quarta-feira, 23 de agosto de 2017
TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA], EL AL Israel Airlines and Air Lease Corporation are celebrating the delivery of the carrier's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner today.
EL AL leased the airplane through an agreement with Air Lease Corporation.
The 787-9 touched down in Tel Aviv today following a nonstop, 6,746 mile (10,856 km.) delivery flight from Paine Field, adjacent to Boeing's factory in Everett, Wash.
"The arrival of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a day of pride and joy to all of us at EL AL," said EL AL Chief Executive Officer David Maimon. "It is the highlight in the ongoing renewal of the EL AL fleet, which started a year and a half ago when we decided to order 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. We are happy to embark on a new journey with our first Dreamliner."
"The arrival of the new airplanes will create a revolution in the customer experience. We have set a very high standard of service and product excellence in order to maintain our position as the first and preferred choice for passengers, travelling both to and from Israel," said Maimon. "I am convinced that this significant procurement of 787s is a great opportunity for us to meet the highest levels expected. The Dreamliner will ensure our customers receive exceptional comfort, innovative technology, advanced aircraft and quality service."
The 787 is a family of technologically advanced, super-efficient airplanes with new passenger-pleasing features. In addition to bringing big-jet ranges to midsize airplanes, the 787 will provide EL AL with unmatched fuel efficiency and environmental performance, using 20 to 25 percent less fuel and with 20 to 25 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes it replaces.
"We are honored to deliver the first 787 Dreamliner to our great partners at EL AL," said Ray Conner, vice chairman, The Boeing Company. "The 787 Dreamliner will play a key role in the renewal of EL AL's fleet and growing its network worldwide as it ushers in a new era for the airline, its employees and its customers around the globe."
EL AL has been an all-Boeing carrier since taking delivery of its first new Boeing airplane in 1961 and currently operates a fleet of more than 40 airplanes including Next-Generation 737s, 747s, 767s and 777s.
Hamburg, Germany, 23 August 2017 - flyadeal, the newly established low fare airline in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), has taken delivery of its first aircraft and the first of eight Airbus A320ceo aircraft, becoming the newest operator of the Airbus A320 Family.
Announced in 2016, flyadeal will commence operations on 23 September 2017, on the national day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, serving domestic markets initially before expanding into regional markets.
Powered by CFM engines, the fleet will perfectly match the operational objectives and demands of the new airline. With 186 seats in a single-class configuration, flyadeal’s A320 features the latest Recaro 18” wide economy class seats providing unmatched comfort, and equipped with USB power outlets and personal device holders.
Chairman of flyadeal, H.E. Mr Saleh Al Jasser said: “Saudi Arabia has launched its Vision 2030; a strategic platform for the future development of the Kingdom where transportation and tourism are key pillars. The launch of flyadeal is core to the strategy to mobilize further the country and the region”.
CEO of flyadeal, Con Korfiatis said: “flyadeal will be Saudi Arabia’s newest airline, providing a unique experience with an optimal fleet to serve our domestic and regional markets. The Airbus A320 has been distinctly selected for the needs of our operation, and we look forward to passengers experiencing flyadeal’s onboard service.”
“Saudi Arabia and the region have a very young and digitally savvy population that has an increasing thirst for low fare travel domestically and across the region. flyadeal plans to serve and grow this significant segment of air travel.”
flyadeal has acquired the first eight Airbus A320ceo aircraft for its fleet from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE).
Commenting on the deal, DAE Chief Executive Officer, Firoz Tarapore said, “DAE is pleased to welcome flyadeal on-board as a new customer. We are delighted to be able to support flyadeal’s fleet strategy as it begins operations, and we look forward to working with the airline to fulfill its fleet ambitions, going forward.”
Mr Tarapore continued, “Having listened to our customers, we feel that the acquisition of these popular and efficient single aisle aircraft reflect continuing market demand for this type of plane.”
“It is a pleasure to expand our partnership with Dubai Aerospace Enterprises and be part of flyadeal’s official operational launch,” said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer Customers, Airbus Commercial Aircraft. “Airbus is committed to play a major role in supporting flyadeal in its exciting journey, enabling more people to fly at affordable cost.”
