sexta-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2017


Alain Charpentier - TLS


FPP - Lisboa

TACV - ATR-72-500 - D4-CBU

João Luis Pessoa - Lisboa

CHINA CREATE / Global Jet Luxembourg - Airbus A319-100CJ - P4-VNL

Paul Bannwarth - BSL

Lowa Ltd - B737-8DV(BBJ2) - VP-BZL (cn 32915)

Paul Bannwarth - BLS

Boeing, Juneyao Airlines Finalize Order for Five 787-9 Dreamliners

Marks first Boeing order for privately-owned Chinese carrier Includes options for five additional 787-9s
SHANGHAI, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Juneyao Airlines announced today the finalization of an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at about $1.32 billion at current list prices.

This new order, which also includes options for five more 787-9s, represents the Shanghai-based private airline's first Boeing order and first widebody airplane order.

"Our strategic vision is to develop into an international airline that provides high quality service with an extended network, while ensuring excellent profitability," said Wang Junjin, Chairman, Juneyao Airlines. "Today's order is set to play a key role in our growing business in the years to come, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Boeing into the future."

Juneyao Airlines, one of China's largest private carriers, was founded in 2005 and started operation in 2006. It currently operates domestic routes and short-haul international flights to neighboring countries such as Japan, South Korea and Thailand. The carrier plans to open new routes to North America, Europe and Australia by 2020.

"We are pleased to welcome Juneyao Airlines as a new Boeing customer," said Rick Anderson, vice president of Sales for Northeast Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "This order is an endorsement of their confidence in the 787 Dreamliner, which is the first choice for many single-aisle operators to start widebody operations."

The 787-9 Dreamliner will deliver unmatched fuel efficiency to Juneyao Airlines, keeping the carrier competitive in this challenging economic environment. 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.

Boeing Debuts 787-10 Dreamliner

Airplane scheduled to fly in the coming weeks, deliver to customers in 2018

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 17, 2017 – The Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut today at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C. site celebrated the event, along with U.S. President Donald Trump and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.

“What’s happening here at Boeing South Carolina is a true American success story,” said Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president and CEO. “In just a few short years, our team has transformed a greenfield site into a modern aerospace production facility that is delivering 787s to airlines all over the world and supporting thousands of U.S. jobs in the process.”

The 787-10, built exclusively at Boeing South Carolina, will now be prepared for its first flight in the coming weeks.

“This airplane, the most efficient in its class, is the result of years of hard work and dedication from our Boeing teammates, suppliers and community partners in South Carolina and across the globe,” said Kevin McAllister, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO. “We know our customers, including launch customer Singapore Airlines, are going to love what the 787-10 will do for their fleets, and we can’t wait to see them fly it.”

Boeing will deliver the 787-10 to airlines in 2018. The airplane has won 149 orders from nine customers across the globe.

The 787-10, the longest model of the Dreamliner family, will grow the nonstop routes opened by the 787-8 and 787-9 with unprecedented efficiency. As an 18-foot (5.5-m) stretch of the 787-9, the 787-10 will deliver the 787 family’s preferred passenger experience and long range with up to 10 percent better fuel use and emissions than the competition. The 787 Dreamliner family is a key part of Boeing’s twin-aisle strategy, which offers a modern, optimized and efficient airplane family in every market segment. Since entering service in 2011, the 787 family has flown more than 140 million people on 530 routes around the world, saving an estimated 13 billion pounds of fuel.


Paul Bannwarth

JAL S17 New E170/E190 routes as of 16FEB17

JAL in recent schedule update filed planned new Embraer E170 and E190 routes on domestic routes, for summer 2017 season. Planned new E170/190 operating routes as follow.

New Embraer E170 Routes:

Fukuoka – Amami-Oshima eff 01AUG17 1 daily (replacing Dash8-Q400)

Fukuoka – Matsuyama eff 01MAY17 4 daily (replacing Dash8-Q400)

Kagoshima – Amami-Oshima eff 01AUG17 3 daily (selected flights replacing Dash8-Q400)

Osaka Itami – Sapporo New Chitose 01JUL17 – 09OCT17 1 daily

New Embraer E190 Routes:

Osaka Itami – Akita 01JUL17 – 09OCT17 1 daily

Osaka Itami – Miyazaki eff 01MAY17 4 daily

Sapporo New Chitose – Niigata eff 01JUN17 1 daily

Tokyo Haneda – Miyazaki eff 01AUG17 1 daily

Tokyo Haneda – Shirahama eff 01AUG17 2 daily

Planned operational routes, effective dates and frequencies remain subject to change.
Jim LiuData & Analysis Manager - Airlineroute, Routesonline

ANA S17 new A320neo/A321 domestic routes as of 16FEB17

ANA in recent schedule update filed additional domestic routes to be operated by the new Airbus A320neo as well Airbus A321 for summer 2017. Planned new A320neo and A321 service as follow.

