terça-feira, 25 de Novembro de 2014

AIR PANAMA - FK50 / FK100

Panama City - PAC - Albrook Marcos Gelabert Airport
Bocas del Toro - BOC - Isla Colón Airport
Panama City - PAC - Albrook Marcos Gelabert Airport
Panama City - PAC - Albrook Marcos Gelabert Airport

Photos: Dra Teresa Bairrão
We serve Panama’s most important destinations from San Blas and David to Bocas del Toro with a modern fleet

We take pride in our customer service. Our 300+ Panamanian employees are trained to make flying with AirPanama a pleasant experience – Traveling for business or pleasure Airpanama personnel are trained to make your experience pleasant.

Please ask us about our charter flights for local and international destinations.

As a Company we are proud to serve.
Number of employees: 300+
Number of aircrafts: 19
Number of destinations: 23+
Number of passangers per month: 20,000 approx.
Flights per month: 800 approx.
Cargo transported per month: 100,000 Kilos approx.

AMASZONAS LINEA AÉREA - CRJ200 - CP 2733

 Rogério Bairrão - La Paz - LPB - El Alto Airport 

AMASZONAS LINEA AÉREA - SA227 AC METRO III - CP-2459

Rogério Bairrão -  Uyuni - UYU - Joya Andina Airport

Taiwanese LCC start-up, V air, eyes December 17 launch date

V air has announced plans to commence scheduled operations in the middle of next month. Subject to Thai government approval, the LCC plans to serve Bangkok Don Mueang from December 17 and Chiang Mai from January 7, 2015, with additional destinations in North-East Asia and South-East Asia to be announced in due course.
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ECAIR - Equatorial Congo Airlines to debut B767 ops in February

ECAIR - Equatorial Congo Airlines will début its maiden wide-body operations in February next year Airline Route has reported. The aircraft, a wet-leased PrivatAir (Switzerland) B767-300 WIN. HB-JJF (msn 27613), will operate five out of six weekly rotations between Brazzaville and Paris CDG with the other frequency plied by its B757-200.
The B767 is configured with three First Class, 30 Business, and 164 Economy Class seats.
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Boeing Delivers Sixth P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft to India On-schedule arrival in India reinforces in-country partnership

SEATTLE, Nov. 25, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the sixth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India, on schedule, on Nov. 24, arriving at Naval Air Station Rajali to join five others being used by the Indian Navy.

The P-8I is part of a contract of eight awarded in 2009. The final two deliveries are scheduled for 2015.
“The P-8I’s arrival in India is another key milestone for the program and marks our final delivery of the year,” said Dennis Swanson, vice president, Boeing Defense, Space & Security in India. “The Indian Navy is currently conducting missions with the first five aircraft, and this newest P-8I will begin flight trials in the coming months.”

Based on the company’s Next-Generation 737 commercial airplane, the P-8I is the Indian Navy variant of the P-8A Poseidon that Boeing builds for the U.S. Navy.
The P-8I incorporates not only India-unique design features, but also Indian-built sub-systems that are tailored to meet the country’s maritime patrol requirements. The P-8I features open systems architecture, advanced sensor and display technologies, and a worldwide base of suppliers, parts, and support equipment.

“We have a great partnership with India, which has helped us keep the program on schedule and on budget,” said Mark Jordan, Boeing P-8 International program manager.

In order to efficiently design and build the P-8I and the P-8A, the Boeing-led team is using a first-in-industry, in-line production process that draws on the company’s Next-Generation 737 production system. P-8I aircraft are built by a Boeing-led industry team that includes CFM International, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Spirit AeroSystems, BAE Systems and GE Aviation.

Boeing has been active in India for 70 years with its commercial airplanes providing the mainstay of India’s civil aviation sector. More recently its military aircraft have started to play an important role in the modernization and mission-readiness of India’s defense forces. Boeing is focused on delivering value to its Indian customers with its advanced technologies and performance driven aircraft underscored by life-cycle support services. Boeing is also committed to creating sustainable value in the Indian aerospace sector - developing local suppliers, pursuing business partnerships and shaping research and technical collaborations with Indian companies and institutions. For more information, visit www.boeing.co.in.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $33 billion business with 56,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.