“flyadeal’s decision to launch its operations with an A320ceo fleet is a clear affirmation of the continuing appeal of a product that provides an exceptionally comfortable cabin, low operating costs and excellent fuel consumption. These factors will provide a framework from which the airline can build and sustain its future successes and market growth, in both KSA and the region.”
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line and the preferred choice among legacy carriers, traditional airlines, representing the aircraft of choice within the LCC market. To date, the Family has won over 13,200 orders and more than 7,700 aircraft have been delivered to some 400 customers and operators worldwide. With one aircraft in four sizes (A318, A319, A320 and A321), the A320 Family seats from 100 to 240 passengers. The Family features the widest cabin in the single aisle market with 18” wide seats in Economy as standard.
Japan Airlines yesterday (22AUG17) announced its planned winter 2017/18 operation changes, mainly effective between 29OCT17 and 24MAR18. Planned changes for international service as follow.
Tokyo Haneda – Bangkok eff 01DEC17 JL033/032 787-8 replaces 777-200ER
Tokyo Haneda – Beijing JL025/020 787-8 replaces 767-300ER
Tokyo Haneda – Shanghai Pu Dong eff 01DEC17 JL085/086 777-200ER replaces 767
Tokyo Haneda – Singapore eff 01DEC17 JL035/038 777-200ER replaces 767
Tokyo Narita – Beijing 01FEB18 – 24MAR18 767-300ER replaces 737-800
Tokyo Narita – Delhi 787-9 replaces 787-8
Tokyo Narita – Hong Kong eff 01DEC17 787-9 replaces -8
Tokyo Narita – Jakarta 29OCT17 – 30NOV17 JL729/720 787-8 replaces 767
Tokyo Narita – Singapore eff 01DEC17 JL711/712 777-200ER replaces 767
Tokyo Narita – Taipei Taoyuan JL809/802 767-300ER replaces 787-8
Majority of these changes will be gradually reflected in the reservation system in the next few days.
reviously reported changes:
Tokyo Haneda – London Heathrow Increase from 1 to 2 daily, new flight operated by 787-8
Tokyo Narita – Bangkok Increase from 1 to 2 daily, 787-8 service
Tokyo Narita – Paris CDG Service cancelled during winter season
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segunda-feira, 21 de agosto de 2017
Airbus is today hosting the Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) in Toulouse for a special concert, organised in partnership with Cathay Pacific Airways and the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office. This concert is part of a world tour by the AYO to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).
The AYO is one of the most respected and acclaimed pre-professional orchestras in the world today, providing young musicians from Asia with a platform to highlight their talents and perform on the international arena.
Prior to the concert a photo session was organised this morning involving over 100 musicians from the AYO in front of one of Cathay Pacific’s new A350 XWB aircraft, currently in production in Toulouse. The photo session was attended by guests from the airline, including Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg.
Tonight’s concert will be attended by guests from Cathay Pacific, the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, local dignitaries from Toulouse and some 300 Airbus employees.
The Cathay Pacific Group is one of Airbus’ most important customers from the Asia-Pacific region and currently operates over 100 Airbus aircraft, including 17 A350s, 61 A330s and 23 A320 Family. In addition, the Group has another 31 A350s on order for future delivery and earlier today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase of 32 A321neo.
World's most efficient single-aisle selected for fleet renwal at Cathay Dragon
Cathay Pacific Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for 32 A321neo single-aisle aircraft. The aircraft will be operated by Cathay Dragon, the regional carrier of the Group, on services linking its Hong Kong home base with destinations across Asia.
The new A321neo aircraft will replace and modernise Cathay Dragon’s current in-service fleet of 15 A320s and eight A321s, with the additional aircraft allowing the airline to capture growth opportunities in the region. The Cathay Dragon network currently covers 56 Asian destinations, including 28 in mainland China.
Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer and Cathay Dragon Chairman Rupert Hogg said: “The Airbus fleet has been serving Cathay Dragon well over the decades. With the A321neo we expect to benefit from a very significant increase in operating efficiency, while increasing capacity in the Cathay Dragon network in order to expand our reach to more customers.”
He added: “The intention to purchase these 32 environmentally-friendly aircraft will allow us to add new destinations to Cathay Dragon’s network, increase frequency on some of our most popular routes and expand our network in the region in order to provide more travel choices and convenience to our customers.”
