quarta-feira, 16 de Abril de 2014

Singapore Airlines To Be Title Sponsor Of Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix

Singapore Airlines has signed an agreement with the Formula One Group to be the Title Sponsor of the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX.

This year’s event will be named the 2014 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX and will take place from 19 to 21 September at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

“We are thrilled to be taking up the title sponsorship of one of the most exciting races on the F1® calendar, and we are especially pleased to be doing so in the lead-up to Singapore’s 50th birthday next year,” said Singapore Airlines CEO, Mr Goh Choon Phong.

“Singapore Airlines has always supported the development of both sports and tourism. Through our involvement with the world’s first F1® night race we will be able to enhance both for the benefit of Singaporeans and visitors alike.”

Formula One Group CEO Mr Bernie Ecclestone added: “We are very happy to have Singapore Airlines join the Formula One family by becoming the Title Sponsor of the extremely popular FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX, which was the first Formula 1® night race, and demonstrates Singapore’s forward thinking, an attribute Singapore Airlines has always achieved.”

Said Mr Ong Beng Seng of Singapore GP Pte Ltd: “We are delighted to welcome Singapore Airlines as Title Sponsor for the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX. Given the iconic brand’s phenomenal global reach, this synergistic partnership will provide the widest exposure and fantastic opportunities in the promotion of both Singapore and Formula 1® around the world.”

About Formula 1®
Formula 1®, which began in 1950, is the world’s most prestigious motor racing competition and is the world’s most popular annual sporting series. In 2014 it was watched by over 450 million unique television viewers from 185 territories. The 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship™ runs from March to November and spans 19 races in 19 countries across five continents. Formula One World Championship Limited is a subsidiary of the Formula One group, founded by CEO Bernie Ecclestone, and holds the exclusive commercial rights to the FIA Formula One World Championship™. For more information on Formula 1® visit www.formula1.com.

The F1 FORMULA 1 Logo, F1, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula One group company. All rights reserved.





Boeing Delivers 8,000th 737

SEATTLE, April 16, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] today delivered the 8,000th 737 to come off the production line to United Airlines, marking another important milestone for the world’s best-selling airplane. The airplane, a Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range), features a special logo.

Air Malta’s surprise in the sky

Air Malta will this afternoon surprise the islands with a freshly-painted aircraft to kick-start its 40th anniversary celebrations.

Air Malta registered aircraft 9H-AEI will be operating flight KM 40, appropriately selected for the occasion, and will be arriving in Malta after being repainted in Ostrava (Czech Republic). The aircraft was on a long-term lease to Interjet in Mexico

The aircraft will be performing two low flypasts on runway 31 and overfly the island before landing, at around 6pm.

It will fly over the Grand Harbour, Sliema, the northern coastline of Malta, Mosta, Qrendi and Birzebbugia.

Spotters are invited to upload photos of the aircraft onto Air Malta’s social media pages, particularly www.facebook.com/AirMalta and www.twitter.com/AirMalta.

The aircraft will be welcomed at Malta International Airport this evening during an event being hosted by Air Malta

domingo, 13 de Abril de 2014


Raihan.Ahmed - Dhaka - Hazrat Shahjalal International - Bangladesh

COMLUX - A319-100 CJ - 9H-AVK

Ton Jochems - BRU

LUXAIR - B737-700W - LX-LGR

João Luis Pessoa - Lisboa

RAF Avia - Antonov AN-26B - YL-RAA

João Luis Pessoa - Lisboa

HZ-A2 - A320-214 CJ Prestige

Paul Bannwarth  - BSL


João Luis Pessoa - Lisboa


sábado, 12 de Abril de 2014


Ton Jochems - BRU


Ton Jochems - BRU

IBERIA - A321-200 - EC-JGS

João Luis Pessoa - Lisboa

SWISS - A340-300 - HB-JME

Paul Bannwarth - ZHR


João Luis Pessoa - Lisboa

OYONNAIR - Beech 1900D - F-HETS

Paul Bannwarth - BSL


João Luis Pessoa - Lisboa

sexta-feira, 11 de Abril de 2014

Southwest Airlines Launches New Era Of Fuel Savings And Emissions Reduction With Its First Aircraft Featuring Split Scimitar Winglets

Southwest Airlines today operates its first revenue flight utilizing a Boeing 737-800 equipped with Aviation Partner's Boeing Split Scimitar Winglets. The newly designed winglet differs than those currently installed on the carrier's fleet of Boeing 737s, with aerodynamic scimitar tips and a large ventral strake on the bottom of the blended winglet structure. By upgrading the 737-800s with Split Scimitar Winglets, annual fuel savings are estimated to increase from approximately 3.5 percent per aircraft from Blended Winglets to approximately 5 to 5.5 percent per aircraft annually. In addition, the new winglet will reduce emissions, supporting Southwest's commitment to the environment.