Boeing Delivers First Direct Purchase 737-700 to Ruili Airlines Efficiency of 737 supports the new start-up carrier's growth

KUNMING, China, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Ruili Airlines today celebrated the arrival of the airline's first direct purchase Next-Generation 737-700. Ruili is a newly established private airline based at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, the capital city of China's Yunnan province.

"This is a momentous step forward for Ruili Airlines as we continue to enhance our fleet," said Ma Zhanwei, president, Ruili Airlines. "We hope that the competitive advantages offered by the 737 will enable us to grow from a start-up airline to a driving force in China's aviation industry." 

The new airplane is the first of 14 737 orders and commitments from Ruili Airlines, including eight 737-700s and six 737 MAXs. The carrier currently operates two 737-700s and one 737-800 serving seven domestic routes in China.

"We are honored to celebrate this milestone delivery with Ruili Airlines," said Ihssane Mounir, vice president of Sales for Northeast Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Our Next-Generation 737 delivers market-leading efficiency, reliability, and operating costs, which will all contribute significantly to the successful growth of Ruili Airlines."

Known for its reliability, fuel efficiency and economical performance, the 737-700 has been selected by leading carriers throughout the world, and has contributed more than 1,200 orders to the strong success of Next-Generation 737 family orders.

Ruili Airlines obtained its public air transport enterprise business license from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) in February 2014, marking the formal establishment of the carrier. The start-up airline is the first private carrier approved by CAAC after the regulator relaxed restrictions on new carriers in 2013. According to its development plan, Ruili Airlines plans to increase its fleet to 30 Boeing airplanes by 2020, with around 120 daily flights on 60 to 70 routes.

Boeing South Carolina Begins Final Assembly of its First 787-9 Dreamliner

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) has started final assembly of the 787-9 Dreamliner at its South Carolina facility. The team began joining large fuselage sections of the newest 787 Nov. 22 on schedule, a proud milestone for the South Carolina team and another sign of stability for the program. 

 The North Charleston, S.C., site joins Boeing's Everett, Wash., final assembly, which began 787-9 production in May 2013. United Airlines will take delivery of the first South Carolina-built 787-9.

"Our team is well prepared and eager to assemble the 787-9 Dreamliner," said Jack Jones, vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina. "Achieving this significant milestone in our final assembly operations demonstrates that we're performing well here at Boeing South Carolina. We're looking forward to delivering our first South Carolina-built 787-9 to United Airlines, and delivering 787-9s as well as 787-8s to all our customers."

The 787-9 complements and extends the 787 family, offering airlines the ability to grow routes opened with the 787-8. With the fuselage stretched by 20 feet (6 meters), the 787-9 can fly up to 40 more passengers an additional 450 nautical miles (830 kilometers) with the same exceptional environmental performance – 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes it replaces. The 787-9 leverages the visionary design of the 787-8, offering passenger-pleasing features such as large, dimmable windows, large stow bins, modern LED lighting, higher humidity, a lower cabin altitude, cleaner air and a smoother ride.

segunda-feira, 24 de Novembro de 2014

CSA - A319-100 - OK-NEP - "WOW Prague"


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Since January 2012, Qatar Airways Cargo has transported a total of 2,210 horses around the world


DOHA, Qatar – A total of 67 world-class showjumping horses were transported on Qatar Airways Cargo freighters from Liège, Belgium, to Doha, Qatar, for the final round of the 2014 Longines Global Champions Tour season which concluded on 15 November 2014.

The final Grand Prix of this year's series took place at AL SHAQAB, one of the most spectacular equestrian venues in the world, providing a fabulous international stage for the crowning of the overall Longines Global Champions Tour Champion.

The horses along with approximately 20 tonnes of cargo and equestrian equipment per freighter were transported via two Boeing 777F charter operations, with an accompanying eleven grooms per freighter, to ensure care, and safe and secure carriage from Liège to Doha and back for the horses.

“We take great pride in our handling capabilities and ensure all appropriate care is taken, providing pets and other transported animals with a five-star service on the ground and in the air. Our focus remains on providing the special attention required, during all phases of transportation, to ensure a smooth comfortable and restful journey for the animals,” said Mr. Ulrich Ogiermann, Chief Officer Cargo for Qatar Airways.

