quarta-feira, 24 de agosto de 2016

AVIRO AIR - BAe146-300 - YR-AVR

Paul Bannwarth - Basel

Xiamen Airlines to Fly 787-9 to New York Next February

Xiamen Airlines will launch a non-stop service between Fuzhou and New York in February 2017.
The Xiamen-based carrier said it will operate the New York Service thrice weekly from February 15, 2017, using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which features a three-class configuration with four seats in first, 18 in business and 215 in economy.
Flight MF849 is scheduled to depart Fuzhou at 9:15 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and arrive in New York JFK at 10:55 a.m. The return flight, MF850, will take off from New York at 12:55 p.m. and touch back down in Fuzhou at 5:00 p.m. the following day (all local time).
Reservations for the new service have opened and fares are now available for purchase, the airline said in a statement.
New York will become Xiamen Airlines' second U.S. destination after Seattle, which the carrier is set to launch from Shenzhen on September 26. These represent the latest series of long-haul destinations -- after Amsterdam and Vancouver -- that the Skyteam carrier has started serving since the arrival of the 787 Dreamliner.

Xiamen Airlines is expected to take delivery of its first 787-9 in December 2016.

By Lena Ge, China Aviation Daily

OpenSkies adds maiden widebody jet

OpenSkies (EC, Paris Orly) has added a maiden widebody jet to its fleet in the form of B767-300(ER) F-HILU (msn 24341), formerly G-BNWI with parent British Airways (BA, London Heathrow).

Skyliner Aviation reports the twinjet was delivered to Paris Orly from Cambridge on Friday, August 18. In all, Open Skies is expecting four ex-British Airways B767s to operate alongside its current fleet of three B757-200s.

Specializing in transatlantic operations, Open Skies is scheduled to deploy the aircraft on Paris Orly-Newark flights from August 28.
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First A380 commercial flight to Rio de Janeiro

RIO galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport approved for A380 operations

On 22nd of August at 20:05 the first A380 commercial flight landed at RIOgaleão – Tom Jobim International Airport. This Paris-Rio Air France flight was specifically scheduled on the occasion of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. This milestone was celebrated by the airport with a water salute on the arrival of the aircraft. The airport is joining the list of the 230 A380 compatible airports around the world.

RIOgaleão offers three A380 parking stands to allow future A380 scheduled operations. As a result of steady certification efforts in recent years, four airports in Latin America are now ready to welcome A380 commercial operations and support long-term air traffic growth in the region. Joining Tom Jobim International Airport are Benito Juarez Mexico City Airport, Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport and Cancun International Airport.

The A380 is the world’s largest, most spacious airliner that offers passengers the smoothest, quietest ride. Comfortably seating an average of 544 passengers on routes up to 8,200 nautical miles, the A380 has a unique ability to generate revenue, stimulate traffic and attract passengers. The A380 is the only aircraft which has two full decks. Over 130 million passengers have enjoyed the experience of flying on board an A380. Every three minutes, an A380 either takes off or lands around the world.

Russia Proposes Setting Up Il-114-300 Airliner Production in India

Russia has made an offer on setting up the production of Ilyushin Il-114-300 regional airliners at India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) facilities, Russian Deputy Trade Minister Alexander Potapov said Tuesday.

Earlier, the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry said that Russia agreed to take part in the Make in India program during a meeting of the Russian-Indian working group on industrial cooperation.

"We have always talked about the feasibility and readiness to expand cooperation. This also applies to civil aviation. One such project could be the creation of an Indian regional aircraft. In accordance with a request from the Indian side, we sent our proposals on organizing the production of Il-114-300 aircraft at HAL facilities," Potapov said.

Russia's RT-Chemical technologies and composite materials company (JSC RT-Chemcomposite), part of the Rostec state corporation, is also looking into projects on setting up the production of aircraft glazing as well as polymer composite materials for civil aviation in India, he added.

Il-114-300 is a variant of the Ilyushin Il-114 regional airliner fitted with a Klimov TV7-117SM turboprop engine. The Il-114 was developed by Ilyushin Design Bureau in the late 1980s for short-haul flights within the Soviet Union. Since then, 20 planes of this type have been manufactured. Mass production of the plane is expected to start in Russia in 2019.
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Jet Airways to delay Dreamliner deliveries

Deliveries unlikely to start in 2017, as previously thought

Jet Airways has asked Boeing to delay the delivery of its 10 B787 Dreamliners, the Economic Times reports.

The Mumbai-based carrier had been due to start receiving the new long-haul aircraft in 2017, but a senior Boeing official told the newspaper that it wishes to postpone the deliveries, as it expects other airlines to return their leased aircraft to Jet earlier than planned.

“Jet Airways has informed us that it does not want to take delivery of the 10 787s as per schedule,” Dinesh Keskar, Boeing’s senior vice president of sales for Asia Pacific was quoted saying. “The move follows its decision to re-take a similar number of 777s from Etihad and Turkish Airlines, which were given on lease by the airline earlier.”

