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Avia Time August, 2012


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Avia Time is an aviation news website. We cover air transport, aircraft maintenance, aviation training, crew and fleet management topics, as well as news from aircraft manufacturers and airlines. We …

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  • 1. 9/3/12 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 42 Problems view ing this email? Click here 2012 AUGUST No. 8 (42) SINGAPORE AIRLINES TO CELEBRATE A380′S FIFTH ANNIVERSARY WITH DELIVERY FLIGHT CONTEST Singapore Airlines has launched a contest for a once- in-a-lifetime chance to be on the delivery flight of SIA’s 19th Airbus A380 from Toulouse, France in early September. Read more > BOMBARDIER CSERIES AIRCRAFT TAKES VIRTUAL FLIGHT Bombardier Aerospace announced that the company is now conducting virtual flights w ith “Aircraft 0”* – the on-the-ground Integrated Systems Test and Certification Rig (ISTCR) for the CSeries aircraft. The avionics, electrical, flight control, fly-by-w ire, hydraulic, landing gear and w iring systems are now all commissioned, and systems integration and communication have been successfully demonstrated. Read more > Aeroflot Group is among the world’s best companies of the industry by financial results of 2011 Aeroflot Group has been acknow ledged as one of the key players of the w orld’s air transport industry. Read more > Avia Solutions Group launches the construction of a new MRO Centre in Ulyanovsk, Russia FL Technics Ulyanovsk, a subsidiary of the international aviation service provider Avia Solutions Group, has officially launched the construction of the new aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul centre at the Port Special Economic Zone (PSEZ) in Ulyanovsk, Russia. FL Technics Ulyanovsk is the first resident company at the PSEZ to begin the construction of a major infrastructural project in the Ulyanovsk-Vostochny airport. Read more > 1/7
  • 2. 9/3/12 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 42 Ethiopian Takes Delivery of 1st Dreamliner Ethiopian Airlines took delivery of its 1st Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner dubbed “Africa First”. Read more > UTAir selects CFM56-5B engine to power new A321 Aircraft UTAir Aviation (UTAir), one of Russia’s leading airlines, has selected CFM International’s CFM56-5B engine to pow er its new fleet of 20 Airbus A321 aircraft. The engine order is valued at $420 million U.S. at list price and the airline is scheduled to begin taking delivery in 2013. The aircraft order w as announced at the Farnborough Air Show in July of this year. Read more > started partnership with ASSL Baltic Aviation Academy’s full flight simulators’ maintenance and repair services branch has signed a contract w ith Aircraft Simulation Services Limited (ASSL). According to the contract, ASSL w ill be delivering consultancy services to customers. Services include simulator facility design, assessment of customer demand and existing training devices and certification support. Read more > The Lufthansa Group reports upward trend in earnings in the second quarter Group earns operating profit in the second quarter and reduces its operating loss for the half-year to EUR 20m / Forecast for 2012 confirmed: operating profit in the medium three-figure million euro range Read more > The MRJ Engine Final Assembly to be managed in Aichi, Japan The final assembly andacceptance engine testof the Pratt & Whitney PurePow er® : huge and PW1200G enginesfor the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) w ill be performed by Mitsubishi unforeseen saving Heavy Industries (MHI) Nagoya Guidance & Propulsion Systems Works located in opportunity for airlines w ith Komaki, Aichi Prefecturein a production phase. several divisions on the Read more > exam ple of TUIfly For several decades the w orld’s leading airlines have been uniting under various alliance projects in order to improve customer services and cut the costs related to operations, maintenance, sales, marketing, etc. One of the main advantages for the carriers-members of an alliance is the opportunity to operate joint maintenance facilities and gain access to the joint all-alliance spare parts 2/7
  • 3. 9/3/12 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 42 How ever, not every airline cooperation project grants Baltic Aviation Academy is approved by comprehensive mutual spare Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority parts support for its members. Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation Flight Safety Department has issued to the Baltic Aviation Academy (Lithuania) an approval certificate to operate the initial, type rating training, recurrent training, proficiency and instrument training and all w eather operations training for Boeing 737 aircraft. Read more > WestJet Order for Up to 45 Bombardier : several tips for the pilots w orking Q400 NextGen Aircraft Goes Firm abroad ombardier Aerospace announced today that the conditional order placed by WestJet, With accelerating pilot migration an Alberta partnership on June 28, 2012, has been converted to a firm purchase processes around the w orld, it agreement for up to 45 Q400 NextGen airliners. becomes a common rule for many pilots to change their w ork Read more > geography several times per year. Though it may seem to be Air Astana Increases Frequencies from fascinating, but moving and w orking abroad is a serious Almaty to Delhi decision in one’s life and career. What should pilots consider Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, increases frequencies betw een Almaty and before accepting a job abroad? Delhi as of 21st August 2012. With the introduction of the additional services, Air How should they act w hile Astana w ill be providing a daily service except Thursdays and Saturdays. Flights w ill w orking for a foreign company? be performed by Airbus A320 aircraft configured in 148 seats, tw o class How to ensure the best possible configuration. The flight duration from Almaty to Delhi is 3 hours and 45 minutes. conditions aw ay from home? Read more > Embraer-CAE Training Services launches Phenom training in Brazil On the eve of the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE), Embraer-CAE Training Services (ECTS), a joint venture of Embraer and CAE, today launched Phenom aircraft pilot and maintenance technician training in Brazil at CAE’s training centre near Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo. Read more > Bom bardier Boosts Com m ercial Aircraft Maintenance Netw ork by airBaltic Achieves Profit Adding Authorized Service Facility in Russia In July 2012, Latvian airline airBaltic reported a profit, as summer travel peaks and Bombardier Aerospace airBaltic ReShape restructuring programme gathers pace. announced that Tulpar Technic has been appointed an Read more > Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for Bombardier CRJ100 and CRJ200 regional jets. Airlines worldwide Located at Kazan International Cathay Pacific expands flagship inflight magazine, Discovery, into a multi- Airport in Kazan, Russia, Tulpar channel communication platform Technic w ill serve 3/7
  • 4. 9/3/12 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 42 Southw est Airlines Announces New Nonstop Route Betw een Ronald Reagan operators in Russia and the Washington National Airport And Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Commonw ealth of Independent Emirates’ A380 route netw ork has extended to the Netherlands today w ith the States (CIS). Under an ASF launch of services to Amsterdam agreement, Tulpar Technic is now authorized by Bombardier Airberlin modernises container fleet. First environmentally-friendly lightw eight for all maintenance w ork containers in operation onCRJ100 andCRJ200 regional SAA introduces a baggage piece concept for all flights jets. Uniter Airlines unveils first 787 Dreamliner American is The First U.S. Airline to Team Up With BAGS VIP Luggage Delivery to Help Make Travel More Convenient for Customers Air Arabia takes delivery of new aircraft Silkair to order up to 68 new Boeing aircraft Air France KLM July 2012 Traffic results Norw egian Reports New Passenger Record and Solid July Figures United Airlines Launches MileagePlus Digital Media Store For Members Aeroflot refused to purchase Аn-148 aircraft for Cathay Pacific posts HK$935m loss in H1 Rossiya Horizon Air President Responds to Redmond, Ore., Customer Qantas Welcomes Fair Work Australia Decision Aeroflot refused to purchase additional nine regional An-148 Estonian Air revenues up by 24%, airline to take vigorous steps to reach aircraft for its subsidiary – profitability Rossiya – Russian Airlines. AirAsia X Signs Letter of Intent w ith ILFC for Lease of Six Airbus A330-300 Aircraft CEO of Aeroflot, Vitaly Savelyev, stated yesterday that the SIA Appoints World-Renow ned Design Firms For Next Generation of Cabin company w ill not exercise the Products option on purchase of additional Singapore Airlines to Celebrate A380′S Fifth Anniversary w ith Delivery Flight nine aircraft intended for Contest Rossiya. According to him, the SriLankan Airlines becomes Asia’s first airline to use the iPad Electronic Flight jets w ere purchased at the Bag (EFB) adequate price at first but then the manufacturer has AWAS places a third 737-300 aircraft w ith Boliviana significantly increased their cost. Air Malta and ALPA Reach Agreement Statement of SCAC on Armavia issue Air Astana Increases Frequencies from Almaty to Delhi Strikes and fuel adversely affect TAP’s first half year airberlin and Finnair expand codeshare cooperation AirAsia X Records 29% Passenger Grow th in Second Quarter 2012 Read more > Volga-Dnepr and Gazprom neft-Aero signed a Airports worldwide cooperation agreem ent Freight volumes at Dubai World Center surge 153 per cent in the second Volga-Dnepr and Gazpromneft- quater Aero signed a cooperation Judges dismiss suit filed against BER(Berlin Brandenburg Airport) planning agreement in the netw ork of permission IATF-2012.The agreement Record-breaking first half of the year at Vilnius Airport: June – the best in assumes strategic cooperation in history the area of aviation fuel supply and development of transport Bombardier Aw arded 10-Year Operations and Maintenance Services Contract infrastructure. for AirTrain at New ark Liberty International Airport Melbourne Airport to w elcome daily A380 Emirates service Brussels South Charleroi Airport registered 699,037 passengers in July Olympics Causes Passenger Numbers to Drop at London Gatw ick July Passenger Numbers up to 2.2 Million in Vienna Amsterdam airport partly closed by WWII bomb scare Busiest ever July at Chopin Airport SAS has filled the gap after 4/7