“All Qatar Airways Cargo staff attend a number of training courses in animal handling, and our personalised service, high quality of operation, and excellent record of on-time delivery makes us a prime carrier for the transportation of live animals.”

World-class showjumping horses are ready to be flown back to Liege with Qatar Airways Cargo after participating in the Longines Global Champions Tour held at Al Shaqab.
Qatar Airways Cargo staff load specially designed horse stalls onto a Boeing 777F aircraft at Hamad International Airport.
Jan Tops, President of the Longines Global Champions Tour, said: "The horses had a first-class flight experience and I want to thank Qatar Airways Cargo for its close co-operation on this important matter. The welfare and safety of the horses is our top priority."

Qatar Airways Cargo transports all kinds of animals in accordance with International Air Transport Association (IATA) Live Animal Regulations. Unlike pets such as cats and dogs, horses cannot be transported in the lower deck of regular passenger planes and must be flown on dedicated freighters. Prior to the flight, the horses are loaded into “air stables” or “horse stalls” which are special containers that can fit up to three horses side by side so that they are safe and secure while on the aircraft. A typical air stable is 294 cm wide and 232 cm high.

From January 2012 through to October 2014, Qatar Airways Cargo has transported 2,210 horses all around the world. In July 2014, Qatar Airways Cargo flew 53 showjumping horses from Calgary, Canada, to Liège in Belgium where they trained to participate in the World Equestrian Games (WEG) that were held in Normandy in August, while in March 2014 79 horses were transported from Liège to Doha and back, via two freighters for the CHI AL SHAQAB event.

A Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777F aircraft carrying world-class showjumping horses takes off for Liege from Hamad International Airport in Doha.
By utilising the fleet of Boeing 777F and Airbus A330F aircraft, Qatar Airways Cargo offers customers worldwide an increasing portfolio of part and full-charter services.

By doing this, Qatar Airways has operated charters carrying cargo ranging from horses to outsized items for the oil and gas industry.
Qatar Airways Cargo completed the transition from a manually handled cargo environment to a fully automated cargo terminal at Hamad International Airport. The brand new terminal contains a 4,200 sq. m live animal facility with dedicated stalls for horses, kennels for pets and separate holding areas for various live animals. The facility is equipped with veterinary laboratory, washing bays, feeding area, hydraulic work stations, sick bays, quarantine area and exercise area. Expert animal health care services are provided on request, 24-hours a day, seven-days-a-week.

The brand new cargo terminal at Hamad International Airport offers state-of-the-art modern technology and five-star services to customers across the globe.
QATAR AIRWAYS

 

ETIHAD Modifies Boeing 787-9/A380 Jan – Mar 2015 Schedule



ETIHAD has revised planned Boeing 787-9 operations in January and February 2015, based on recent schedule update. Latest update shows the carrier cancels planned inaugural flight on 27DEC14, and tentatively re-scheduled to 15FEB15.

Abu Dhabi – Dusseldorf Planned Boeing 787-9 service from 27DEC14 to 31DEC14, CANCELLED
Abu Dhabi – Mumbai Planned Boeing 787-9 service from 01JAN15, delayed until 15FEB15
Abu Dhabi – Washington Dulles Planned Boeing 787-9 service from 01JAN15, delayed until 15FEB15

In addition, planned A380 debut on Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow on 27DEC14 remains unchanged on EY011/012, however, latest changes to A380 operational schedule as follow.

 EY011/012 A380 service replaced by 777-300ER from 07JAN15 to 15JAN15, A340-600 from 08MAR15 to 09MAR15
EY017/018 A380 service slipped from planned 01MAR15 to 01APR15
EY019/020 Planned A380 service from 01MAY15 remains unchanged
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Photo: Paul Bannwarth - TLS

NokScoot reveals livery


NokScoot

Scoot Delays Boeing 787-9 Debut to mid-Jan 2015 -

As of 24NOV14, Scoot is delaying planned Boeing 787-9 service entry by at least 2 weeks, currently now scheduled from 16JAN15. Affected routes include:

