerships and acquisitions.

Although China’s business aviation growth has slowed in the last two years, it is still experiencing a 5% increase year on year.

Hainan Airlines has become the first carrier to link a Chinese airport with the self-proclaimed ‘entertainment capital of the world’ Las Vegas

On 2 December the carrier launched three times weekly (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) flights on the 10,028-kilometre route from Beijing (PEK) using its 213-seat 787-8s, though demand was so high for the inaugural flight that it was flown by a 787-9. Rosemary Vassiliadis, Director of Aviation for Clark County, Nevada, commented: “Today’s arrival is the culmination of many years of hard work, ushering in a new era of connectivity between Las Vegas and China. McCarran has expanded its international capability specifically for moments such as today, and with the amenities of our new Terminal 3, as well as custom-created Chinese signage and Mandarin-speaking ambassadors, we’re confident that Hainan’s passengers will enjoy an unparalleled airport experience beginning the moment they enter McCarran, and again before they return home.” This winter Hainan Airlines is also operating non-stop flights to five other US airports; Boston (from Beijing and Shanghai), Chicago O’Hare (from Beijing), Los Angeles (from Changsha), San Jose (from Beijing) and Seattle-Tacoma (from Beijing and Shanghai). McCarran International Airport serving Las Vegas becomes the 14th US airport to have non-stop flights to China. Los Angeles (72 weekly flights) and San Francisco (54 weekly flights) are the best connected US airports to China.

Trans Air Congo adds maiden B737 NextGen

Trans Air Congo - TAC (Q8, Pointe Noire) has added a maiden B737-700 to its fleet Skyliner Aviation has reported. Formerly B-5246 with Lucky Air (China) (8L, Dali City), TN-TAC (msn 30674) was recently tracked in service for the Congolese operator between Brazzaville and Abidjan.

Trans Air Congo also operates three B737-200Advs and four B737-300s (one of which is wet-leased from Bravo Air (Georgia) (BRZ, Tbilisi)) on flights throughout the Republic of Congo as well as to Benin, Cameroon, and Gabon.
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GI Aviation secures AOC, prepares to launch

GI Aviation  (Abu Dhabi Bateen) has secured its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) paving the way for it to launch operations.
Using a fleet of five PC-12NGs based out of Abu Dhabi Bateen, the passenger charter specialist will commence domestic UAE as well as regional Gulf flights later this month.

“We will provide an exemplary charter service to both the existing charter market and to the executive first/business class traveller looking for an entry into the charter market," Marios Belidis, General Manager of GI Aviation, said. "We will, on certain short distance city pairs, serve as a real alternative to flying first/business class. Our focus is to ensure that we provide a time and cost effective service which is responsive to clients' itineraries and requirements, while maintaining the highest standards of quality and safety in our operation. We are delighted to be pioneering a convenient and efficient way of flying for the region and will be taking bookings before the end of 2016.”

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ViaAir commenced flights between Shenandoah (SDH) and Charlotte Douglas (CLT) on 30 November

The 385-kilometre connection will be served by the carrier 12 times weekly on its ERJ 145s. According to OAG schedules, the city pair is not served by any other carrier, with ViaAir becoming Shenandoah’s only scheduled airline. Silver Airways did serve Shenandoah until 29 November, the day on which it ended its twice-daily service from Washington Dulles. From 11 December, ViaAir will begin a one-stop service to Orlando that will operate twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays) via Charlotte Douglas. According to OAG schedules, ViaAir now offers six routes non-stop routes from Charlotte Douglas, including Beckley, St Augustine, Lewisburg and Parkersberg, as well as Shenandoah and Orlando. According to ch-aviation, ViaAir has nine aircraft in its fleet: four EMB 120s and five ERJ 145s

Volaris Costa Rica a new LCC has begun operations from San Jose in Costa Rica

The airline’s first flight on 30 November was on the 855-kilometre route to Guatemala City (GUA)

It will operate the route twice-daily with a single A320 it has wet-leased from parent company Volaris, and will face competition from Avianca (14 weekly flights) and Copa Airlines (10 weekly flights). In the 11 months to the end of November, Volaris itself has carried 13.5 million passengers (up 25.7% versus 2015) of which almost 2.7 million were on international services (up 27.0% versus 2015). The year to date load factor is up over four percentage points to 86%.

Xiamen Airlines Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Xiamen Airlines, a subsidiary of China Southern Airlines, Tuesday took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in Seattle, the U.S.

The 787-9 Dreamliner, Registration B-1566, will touch down at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport on the afternoon of December 8, Beijing Time, after a 16-ours' delivery flight from South Carolina's Charleston International Airport (CHS).
Different from the three-cabin layout on 787-8, Xiamen Airlines' first 787-9 is equipped with 287 seats in a two-class layout - 30 in business class and 257 in economy class.
Xiamen Airlines and Boeing held a grand ceremony to celebrate the delivery of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner in South Carolina.
After familiarization, the brand-new Dreamliner will be deployed on North American routes, flying between Fuzhou and New York in February 2017.
In July 2016, the airline ordered six 787-9s, worth US$1.4 billion at list prices. Delivery will be completed between 2016 and 2018.

Xiamen Airlines is the only Chinese airline that operates an all-Boeing fleet to more than 220 domestic routes and almost 30 international and regional routes. The airline has become the only Chinese civil airline that has maintained profitability for 29 consecutive years.
By Lena Ge, China Aviation Daily