  • 5. 9/3/12 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 42 BAA to sell Stansted Airport FL Technics Training strikes Record July at Bristol Airport up cooperation w ith the Russian MRO Avia Group Asia-Pacific airports recorded 8.5% increase in passenger traffic in first half Techniks of 2012 The passenger traffic of Sheremetyevo airport increased by 17.5% during 7 FL Technics Training, a global months of 2012 provider of aircraft technical The passenger traffic of Domodedovo airport increased by 7.9% in July maintenance training services, is further strengthening its position ACI Releases its 2011 World Airport Traffic Report in the Russian market. Earlier this Capacity at China’s airports grow ing by 15% this summer, rest of Asia by less year it signed an agreement w ith than 3% as India struggles the Moscow -based MRO services provider Avia Group Read more > Techniks LLC. According to the agreement, FL Technics Training instructors w ill conduct a w ide Aircraft market and industry range of technical training courses for the company’s Embraer and Conviasa sign a deal for up to 20 E190 jets specialists in Russia and Lithuania. Boeing next generation 737 performance improvement package delivers on promise to cut fuel burn FL Technics Training has already Boeing delivers second Intelsat 702MP satellite to sea launch hope port provided four different courses for the Russian company’s MRO FL Technics Training: initiatives to open new aircraft maintenance facilities are specialists – Human Factors, impeded by the lack of qualified labour Aviation Legislation, Electrical Embraer Reinforces its Customer Support and Service Capabilities for Africa Wiring Interconnection System Pilots should take the initiative in achieving their career goals and Fuel Tank Safety. These courses w ere taught in Moscow Boeing and El Al finalize order for tw o additional 737-900ERs. Israeli national at the client’s convenience. Next carrier now has a total of six 737-900ERs on order w eek Avia Group Tecniks’ Boeing establishes simulator-based training for Kiow a flight instructors representatives are attending an Embraer Delivers the First Four A-29 Super Tucano to Indonesian Air Force open 4-day long Material Management and Logistics Lineage 1000 executive jet debuts at LABACE 2012 Training course, w hich w ill be Boeing Demonstrates Autonomous Ship-based Capability of Unmanned Little conducted at the FL Technics Bird Rotorcraft Training centre in Vilnius, Lithuania. Chinese pilot market: a dream job or just a w indow dressing? COMAC of China, Boeing Open Energy Conservation Technology Center Airbus ACJ318 w ill be highlight of LABACE Wencor Acquires AmSafe Aftermarket Spares and Services From TransDigm Baltic Aviation Academy Unveils Opportunities for Pilots in the Middle East and North Africa Airbus and China make a push for alternative fuels Fatigue – one more challenge for the aircraft maintenance sector? Read more > Boeing Projects High Dem and for Aviation MRO Overview Personnel in Asia Pacific SR Technics secures FAA certification in Malta Boeing predicts the Asia Pacific What has triggered the sudden increase in the demand for aircraft region w ill require hundreds of components in Nepal? thousands of new commercial Boeing Opens New Parts Processing Center at Portland Site airline pilots and maintenance The AFI KLM E&M subsidiary EPCOR Includes APS 3200 in Service Offer technicians over the next 20 years to support airline fleet Etihad opens new Melbourne line maintenance facility modernization and the rapid Jet Aviation forms tw o regional divisions for its EMEA & Asia operations grow th of air travel. The potential of agriculture in Latin America should be less dependent on the The 2012 Boeing Pilot & aging aircraft fleet Technician Outlook, a respected London Oxford Airport w elcomes further MRO support capabilities through industry forecast of required resident Hangar8 plc aviation personnel, calls for Duncan Aviation Named a GE Authorized Service Center for CF34-3 Engines 185,600 new pilots and 243,500 new technicians in the Asia Avcorp announces Boeing contract extensions Pacific region through 5/7
  • 6. 9/3/12 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 42 TWC Aviation and Sino Jet Management Limited Announce Gulfstream G200 China w ill have the largest Now Available for Charter in Hong Kong demand in the region, needing summer holiday season spells higher demand for aircraft 71,300 pilots and 99,400 components in Egypt technicians over the next 20 years. The ongoing Part 145-certification processes in Ukraine w ill develop local MRO and Spare Parts markets Read more > Etihad Airw ays interested in buying Ryanair’s Aer Lingus stake Etihad Airw ays said it’s interested in buying Ryanair Holdings Plc (RYA)’s near 30 percent stake in Aer Lingus Group Plc (AERL) as Europe’s biggest discount airline struggles to take over its Irish competitor, reports Bloomberg. Analyst Saj Ahmad commented: :”Etihad has made no secret of its desire to up its shareholding in Aer Lingus. Not only does the Irish carrier proffer a slew of European routes, but at the same time, it has lucrative access to the North American market as w 6/7
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