Singapore – Perth Boeing 787-9 replaces 777 from 16JAN15
TZ008 SIN1310 – 1815PER 789 x23
TZ007 PER1910 – 0010+1SIN 789 x23

Singapore – Hong Kong Boeing 787-9 replaces 777 from 17JAN15
TZ220 SIN0155 – 0535HKG 789 x15
TZ221 HKG0720 – 1105SIN 789 x15

Scoot previously planned to start Boeing 787-9 service on 01JAN15.
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Cessna sees uptick in Caravan interest among Asia-Pacific operators during first year of joint venture with CAIGA

ZHUHAI, China, Nov. 11, 2014 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation, Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today called the first year of operations at Cessna-AVIC Aircraft (Shijiazhuang) Co., Ltd. a success. The joint venture between Cessna and China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company (CAIGA) assembles and delivers Caravan utility turboprop aircraft for the Chinese market. A Grand Caravan EX is one of four Cessna and Beechcraft aircraft at the Textron Aviation static display this week during Airshow China 2014 in Zhuhai.

“The joint venture with CAIGA has been an efficient way to provide solutions to the marketplace as business aviation continues to expand in China,” said Bill Harris, vice president, Sales in the region. “The reliability and versatility of the Cessna Caravan make it particularly well suited for growing global markets like China. We’re seeing customers order configurations for executive travel, hauling freight, aerial survey and tourism.”

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) granted approval for the Cessna Grand Caravan EX to operate on floats in China in March of this year resulting in an increase in orders for amphibian models.

Previously unannounced orders for Grand Caravan EX Amphibian aircraft include Meiya Air for aerial sightseeing in Wuzhizhou Island of Sanya and Joy Air, which recently started charter tourism flights among Shanghai, Zhoushan and Shengsi Islands.

In addition, earlier this year the joint venture announced an order for 10 Cessna Grand Caravan EX Amphibian aircraft from Reignwood Group to expand its aircraft services and operate tourism flights in the southeast part of China.

“We’re seeing a tremendous floatplane trend in the region as the number of operators increase to meet demand from tourists here,” Harris said. “We are holding the first Floatplane Operator Conference in December at our Shijiazhuang joint venture facility to help build a community among current and prospective operators. We’re interested in supporting the long-term growth of the floatplane industry in China and general aviation as a whole, as our joint venture activity shows.”

The joint venture results from the agreement signed in 2012 with CAIGA, a subsidiary of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). The joint venture began officially operating when its business license was approved in September 2013 by the Ministry of Commerce. Cessna’s Wichita, Kansas, operations provide components and parts manufacturing and sub-assemblies for the Caravan aircraft sold by the joint venture. The joint venture operations in Shijiazhuang include final assembly, paint, testing, interior installation, customization, flight testing and delivery of the Cessna Caravan to in-country customers.

More than 2,200 Caravan aircraft have been manufactured by Cessna since the aircraft was introduced in 1985. There are five models currently available: the Caravan, the Grand Caravan EX, the Super Cargomaster EX, the Caravan Amphibian and the Grand Caravan EX Amphibian. Cessna began deliveries of the upgraded Grand Caravan EX in 2013, and it is now flying diverse missions around the world, including airline operations in Russia, travel companies in the Hawaiian and the Caribbean islands, construction and energy companies in the United States, aid organizations on wildlife rescue missions in Africa and aviation clubs in the Middle East. For more information about the various Caravan aircraft and their capabilities, go to Cessna.com/Caravan.

Equatorial Guinea's Cronos Airlines set for first ERJ-135

Cronos Airlines will shortly add a first ERJ-135 to its fleet of one BAe 146-200 and one BAe 146-300.

Iberia Express to set up second base next year

Iberia Express will establish a second base outside of its current Madrid Barajas main hub during the course of 2015.
Airline CEO and president, Fernando Candela, told Spain's Expansion magazine that the base, in all likelihood, will be in either the Balearic or the Canary Islands though its exact position will only be decided once an intensive study has been undertaken.
 Photo:Paul Bannwarth - TFS

AZA AZERBAIJAN - A320-200 - F-WWIQ


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MALINDO AIRWAYS - ATR-72-600 - F-WWET


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FireFly - ATR 72-600 - F-WWES

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Structure assembly of first C919 aircraft started

Airframe butt joint of the first C919 aircraft was officially started at the newly established Manufacturing and Final Assembly Center of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) at 9:19 a.m. on September 19th, 2014, and butt joint of fwd fuselage and mid fuselage was started in accordance with defined assembly process and flow. This indicates a milestone in the research and development of C919 program.