John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers said: “Airbus is proud to have been selected to supply Cathay Dragon’s future single-aisle fleet. This is another major endorsement of the A321neo as the aircraft of choice in the middle-of-the-market segment.”
“The A321neo offers the lowest operating costs, longest range capability and most spacious cabin in its class. It will be the perfect aircraft for Cathay Dragon as it builds on its success as one of Asia’s leading regional carriers.”
Cathay Dragon is an all Airbus operator, with a current fleet of 23 A320 Family aircraft and 24 widebody A330-300s. In addition, Cathay Pacific operates 37 A330-300s, making the Group the largest A330 operator in the Asia-Pacific region. Cathay Pacific also operates the all-new long haul A350 XWB, with 17 A350-900s already in service. The carrier has another 31 A350 XWBs on order for future delivery, including the A350-900 and larger A350-1000.
The A321 is the largest member of the A320 Family and seats up to 240 passengers, depending on cabin configuration. Incorporating the latest engines, aerodynamic advances and cabin innovations, the A321neo offers a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 20 per cent per seat and can fly up to 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 kilometres) non-stop – further than any other single-aisle airliner.
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single-aisle product line and comprises four models (A318, A319, A320, A321) seating from 100 to 240 seats. To date, the Family has won over 13,200 orders and more than 7,700 aircraft have been delivered to some 400 customers and operators worldwide.
American Airlines during 20AUG17’s schedule update filed additional changes for summer 2018 season on long-haul routes, including a number of new routes announced by the airline last week. Planned changes a follow.
Chicago O’Hare – Venice eff 04MAY18 1 daily, subject to Government Approval
AA042 ORD1900 – 1100+1VCE 788 D
AA043 VCE1450 – 1815ORD 788 D
Philadelphia – Budapest eff 04MAY18 1 daily, subject to Government Approval
AA096 PHL1825 – 0935+1BUD 763 D
AA097 BUD1135 – 1600PHL 763 D
Philadelphia – Prague eff 04MAY18 1 daily, subject to Government Approval
AA052 PHL1830 – 0905+1PRG 763 D
AA053 PRG1130 – 1510PHL 763 D
Philadelphia – Zurich eff 25MAR18 1 daily, service resumption since September 2016
AA092 PHL1820 – 0825+1ZRH 763 D
AA093 ZRH1015 – 1320PHL 763 D
Other changes, mainly effective from the week of 25MAR18, as follow:
Boston – Paris CDG 1 daily seasonal 757 service cancelled
Chicago O’Hare – Manchester eff 24MAR18 787-8 replaces 767 in S17, 1 daily
Chicago O’Hare – Paris CDG 25MAR18 – 06JUN18 787-8 replaces 767, 1 daily (787 continues operating on/after 07JUN18)
Dallas/Ft. Worth – Beijing eff 04AUG18 787-9 replaces -8, 1 daily
Dallas/Ft. Worth – London Heathrow 25MAR18 – 06JUN18 AA078/081 3-class 777-200ER replaces -300ER
Dallas/Ft. Worth – Madrid eff 25MAR18 3-class 777-200ER replaces 787-9
Dallas/Ft. Worth – Paris CDG eff 25MAR18 3-class 777-200ER replaces 787-9, previously scheduled from 03APR18
Dallas/Ft. Worth – Shanghai Pu Dong eff 04MAR18 787-9 replaces -8, 1 daily
Los Angeles – Auckland eff 23MAR18 Service converts to seasonal, Northern summer service suspended, previously scheduled as 787-9
Los Angeles – Shanghai Pu Dong eff 25MAR18 787-9 replaces -8, 1 daily
New York JFK – Manchester 1 daily seasonal 757 service cancelled
New York JFK – Milan Malpensa eff 25MAR18 2-class 777-200ER replaces 767-300ER, 1 daily
New York JFK – Paris CDG Reduce from 2 to 1 daily in summer season
New York JFK – Zurich 1 daily seasonal service cancelled
Philadelphia – Amsterdam eff 25MAR18 767-300ER replaces 757, 1 daily
Philadelphia – Lisbon eff 03APR18 767-300ER replaces 757, 1 daily (Reflected in previous schedule update, however this wasn’t covered on Airlineroute)
Previously reported changes:
Dallas/Ft. Worth – Amsterdam eff 04MAY18 Seasonal service operated by 777-200ER, replacing 767 in S17
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Photo:FPP - Amsterdam
American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth) has confirmed it will base its first B737 MAX 8s out of its Miami Int'l hub ahead of their deployment into commercial service to New York La Guardia from November 29 onwards.
