quarta-feira, 30 de Julho de 2014
ANA is an existing operator of the B787 Family with twenty-eight B787-8s currently in active service.
While it took delivery of its first, and the world's first, commercial B787-9 jet earlier this month, Air New Zealand is only scheduled to deploy the aircraft into revenue service on flights to Perth Int'l on October 15 followed by Shanghai Pudong and Tokyo Narita
The AN−178 is the further development of the AN−148 and AN−158 family, basing aircraft of which are intended to carry from 68 to 99 passengers. They acquired good reputation while being operated in various climatic and weather conditions, on unpaved and high−altitude airfields.
The AN−178 creation is based on researches of market requirements. Modern tendency of development of ramp military aircraft is replacement of four−engined turboprop medium aircraft with twin−jets. Having close fuel consumption by the hour, twin−jets provides much higher efficiency owing to higher cruising speed. According to Dmytro Kiva, President – General Designer: “The AN−178 is our future! We create this aircraft, putting in it wide experience of elder generation of Antonov’s workers with the newest technologies, that our youth successfully assimilate and implement. The project is financed with costs, earned by our collective. We are sure, that the AN−178 will take a good place among transport aircraft of the world. Besides, it will be able to replace famous AN−12 (more 1400 airplanes were produced) and C−160 (more 200 airplanes)”.
Olexandr Kulyk, Chairman of Sviatoshyn District State Administration in Kyiv, congratulated the Antonov’s collective with execution of significant part of the AN−178 program: “The AN−178 is right what our economics and country need. Here are working places and the most innovative technologies. I would like to thank Antonov for its help, given to the district, city, Ukraine. I am sure, together we will win!”
terça-feira, 29 de Julho de 2014
EVERETT, Wash., July 29, 2014 -- Boeing (NYSE:BA) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner. ANA will become the world's first airline to operate both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family when the airline launches 787-9 services on domestic Japanese routes in August.
Shandong Airlines has introduced six B737-800s with special livery, which were named "Virtues of Shandong" with colorful painted decorations on the fuselages.
The newly introduced aircraft, registration number B-1969, is the sixth new aircraft delivered to the airline in 2014.
The new airplane is the second of 10 777-300ERs China Southern has on order with Boeing.
The Guangzhou-based carrier plans to operate the first two 777-300ER aircraft on its new New York route in early August, where it will be able to directly connect passengers in the southern region of China to the eastern coast of the U.S.
segunda-feira, 28 de Julho de 2014
The world’s newest, most modern and efficient aircraft, the Airbus A350 XWB, landed for the very first time at Hong International Airport (HKAI) earlier today.
The aircraft, MSN 005, is one of five A350 prototypes used to perform comprehensive flight test and development trials. The aircraft has to fly a representative airline schedule, demonstrating its maturity for airline operations. This route proving exercise is the last of the trials required for Type Certification, which is expected in September this year. The aircraft will be operated by Airbus flight crews.
For its visit to Asia, the A350 MSN 005 arrived directly in Hong-Kong from Toulouse, France and will carry out crucial hot and humid tests similar to normal airline operations in the region. The aircraft will perform a series of high frequency flights between Hong-Kong and Singapore over three days before departing back to Toulouse on Thursday 31st July.
Airbus A350 will then depart to Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday, 2nd August. The A350’s World Tour began on July 24th and involves a series of tests on four different trips. It will visit 14 airports around the world and will end on August 13th.
domingo, 27 de Julho de 2014
quinta-feira, 24 de Julho de 2014
At present, TransNusa operates a fleet of four Fokker 50s and a wet-leased BAe 146-200 on flights covering eastern Indonesia
The world’s newest airliner, the Airbus A350-900, has taken off this morning for the final stage towards certification. These Route Proving tests are designed to demonstrate readiness for airline operations and will include high airfield performance, auto-landing trials, and airport turnaround and handling services. Some flights will have passengers on board. The A350 world tour itinerary includes 14 major airports worldwide and one route via the North Pole.
The world tour using A350 MSN5 test aircraft forms part of the route proving for certification campaign. The aircraft (MSN5) is one of the fleet of five test aircraft and one of two with a fully functional cabin (42 business class and 223 economy class seats). The A350 flights will be operated by Airbus flight crews with the participation of Airworthiness Authority pilots from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The tests form part of the last trials required for aircraft Type Certification scheduled for Q3 this year. The first airline delivery, to Qatar Airways, will follow towards the end of the year.
The three week trial (four trips) starts in Toulouse, France. Trip one, includes destinations such as Canada via the north-pole and Frankfurt. Trip two to Asia, the world’s fastest growing aviation market, includes visits to Hong Kong and Singapore. The third trip brings the aircraft to Johannesburg and to Sydney. From Sydney it will fly to Auckland, followed by Santiago de Chile and Sao Paulo before returning to Toulouse. On the fourth and final trip, the A350 will depart from Toulouse to Doha, then onto Perth and back to Doha. From Doha it will fly to Moscow, then to Helsinki from where it will fly back to Toulouse.
Today five development A350s are flying and are actively involved in the intensive flight test programme, which has already reached over 540 flights and 2,250 flight hours.
The A350 XWB is the latest addition to the market-leading Airbus Widebody product line. Offering its customers a 25% reduction in fuel-burn, the all-new mid-size long-range A350 XWB Family comprises three versions from 276 to 369 seats. The A350 has carbon fibre fuselage and wings and sets new standards in terms of passenger experience, operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness. At the end of June 2014, the A350 XWB had won 742 orders from 38 customers worldwide.