It is reported that the airframe structure of C919 aircraft mainly includes the sections and associated components of nose, fwd fuselage, mid fuselage-center wing, outer wing, aileron, mid-aft fuselage, aft fuselage, vertical stabilizer, horizontal stabilizer and movable surfaces, which are designed by the Research and Development Center of COMAC, manufactured respectively by AVIC Chengdu Aircraft Industrial (Group) Co., Ltd (CAC), AVIC Jiangxi Hongdu Aviation Industry Group Co., Ltd, AVIC Xi'an Aircraft Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. (XAC), Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC), Harbin Aircraft Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. (HAIG), Aerospace Research Institute of Special Materials and Processing Technology, and Zhejiang Xizi Aviation Industry Co., Ltd., and assembled by COMAC Manufacturing and Final Assembly Center. At present, the fwd fuselage, mid fuselage-center wing, mid-aft fuselage and aileron of the first C919 aircraft have already passed the airworthiness inspection of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

Mr. Jin Zhuanglong and Mr. He Dongfeng presented a flag to representatives of the airframe structure assembly tackling team and detailed design review tackling team on September 19th, 2014.
 

 

 

Frontier Airlines orders nine Airbus A321ceo aircraft

Deal marks customer’s first order for largest A320 Family member

Frontier Airlines has placed a firm order for nine Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) aircraft. This is the first time Frontier has ordered the largest member of the Airbus A320 Family. The airline currently flies a fleet of 35 A319ceo, and 20 A320ceo aircraft. In addition, Frontier has on its order backlog 80 A320neo (new engine option) family aircraft.

 Including the order announced today, Frontier has a backlog of 89 Airbus single-aisle aircraft. The airline has not yet announced its engine selection or the seating configuration for its A321s.
Frontier began its transition to an all-Airbus fleet when it took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft in 2001. Since that time, the Airbus single-aisle family has allowed the airline to expand its route network while minimizing operating costs.

 “We continue to come back for more A320 Family aircraft because they fulfill our mission of providing low fares through low operating costs,” said David Siegel, Frontier Airlines CEO. The A321 is a natural fit with our unique brand of Low Fares, Done Right and will continue to help meet our customers’ expectations for a safe and reliable travel experience while allowing us to provide low fare service to more of the country.”
“Frontier has made its mark in this business by recognizing the dual importance of cost and service to a low fare airline,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers. “Minimizing expenditure while maximizing customer satisfaction can be a challenge, but the A320 Family has proven time and time again that it is the optimal solution.”

While passengers benefit from the A321’s state-of-the-art cabin design, wider seats and enhanced comfort, airlines profit from the unique operational flexibility of Airbus’ single-aisle aircraft. The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with nearly 11,000 orders to date and more than 6,200 aircraft delivered to 400 customers and operators worldwide. Thanks to its widest cabin, all members of the A320 Family offer the industry’s best level of comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard. An A320 Family aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world every two seconds.

Air France to Create HOP! Short-Haul Subsidiary


Air France has announced plans to bring together its short-haul point-to-point operations with those of its regional subsidiary, HOP!, in a further bid to improve its position in the marketplace.
The new structure, to be known as HOP! Air France, will come into existence at the start of 2015, with services beginning from the start of the summer season. Its objective is to reach profitability within three years.

It is the latest in a series of reorganizations aimed at bolstering Air France's domestic and short-haul services. HOP! is a combination of Air France's three former regional airline subsidiaries, Brit Air, Regional and Airlinair, which was launched less than two years ago.

Staff at Air France's point-to-point operation at Paray Vieille Poster and HOP! personnel from Rungis will be brought together at a single center at Montreuil, creating what Air France describes as a new, simplified structure.

 Air France chairman CEO Frédéric Gagey said: "The short-haul activity is in competition with trains, cars and low-cost airlines. We need to restructure our company to be even more responsive, market-oriented and close to our customers.