The carrier said in an employee newsletter that the 172-seater MAX 8s will be used to replace the smaller A319-100s (128 seats) and 188 seat B757-200s on select services out of the Floridian gateway. It did not specify which routes would be affected.
As previously reported, American Airlines is expecting a total of four B737 MAX 8s this year out of a total of 100 MAX on order from Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare).
Photo:Brian Worthington - Seattle
TAP Portugal during the month of November 2017 and March 2018 plans to operate Faro – Helsinki route, with Airbus A320 aircraft operating once a week. This route is not available for reservation as this route is served as scheduled charter.
TP2938 FAO2355 – 0635+1HEL 320 6 04NOV17 – 18NOV17 / 10MAR18 – 17MAR18
TP2938 FAO2355 – 0735+1HEL 320 6 24MAR18
TP2939 HEL0745 – 1045FAO 320 7 29OCT17 – 12NOV17 / 04MAR18 – 18MAR18
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FPP - Lisboa
LATAM Airlines Brasil in Northern winter 2017/18 season plans to transfer Sao Paulo Guarulhos – Madrid service to LATAM Airlines Chile, reflected in recent schedule update. From Sao Paulo, LATAM Airlines Chile 787-9 will replace LATAM Brasil’s A350 service, from 29SEP17 to 24MAR18. This route is served on daily basis.
The following schedule is effective 29OCT17 – 17FEB18.
LA702 GRU2305 – 1210+1MAD 789 D
LA703 MAD2115 – 0525+1GRU 789 D
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Kish Air (Y9, Tehran Mehrabad) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mohammad Taqi Jadidi says the Iran carrier has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) for the purchase of ten B737 MAX.
In an interview with the Fars news agency, Jadidi said: "We recently negotiated with the representative of Boeing, which has been licensed to negotiate aircraft sales. The aircraft is able to travel 5 to 6 hours, for example, from Tehran Imam Khomeini to China, London, the Gulf states, Russia, Europe, Stockholm Arlanda and south to Sri Lanka."
During the same interview, the CEO also alluded to plans to acquire six A320 Family jets (said to be A320 and A321) by the end of the current Iranian year (ends March 2018).
Neither Boeing nor Airbus has commented on the reported.
Kish Air currently operates two A320-200s, two A321-200s, three Fokker 100s, four MD-82s, and three MD-83s on scheduled passenger flights to thirty-four destinations across Iran, Azerbaijan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Georgia, Oman, Turkey, Ukraine, and Kuwait.
Yamal Airlines was one of the carriers that put SSJ100 aircraft into revenue service this year (Yamal Airlines)
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) delivered six Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional aircraft in the first half of 2017, reads the company’s Q2 statement. The figure is 33.3% lower than during the same period last year. The manufacturer explains the decline by the schedule of 2017 deliveries, which calls for the main portion of new airliners to be handed over to customers in the second half of the year.
The slowdown in deliveries led to SCAC seeing its revenue drop 25.4%, to 10.111 billion rubles ($171 million). The company also registered a net loss of 751.5 million rubles for the first six months of the year, Kommersant daily reports, against a net income during the same period in 2016. SCAC puts the losses down to the unfavorable ruble exchange rate and massive expenses on interest payments.
The report does not disclose the recipients of the six aircraft delivered in the first half of the year. Open sources suggest that at least 13 Superjets were put into revenue service over the period: four by IrAero (RA-89075, RA-89076, RA-89077, and RA-89078), six by Yamal Airlines (RA-89068, RA-89069, RA-89070, RA-89071, RA-89072, and RA-89073), and three aircraft by Irish-based CityJet (EI-FWF, EI-FWE, and EI-FWD).
The SCAC report says the company is planning to sell a total of 34 SSJ 100 aircraft in 2017. The plans for 2018 and 2019 call for delivering 38 and 37 airframes, respectively. In 2016, according to the manufacturer’s updated report, it delivered 26 SSJ100s (as compared to the original report, which mentioned 28).
SCAC is believed to have delivered a total of 115 Superjets to July 31, 2017.
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