Note planned operational routes, effective dates and frequencies remain subject to change.

eff 26MAR17 Tokyo Narita – Nagoya 5 weekly (3 weekly from 02MAY17)
eff 01JUL17 Osaka Kansai – Tokyo Haneda 2 weekly
eff 04JUL17 Osaka Kansai – Fukuoka 2 weekly (FUK dep 05JUL17)

Airbus A321

Okinawa – Fukuoka 14JUL17 – 31AUG17 2 daily
Sapporo New Chitose – Komatsu eff 14JUL17 1 daily (Except 10AUG17 – 20AUG17)
Sapporo New Chitose – Osaka Itami 26MAR17 – 30APR17 2 weekly (4 weekly for the week of 26MAR17, 6 weekly for the week of 30APR17)
Tokyo Haneda – Akita eff 26MAR17 5-7 weekly (Except 14JUL17 – 31AUG17)
Tokyo Haneda – Nakashibetsu eff 20OCT17 1 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Odate-Noshiro 02MAY17 – 07MAY17 5 weekly
Tokyo Haneda – Shonai eff 26MAR17 2 daily (Except 14JUL17 – 31AUG17; 1 daily 01SEP17 – 30SEP17)
Tokyo Haneda – Toyama 10AUG17 – 20AUG17 1 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Wajima 28APR17 – 30APR17 1 daily
Jim Liu - Data & Analysis Manager - Airlineroute, Routesonline
Photo:Duncan Stewart - Tokyo

Portugal's White takes delivery of maiden ATR72-500

White (WI, Lisbon) has taken delivery of its maiden ATR72-500 following the delivery of msn 723 formerly OY-JZU with Jet Time (JO, Copenhagen Kastrup) on lease from Nordic Aviation Capital.

Air Mauritius to lease two Airbus A330-900neo aircraft from ALC

Air Lease Corporation (AL) announced long term lease agreements with Air Mauritius for two new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft, outfitted with latest-generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. The aircraft are from ALC’s order book with Airbus and are scheduled to deliver in September and October 2018.

quinta-feira, 16 de fevereiro de 2017

EMIRATES - B777-300ER -A6-EPM - "BENFICA" Team

João Luis Pessoa - Lisboa

EUROWINGS - A320-200Sharklets - D-AEWM

João Luis Pessoa - Lisboa


João Luis Pessoa - Lisboa

Air India becomes latest A320neo operator

Air India has become the latest A320neo operator after taking delivery of the first of 14 aircraft leased from Kuwait headquartered ALAFCO Aviation Lease And Finance Company, becoming the first CFM powered NEO operator in India

The delivery is also the first NEO for ALAFCO from an order for 85 A320neo Family. The A320neo will join Air India’s existing fleet of 66 A320 Family aircraft.

Through a network of over 45 Indian suppliers, more than 6,000 professionals in India contribute directly and indirectly to all Airbus programmes and every aircraft produced today is partly made in India. The A320neo Family incorporates latest technologies including new generation engines and wing tip devices, which together deliver more than 15 percent in fuel savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020.

The A320neo Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with over 5,000 orders from 92 customers since its launch in 2010 capturing almost 60 percent share of the market. Thanks to their widest cabin, all members of the A320neo Family offer unmatched comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard. To date over 70 A320neo have been delivered to 18 customers.

World's Largest Amphibian Aircraft AG600 Completes First Engine Runs

State-owned AVIC General Aircraft Company Tuesday said it has completed first engine runs on all four engines powering its AG600, the world's largest amphibian aircraft.
The first prototype of the AG600, serial number 001, rolled off a production line in the southern city of Zhuhai last July, and has since undergone a series of rigorous tests.

Between Feb. 11 and 13, all four of its engines performed excellently in tests, according to the manufacturer.

The AG600 is expected to make its first flight in the first half of 2017, two years after the originally-planned 2015.

With a maximum take-off weight of 53.5 tonnes and a maximum range of around 5,000 kilometers, the AG600 is intended for fighting forest fires and performing marine rescues. It also can absorb 12 tonnes of water within 20 seconds.

The AVIC General Aircraft Company has won 17 intent orders for the amphibious aircraft AG600, including two at 2014 Zhuhai Air Show.