The Split Scimitar Winglets will be installed on 33 new 737-800s once they are delivered to the airline this year. The airline also plans to retrofit 52 additional 737-800s currently in the fleet. The retrofits are expected to be completed by early 2015. All of the carrier's Boeing 737-700s and 737-800s, as well as a majority of its 737-300s, are equipped with Blended Winglets saving the company roughly 55 million gallons of fuel annually. Blended Winglets were first installed on Southwest Airlines Boeing 737s in 2007.

For photos and other multimedia assets showcasing the new Split Scimitar Winglets on Southwest Airlines' newest Boeing 737-800.
Southwest Airlines


Paul Bannwarth - BSL


Photos: Dobrolet


Ton Jochems - BRU

Dalmatian, to start Hamburg flights in June

Dalmatian is looking to at last begin services on June 2 with 4x weekly Zagreb to Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel flights.

New Jatayu Air takes to Indonesia's skies once more

New Jatayu Air is believed to have launched operations on April 10 using a B737-400.
The start-up's website lists its route network as daily flights from Batam to Bandung and Palembang as well as between Bandung and Palembang.

AIGLE AZUR - A320-200 Sharklets - F-HBIX

João Luis Pessoa - Lisboa

GE Capital Aviation Services Delivers New Leased Boeing 737-800 to Solaseed Air

HONG KONG - GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, today announced delivery of a new leased Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Japan’s Solaseed Air to expand the carrier’s fleet. The leased aircraft comes from GECAS’ existing order book with Boeing and is the first of three scheduled for delivery to the airline in 2014.

SUNEXPRESS Germany - B737-800W - D-ASXF

João Luis Pessoa - Lisboa

Tail section of ARJ21-700 AC109 Shipped

Tail section of ARJ21-700 AC109 Shipped

 Recently, the tail section/vertical stabilizer assembly of ARJ21-700 AC109, manufactured by AVIC SAC Commercial Aircraft Company Ltd. (SACC), has been finally inspected and confirmed by the General Representative Office of Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (SAMC) in SACC, and has been shipped to SAMC after being packed by SACC, which provides strong support for the customers' requirements on subsequent final assembly


João Luis Pessoa - LPPT

China’s Tibet Airlines takes delivery of its first A319 with Sharklets

Wing-tip devices further enhance the A319’s superior high altitude performance

Lhasa based Tibet Airlines from the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China has taken delivery of its first A319 with Sharklets. The aircraft which was handed over at the Airbus Tianjin Delivery Centre (ATDC) joins Tibet Airlines’ existing fleet of eight existing A319s. The aircraft is the 165th assembled at Airbus’Tianjin Final Assembly Line (FALC).

The aircraft is powered by CFM56-5B engines and features a comfortable two class cabin, seating 128 passengers with eight in business class and 120 in economy.

Tibet Airlines’ base is Gongga Airport, Lhasa, is one of the world’s highest airports at an altitude of 12,000 feet. The new A319 is certificated for high altitude airport operation and Required Navigation Performance – Authorisation Required (RNP-AR) and Satcom is installed.

RNP-AR procedures represent today the most modern navigation technique, allowing the aircraft to fly precisely along predefined routes using on-board navigation systems and the GPS-based ‘Global Navigation Satellite System’ (GNSS). The high accuracy provided by RNP-AR is especially important for airlines operating in and out of airports in mountainous regions. Tibet Airlines has selected Airbus ProSky, an Airbus subsidiary, as its strategic partner for its RNP-AR operations.

 Sharklets are made from light-weight composites and are 2.4 meters tall. They are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft and standard on all members of the new A320neo family. They offer operators up to four per cent fuel burn reduction on longer range sectors and provide the flexibility of either adding an additional 100 nautical miles range or increased payload capability of up to 450 kilograms.

The FALC in Tianjin is based on the latest state-of-the-art Airbus single aisle final assembly line in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft delivered in China are assembled to the same standards as those assembled and delivered in Europe. Airbus has delivered 165 Tianjin assembled A320 Family aircraft. The aircraft are in service with 13 Chinese and Asian airlines.

The A320 Family (A318, A319, A320 and A321) is the world’s best-selling and most modern single aisle aircraft Family. To date, over 10,200 aircraft have been ordered and over 6,000 delivered to operators worldwide. With proven reliability and extended servicing periods, the A320 Family has the lowest operating costs of any single-aisle aircraft.