Trip two: Toulouse-Hong-Kong-Singapore-Hong-Kong-Toulouse (Hong Kong to Singapore several times)
Trip three: Toulouse-Johannesburg-Sydney-Auckland-Santiago de Chile-Sao Paulo-Toulouse
Trip four: Toulouse-Doha-Perth-Doha-Moscow-Helsinki-Toulouse
‘The delivery of the 10th 747-8F has helped us bring down the average age of our fleet - already one of the youngest in the industry - to a mere 5.8 years’, said Dirk Reich, President & CEO. ‘Apart from the increased fuel efficiency and reduced noise footprint, the 747-8F is the ideal aircraft for the implementation of our dual hub strategy between Zhengzhou and Luxembourg. Our goal is indeed to operate multiple daily connections between both locations with the -8F’, Reich added.
As a launch customer of the 747-8F, Cargolux became the world’s first operator of the type in 2011. The type has performed extremely well in Cargolux’s services and reached an average daily utilization of 15:58 hours in 2013. The airline expects to take delivery of its 11th 747-8F out of a total order of 14 units later this year. Cargolux also operates 11 747-400 freighters.
This brings the total Aerovista fleet to five aircraft comprising of two B737-300, two B737-500s and the newly added A320-232.
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eff 20DEC14 Nantes – Las Palmas 1 weekly
eff 20DEC14 Toulouse – Tenerife North 1 weekly
eff 20DEC14 Venice – Santander 2 weekly (until 06JAN15)
Previously reported new routes:
eff 27NOV14 Strasbourg – Marseille 4 weekly (2 weekly from 09JAN15)
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eff 26OCT14 Casablanca – Bordeaux 3 weekly
eff 26OCT14 Casablanca – Brussels 1 weekly
eff 26OCT14 Casablanca – Fez 3 weekly (2 weekly from 09NOV14 to 07JAN15)
eff 26OCT14 Casablanca – Marseille 2 weekly
eff 26OCT14 Casablanca – Milan Malpensa 1 weekly
eff 26OCT14 Casablanca – Tangier 4 weekly
eff 26OCT14 Casablanca – Toulouse 4 weekly
eff 26OCT14 Casablanca – Zurich 3 weekly (2 weekly from 12NOV14)
eff 27OCT14 Casablanca – Barcelona 1 weekly
eff 27OCT14 Casablanca – Marrakech 3-4 weekly
eff 27OCT14 Casablanca – Nantes 3 weekly
eff 27OCT14 Casablanca – Strasbourg 2 weekly
eff 28OCT14 Casablanca – Agadir 4 weekly
eff 28OCT14 Casablanca – Montpellier 2 weekly
eff 28OCT14 Casablanca – Munich 2 weekly (3 weekly from 08NOV14)
eff 28OCT14 Casablanca – Turin 3 weekly
eff 29OCT14 Casablanca – Copenhagen 2 weekly (3 weekly from 11JAN15)
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quarta-feira, 23 de Julho de 2014
XY025 JED0355 – 0845MAN 330 357
XY026 MAN1015 – 1855JED 330 357
Schedule listing in the OAG Schedules Analyser, GDS, airline website schedule listing all shows last flight operates on 01AUG14. flynas will continue to serve Manchester through codeshare partnership with ETIHAD, via Abu Dhabi
Amman – Jeddah Inaugural flight on 01SEP14 (Occasional operations in Sep/Oct)
Amman – London Heathrow Planned Boeing 787 service from 08SEP14, is being moved forward back to 01SEP14 (787 does not operate on 04SEP14, 21SEP14, 25SEP14, 26SEP14, 28SEP14, 30SEP14)
Amman – Riyadh One-off service on 04SEP14
Amman – Dubai One-off service on 04SEP14
Amman – Madinah NEW One-off service on 06SEP14, 25SEP14
Amman – Barcelona One-off service on 21SEP14 remains unchanged (Previously not mentioned on Airline Route as separate post)
Amman – Frankfurt One-off service remains unchanged on 25SEP14, 28SEP14
Amman – Bangkok – Kuala Lumpur 4 weekly from 01OCT14 to 29NOV14
Amman – Bangkok – Hong Kong 3 weekly from 02OCT14 to 30NOV14
Planned one-off service on following routes are being cancelled:
Amman – Abu Dhabi 06SEP14
Amman – Kuwait 26SEP14
Planned Boeing 787 operation remains subject to change.
Hawaiian Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for six A330-800neo aircraft. The agreement adds yet another name to the growing list of launch customers for the new aircraft type. The new commitment replaces a previous order placed by Hawaiian for six A350-800s.
“The A330-800neo’s fuel efficiency, additional range and commonality with our existing A330 fleet makes the A330-800neo an elegant solution to our need for growth aircraft toward the end of this decade,” said Mark Dunkerley, President and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines.
“Hawaiian Airlines has long recognized the value of innovation and today’s commitment is yet more evidence of that forward-thinking mindset,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “The A330-800neo will serve the Hawaiian network well as the airline continues to expand in Asia and grow its capacity in mature markets. The aircraft will provide unbeatable value in a very large and important segment of the widebody market.”
Hawaiian Airlines currently operates a fleet of 18 A330-200 aircraft, with additional orders for 16 A321neo aircraft on backlog.
The A330-800neo and the A330-900neo are two new members of the Airbus Widebody Family launched last week at the Farnborough Air Show. First deliveries are scheduled to start in Q4 2017. The A330neo incorporates latest-generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, aerodynamic enhancements and new cabin features. Benefitting from the unbeatable economics, versatility and high reliability of the A330, the A330neo reduced fuel consumption by 14 percent per seat, making it the most cost-efficient, medium-range Widebody aircraft on the market. In addition to greater fuel savings, A330neo operators will also benefit from a range increase of up to 400 nautical miles and of course all the operational commonality advantages of the Airbus Family.