Keskar added that, from Boeing’s perspective, the postponement is “perfectly fine with us”.

Jet ordered the 10 Dreamliners in December 2006. It also has outstanding orders with Boeing for 75 B737 MAX aircraft
Written by:Mark Elliott - Travel News

Eurowings to pull out of Russia from mid-4Q

Eurowings (EW, Dusseldorf) will terminate its Russian services at the end of the current summer season Russia's Kommersant newspaper has reported.
A source for the LCC told the paper that its daily Berlin Tegel-Moscow Domodedovo route, launched in October 2015, had not lived up to expectations in terms of demand and revenue.
The budget brand of the Lufthansa Group, Eurowings offers regular flights across Europe, as well as to the Indian Ocean, the Gulf, North America, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia.
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TAAG consolidates Brasil service from Oct 2016

TAAG Angola Airlines in Northern winter 2016 season is consolidating service to Brasil, as the airline to consolidate operation to 3 weekly Luanda – Sao Paulo Guarulhos – Rio de Janeiro Galeao route. Revised operation commences on 31OCT16, with 777-300ER.

DT745 LAD2330 – 0430+1GRU0620+1 – 0720+1GIG 773 135

DT746 GIG1635 – 1735GRU1925 – 0625+1LAD 773 135
The airline currently operates 2 weekly terminator service to Rio de Janeiro and 3 to Sao Paulo
.Jim Liu - Data & Analysis Manager - Airlineroute, Routesonline

Primera Air plans new charter routes in S17

Primera Air in summer 2017 season plans to introduce a number of new charter routes, mainly from Billund. Planned operation as follow.

Billund – Alicante eff 07MAY17 2 weekly 737-800

Billund – Bergen – Funchal eff 20APR17 1 weekly 737-800 (except 12MAY17 – 23AUG17)

Billund – Kalamata eff 09MAY17 1 weekly 737-800

Billund – Lisbon eff 20APR17 1 weekly 737-800

Copenhagen – Ponta Delgada eff 17APR17 1 weekly 737-800
Jim Liu - Data & Analysis Manager - Airlineroute, Routesonline

segunda-feira, 22 de agosto de 2016

GAZPROMAVIA - SUKHOI superjet 100 - RA-89019

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Tamale, Ghana opens to international traffic

Tamale Airport, serving the Northern Region of Ghana, has begun international operations following its first Hajj charter flights operated by flynas (XY, Riyadh) last week.

As Ghana's second international gateway after Accra Kotoka International, Tamale now features an extended 3,940metre-long runway, a complete lighting system to handle night-time operations, and immigration facilities.

As such, the advent of international flights is part of government's longterm plan to develop the airport into an aerotropolis catering to the region's burgeoning horticulture industries.

At present, the only known scheduled operators to serve the airfield are local carriers Africa World Airlines (AW, Accra) and Starbow Airlines (S9, Accra) which both offer flights to Accra.
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American Airlines plans 787-9 London inaugural in Oct 2016


American Airlines during the weekend of 21AUG16's schedule update has adjusted planned Boeing 787-9 inaugural flight, which sees the new Dreamliner aircraft operating Dallas/Ft. Worth – London Heathrow route on one-time basis. The 787-9 departs Dallas on 04OCT16, London on 05OCT16. Planned schedule as follow.

AA050 DFW1555 – 0655+1LHR 789
AA051 LHR0930 – 1340DFW 789Jim Liu
Airlineroute, Routesonline

Sichuan Airlines now operates scheduled flights between Chengdu (CTU), hosts of this year’s World Routes next month, and Prague (PRG)

On 12 August the Chinese carrier began twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) flights on the 7,429-kilometre route having previously operated the city pair as a charter flight earlier this year. No other carrier connects these two airports with non-stop flights, which the airline is operating using its 277-seat A330-200s. This is Sichuan Airlines’ second route to Europe as the carrier already serves Moscow Sheremetyevo, thrice-weekly, also from Chengdu. For Prague it is the airport’s third Chinese destination as China Eastern Airlines already serves Shanghai Pudong (thrice-weekly) and Hainan Airlines has non-stop flights to Beijing (also thrice-weekly)

Air India resumed operations between Ahmedabad (AMD) and London Heathrow (LHR) on Monday 15 August

The Star Alliance carrier is using its 787-8s to operate four times weekly on the 6,862-kilometre route, which it last served non-stop in October 2008 with 767-300s according to OAG schedules data. This would appear to be something of a pre-emptive strike against POP, a new UK-based carrier, which is planning to start non-stop flights between London Stansted and Ahmedabad (and Amritsar) in early 2017. Three of the four weekly Air India flights then continue on to New York Newark (EWR). This is another route resumption as Air India last operated this 5,560-kilometre sector in March 2009 using 747-400s. While there is currently no competition on the former route, United Airlines (five daily flights), British Airways (double-daily flights) and Virgin Atlantic Airways (daily flights) offer a combined eight flights per day between Heathrow and Newark. The Indian national carrier also serves the UK’s busiest airport from Delhi (twice daily) and Mumbai (daily), again with 787-8s, as well as operating daily non-stop flights from Delhi to Birmingham. On routes between the UK and India, British Airways still leads with 40% of seat capacity followed by Air India (28%), Jet Airways (26%) and Virgin Atlantic Airways (6%).