Lena Ge, China Aviation Daily

quarta-feira, 15 de fevereiro de 2017

SkyTeam liveried Boeing B737-800 joins Aeroflot fleet

SkyTeam liveried Boeing B737-800 joins Aeroflot fleet

Aeroflot took delivery of its brand new B737-800 aircraft made by Boeing. The aircraft features the livery of SkyTeam, second largest global airline alliance.
Aeroflot is a full-fledged member of SkyTeam since 2006. The 20-member alliance operates on an extensive network embracing 1,062 destinations in 177 countries worldwide.
Aeroflot’s Boeing 737-800 has two-class composition with 20 seats in business class and 138 seats in economy class. The Business class salon is equipped with monitors for viewing media content. All Boeing B737-800 aircraft are delivered to Aeroflot directly from the manufacturer. Boeing 737 is one of the world’s most popular single-aisle jet airliners providing high level of comfort on medium-haul routes.
Russian Aviation Insider

TAAG NS17 Brazil frequency changes

TAAG Angola Airlines recently filed planned frequencies to Brazil for Northern summer 2017 season. From 13MAY17, the airline will operate Luanda – Sao Paulo Guarulhos – Rio de Janeiro Galeao 5 times a week, instead of 4. This route is operated by 777-300ER.

DT745 LAD2330 – 0330+1GRU0500+1 – 0610+1GIG 773 x24
DT746 GIG1550 – 1705GRU1825 – 0625+1LAD 773 x35
Jim Liu
Data & Analysis Manager - Airlineroute, Routesonline

JAL schedules limited-time 787-9 New York flights in S17

Japan Airlines in recent schedule update has filed limited-time Boeing 787-9 operation on Tokyo Narita – New York JFK route, temporary replacing 777-300ER aircraft. The 787-9 is scheduled to operate on following dates: 05MAY17, 27JUL17 (06MAY17 / 28JUL17 from JFK).

JL004 NRT1815 – 1820JFK 789
JL003 JFK1140 – 1440+1NRT 789

Planned 787-9 operation remains subject to change.
Jim Liu Data & Analysis Manager - Airlineroute, Routesonline

YTO Express orders three B737-300 P2Fs

YTO Express Airlines (YG, Hangzhou) has signed an agreement with PEMCO World Air Services (PEMCO) for three B737-300 passenger-to-freighter conversions.

The US-based conversion specialist said in a statement the redelivery of the three aircraft would take place through to the last quarter of the year.

YTO Express currently operates five B737-300(F)s on cargo and express delivery flights throughout China from its hubs at Guangzhou, Chengdu, Xi'an Xianyang, Yiwu, and, in the interim, Nanning.
ch aviation

Arik Air drops London, Jo'burg as liquidity constraints bite

Having assumed control of the airline late last week, the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) says Arik Air (W3, Lagos) requires over NGN10 billion naira (USD31.7 million at the official bank rate) for it to resume full and uninterrupted operations.
The state-owned firm's Head of the Corporate Communications, Jude Nwauzor, said in a statement that the “mess” met on ground was actually greater than anticipated.
“It appears that unlike previously recorded, Arik has debts in excess of NGN300 billion (USD951 million at the official bank rate), especially with some banks, excluding fuel suppliers, lessors and maintenance companies," he said adding that all creditors' claims will be addressed in due course.
AMCON last week blamed Arik Air's persistent financial woes on its "bad corporate governance".

Since moving into position, it says insurance cover for Arik's aircraft, which were to have expired on Sunday, 12 February, has been paid with its aircraft gradually resuming flights. The airline's New York JFK service was suspended this past week.

AMCON states that of Arik's fleet of two A330-200s (one of which is undergoing MRO in Perpignan and the other one parked at Lagos), nine B737-700s, four B737-800s, four CRJ-900s, one CRJ-1000, and four Dash 8-400s, only ten aircraft are commercially serviceable. As such, while the Federal Government plans to return all aircraft stored abroad to Nigeria, Arik Air will temporarily scale-back its operations to ensure what AMCON said was "efficient services and put an end to the era of flight cancellations".
The decision has since been taken to suspend the carrier's flights to London Heathrow and Johannesburg O.R. Tambo in favor of focusing on the West African market.

”The strategic business decision is meant to realign our operations and refocus on satisfying our domestic and West Africa and other international passengers," Nwauzor added. “It will also present Arik with excellent opportunity to engage and discuss with creditors who have become restive since the intervention and have also understandably exhausted their patience due to non-payment of accumulated debt and non-performance on services and contracts.”
Arik is now managed by Capt. Roy Ukpebo Ilegbodu under the receivership of Oluseye Opasanya, SAN.


Paul Bannwath