"HOP! Air France provides a response adapted to the specific characteristics of the short-haul carrier activity and the travel needs of our customers. I am counting on the efforts of all staff to achieve the ambitious targets for this business."

Together, Air France's short-haul services and HOP! operate 800 flights daily, carrying 15 million customers annually.
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Photo: Paul Bannwarth - BSL

American Airlines Unit to Transfer 50 Regional Aircraft, Cut Jobs


American Airlines Group Inc subsidiary Envoy Air plans to transfer at least 50 Embraer 145 aircraft to other regional carriers beginning in early 2015 in a move that will lead to job cuts, according to an internal letter reviewed by Reuters.

American said it decided to transfer the aircraft because the number of pilots at Envoy has dwindled in recent months. The move is the latest setback for the regional carrier since it announced about 50 other job cuts last month.

"Given the number of Envoy pilots flowing through to American each month or leaving due to normal attrition, Envoy will not have the pilots we need to fly our 2015 schedule," Kenji Hashimoto, American's senior vice president of regional carriers, said in the letter.

"Without a cost-effective pilot agreement in place, Envoy will not secure new jets and faces challenges in recruiting new pilots without the promise of a renewed fleet," he added.

Envoy pilots rejected a labor contract in March.

While baggage handlers, ticket and gate agents will keep their jobs, Envoy will likely fire some maintenance workers, according to a spokesperson at American who asked not to be named. It was not immediately clear how the news would impact flight attendants.

One of American's other regional subsidiaries, Piedmont Airlines, will receive at least 20 of the transferred aircraft. Trans States Airlines and a second contractor yet to be announced will receive the remaining jets, the letter said. Reuters
Photo: Ton Jochems

China Southern Bids Farewell to Last ERJ-145


China Southern Airlines bid farewell to last ERJ-145, Registration B-3061.
Photo by Weibo user/aixiaofanfan

China Southern Airlines (CZ) has retired its last ERJ-145, Registration B-3061, marking an end to the regional aircraft's more than 10 years service with the airline.
The B-3061 aircraft joined China Southern on June 28, 2004, with a configuration of 50 economy class seats. The last ERJ-145 aircraft flew to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal on Nov. 21, according to a Weibo post.
China Southern took delivery of its first two ERJ-145s as the launch customer for the regional aircraft in June 2004. The Chinese customer ordered a total of six ERJ-145s in February 2004, with deliveries through January 2005.
In the past decade, the airline's six ERJ-145s have flown on domestic routes for more than hundreds of thousands safety flight hours, without any incidents.
After retirement from China Southern, the B-3061 aircraft will enter service with Komiaviatrans State Air Enterprise, a Russian airline
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domingo, 23 de Novembro de 2014

Chilejet is pleased to announce the delivery of its first Boeing 737-300 Aircraft in full 148 passenger configuration



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PALAU PACIFIC AIRWAYS - B737-800 - OM-GEX

Norber - Hong Kong - International  - China - Hong Kong
Palau Pacific Airways is a new airline start-up based in the island republic of Palau, West Micronesia. It has recently announced plans to operate scheduled services between the main city of Koror to Hong Kong with a fives weekly operation scheduled to commence on November 01st. using a Boeing B737-300 aircraft. Future scheduled service destinations planned include Taipei, Guam Int'l, and Japan.
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FIRST AIR - B737-400F - C-FFNE

Gilbert Hechema - Montreal  - Canada

OMAN AIR - A330-300 - F-WWKA


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KLM - A330-300 - F-WWCD


Alain Charpentier - TLS

SKY WEST - CRJ200 - N693BR

Ton Jochems - ORD

WHITE AIRWAYS - A320-200 - OE-IDN

Ton Jochems - AMS

Asiana Cargo set for first B747-8 freighter

Asiana Airlines will take delivery of its first B747-8(F) msn 60118, after the aircraft has undergone painting in Victorville. The jet, formerly N5023Q destined for Atlas Air but never taken up, is part of a fleet of five the South Korean carrier will lease from China's ICBC Financial Leasing Co.

Currently, Asiana Cargo operates ten B747-400(F)s and one B767-300(F) on flights throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States. ch-aviation