Uzbekistan Temporary files Boeing 787 schedules in S17

Uzbekistan Airways has temporary filed planned Boeing 787-8 operation for summer 2017 season, which sees the Dreamliner aircraft operating Tashkent – Riga – New York JFK route, effective 30MAR17. Note this is a preliminary schedule filing as service entry date on this route is likely to move forward. The airline is expected to receive its first 787 aircraft in the coming weeks.Jim Liu - Airlineroute, Routesonline

Ethiopian W16 Europe service changes

Jim LiuData - Airlineroute, Routesonline

Ethiopian Airlines during last Friday’s schedule update (on 19AUG16) made additional adjustment to its Northern winter 2016/17 schedule, focusing on European service changes. From 30OCT16, planned service adjustment as follow.

Addis Ababa – London Heathrow Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft, introduced on 14AUG16, continues to operate 7 weekly flights on/after 30OCT16

Addis Ababa – Rome – Madrid Service to Madrid will be operated by Boeing 787-8 3 times a week, replacing existing 4 weekly 737 service (1-stop flight on Westbound)

ET712 ADD0005 – 0430FCO0530 – 0840MAD 788 246

ET713 MAD1930 – 2240FCO2340 – 0720+1ADD 788 246

Addis Ababa – Rome – Stockholm 3 weekly service cancelled. Overall service to Rome remains unchanged at 7 weekly level, while Stockholm is reduced to 4 weekly (via Vienna)
Photo:Duncan Stewart - LAX

Vietnam Airlines to fly direct to US

Flights to commence in 2018 but details are yet to be reveals

Written by:Mark Elliott

Vietnam Airlines could fly its Boeing 787 Dreamliner to the US (credit: Vytautas Kielaitis)

Vietnam Airlines will launch its first ever direct flights to the US in 2018.

The National Times newspaper reported the move this week, but no further details have been revealed with regards to the exact launch date, destinations or flight frequencies.

The services have been enabled by the arrival of Vietnam Airlines’ new fleet of long-haul aircraft, including Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Airbus A350s, which make trans-Pacific routes more efficient to operate.

Earlier this year, Vietnam Airlines’ general manager for Germany, Ngo Tri Hung, told Travel Daily that the national carrier is “prepar[ing] for its direct route plan to the US in the near future”.

“With our network expansion and strategy, we hope to strengthen our airline competitiveness through global air connectivity,” he added.
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Lufthansa Technik Provides Component Services for China Airlines' New Airbus A350 Fleet

Lufthansa Technik and Taiwan based airline China Airlines have comprehensively expanded their partnership by entering into a new long term agreement for component services (Total Component Support, TCS®) for China Airlines Airbus A350 fleet.

According to the contract, the Hamburg/Germany-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider is now responsible for the component supply of the airline's Airbus A350 fleet. The services to be rendered include maintenance, reliability monitoring, reliability enhancement programs as well as logistic services.

In addition, Lufthansa Technik will provide a worldwide AOG support for China Airlines modern wide body fleet using Lufthansa Technik's well established network including the component pools in Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
C.J. Huang, Senior Vice President at China Airlines said: "After a long selection process we came to the conclusion that Lufthansa Technik could offer us the high level of performance and reliability that we are in need of for the component support of our new A350 fleet. We believe partnering with Lufthansa Technik is a win-win strategic move and will further strengthen the collaboration between China Airlines and Lufthansa Technik."

"We are proud to extend our partnership with China Airlines by supporting their new flagship, the A350. Lufthansa Technik has proven its vast experience in providing comprehensive A350 support to various airlines worldwide. Therefore, we warmly welcome China Airlines to our A350 community", Gerald Steinhoff, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific from Lufthansa Technik explained.

Lufthansa Technik has been responsible for supplying material for China Airlines' A330 and A340 long-haul fleets under a Total Component Support TCS® contract since 2010.

Contributed by Lufthansa Technik

Delta adds new routes to Mexico from Dec 2016

Delta over the weekend of 20AUG16 has opened reservation for 3 new routes to Mexico, commencing 17DEC16. This includes new service to Cancun and Los Cabos/San Jose. Subject to Government Approval, planned schedule as follow.

Kansas City – Cancun 1 weekly MD88

DL399 MCI1015 – 1421CUN M88 6

DL396 CUN1525 – 1752MCI M88 6

Los Angeles – Los Cabos/San Jose 1 daily 737-800

DL344 LAX1030 – 1355SJD 73H D

DL798 SJD1445 – 1615LAX 73H D

New York JFK – Cancun 1 daily 737-900ER

DL438 JFK0855 – 1313CUN 739 D

DL787 CUN1410 – 1757JFK 739 D
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Photo:Duncan Stewart