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Avia Time December, 2012


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Avia Time is the source for up-to-date aviation news including MRO, airline operations, aircraft manufacturing, finance and leasing, airport development, air cargo and aviation training topics, …

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  • 1. 1/10/13 Av ia Solutions Group - Av ia Time 46 Problems view ing this email? Click here AIRBUS MILITARY A400M COMPLETES CRITICAL FLIGHT- TEST PHASE Airbus Military has successfully completed the 300 hours of Function & Reliability (F&R) flight-testing of the A400M new generation airlifter w hich is a key requirement prior to full certification. Read more > E190/195 AND CRJ 700/900/1000 RECEIVE TYPE CERTIFICATES IN RUSSIA AND CIS On 13th of December Embraer E190/195 jets have received the Type Certificates from the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC), also know n by its Russian acronym MAK. Read more > First flyable A350 XWB "MSN1" structurally complete Airbus has successfully completed the main structural assembly and system connection of A350 XWB ‘MSN1’ – the first flight-test aircraft. The aircraft is depicted here on its w heels for the very first time moving out of the main assembly hall (Station 40) at the recently inaugurated “Roger Béteille” A350 XWB Final Assembly Line in Toulouse Read more > Unrealized potential of phased out Soviet-era FL Technics and Ariana Afghan Airline aircraft in the em erging m arkets to launch the first EASA Part 145 Line Station in Afghanistan In 2011 the Russian Ministry of Transport introduced new FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul requirements for commercial services, and Ariana Afghan Airlines, the national carrier of the Islamic Republic of aircraft, according to w hich all Afghanistan, have announced the signing of the Letter of Intent in relation to a the soviet-era Yak-40s, Tu-134s comprehensive long-term strategic cooperation betw een the tw o companies and An-24s w ith no Terrain Aw areness Warning System Read more > (TAWS) installed had to be grounded. Additionally, for quite SSJ100 Full Flight Simulator arrives for a w hile now operators from Russia and the CIS have been installation at the SuperJet continuously phasing out their International’s Training Center in old and inefficient Sovietav ia-Time-46-101699/v iew 1/5
  • 2. 1/10/13 Av ia Solutions Group - Av ia Time 46 Venice airplanes. For instance, in 2004 Uzbekistan Airw ays w as still operating approx. 30 Il, Tu, Yak and An airplanes, but by 2012 the airline had completely renew ed its fleet w ith Western- A new Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for training on the SSJ100 aircraft arrived for built aircraft. How ever, despite installation at the SuperJet International (SJI) Training Center in Venice (Italy), close to the on-going developments, the the International Marco Polo airport. Soviet-era aircraft are still being w idely operated by operators in Read more > the emerging markets. Unfortunately, the aftermarket support of the aircraft is becoming more and more challenging, as the number of relevant MROs and part suppliers is diminishing along w ith the Soviet fleet itself. Boeing 737 Breaks Single-Year Record Read More for Orders and Deliveries Boeing reached a record for year-to-date 737 deliveries w ith todays delivery of the 377th Next-Generation 737. The delivery of the airplane, a 737-900ER (Extended Range) w ith Boeing Sky Interior for United Airlines, topped the previous record of 376 deliveries set in 2010. Read more > EADS Governance and Shareholding Structure Receives Far-Reaching Overhaul The EADS Board of Directors and the company’s core shareholders have agreed on a far-reaching change of the company’s shareholding structure and governance. Read more > SIA To Sell Virgin Atlantic Stake For US$360 Million Singapore Airlines has agreed to sell its 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic Ltd to Delta Air Lines. Read more > DID YOU KNOW? CAE awarded contracts by Chinese and Russian customers valued at more than Maho beach C$50 million for four full-flight Maho Beach is a beach on the simulators Dutch-ruled coast of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, CAE today announced that it has sold four Level D full-flight simulators (FFS), tw o in the country of Sint Maarten. It each to customers in China and Russia. The sales include the first tw o FFSs, is famous for the Princess associated training devices and the CAE Augmented Engineering Environment (AEE) Juliana International Airport for the new C919 aircraft being developed by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of adjacent to the beach. All China, Ltd. (COMAC) arriving aircraft must make a Read more > touchdow n as close to the beginning of Runw ay 10 asav ia-Time-46-101699/v iew 2/5
  • 3. 1/10/13 Av ia Solutions Group - Av ia Time 46 possible. Due to the short runw ay length of only 2,180 airberlin Etihad Alliance Delivers More meters (7,150 ft), the aircraft are Than 300,000 Passengers and €100 forced to fly over the beach at a minimal altitude. revenues in first year People w ho are standing on the The year-old alliance betw een airberlin and Etihad Airw ays has allow ed the carriers to beach risk being blow n into the deliver more than 300,000 passengers onto each other’s netw orks and collectively w ater because of the jet blast generate more than €100 million in additional revenues, far outstripping the initial from aircraft taking off from estimates. runw ay 10. The local Read more > government w arns that the closely approaching or departing aircraft can "result in serious injury and/or death." An Laos Certified Sukhoi Superjet 100 additional fence has been recently introduced behind the Runw ay 10 to prevent The Department of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Laos irresponsible tourists from People’s Democratic Republic validated the Type Certificate for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 hanging on to the main fence aircraft (RRJ-95B). surrounding the runw ay w ishing to experience the blast caused Read more > by the jet flow . Read More Boeing Delivers Qatar Emiri Air Forces 4th C-17 Globemaster III Boeing delivered the Qatar Emiri Air Forces fourth C-17 Globemaster III today in Long Beach. The delivery reflects Qatars agreement w ith the U.S. government to acquire tw o additional C-17s, w hich brings the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) fleet of the w orlds most advanced airlifters to a total of four as the C-17 continues to attract orders w orldw ide Read more > The profit divide: Bridging UK Regional Airport Opens €13.5 the gap in unit costs for legacy carriers Million Terminal With low -cost carriers Leeds Bradford Airport has officially opened its €13.5 million revamped terminal. UK encroaching on ever more Foreign Secretary William Hague w as on hand to do the honours and toured the new markets, the profitability of facility w ith the airport’s CEO, John Parkin, and commercial director, Tony Hallw ood. traditional airlines w ill continue to remain under threat. Recent Read more > years have seen the w orst of this shift, w ith flag carriers in AirAsia becomes first operator of Europe struggling to keep afloat and Chapter 11 bankruptcy Airbus’ Sharklet equipped A320 protection befalling a number of their American counterparts. Airbus has delivered the first A320 equipped w ith Sharklets today to AirAsia, w hich Indeed, ensuring the long-term becomes the first operator of the new fuel-saving large w ing tip devices. Sharklets are survival of these legacy carriers an option on new -build A320 Family aircraft, and are standard on all members of the w ill require bridging the gap in A320neo Family. unit costs that separates them from their low er priced Read more > competition. This is not a precise science, how ever, as recent efforts by the traditional airlines to cut costs have measured COMMERCIAL AVIATION results ranging from mild success to dismal failure. So ANA Celebrates 60th Anniversary w hat options are in line for these XL Airw ays France becomes a new A330-300 operator long-established carriers to Aeroflot intends to service about 21 million passengers in 2013 regain some of their competitiveness? First Airbus simulator supporting A320neo training in China ready for operation Qatar Airw ays endorses the larger A350 XWB models Read M ore Ryanair To Grow 400,000 Pax & 400 Jobs In Scotland In 2013av ia-Time-46-101699/v iew 3/5
  • 4. 1/10/13 Av ia Solutions Group - Av ia Time 46 Iraqi Airw ays takes delivery of its first Airbus A330 Qatar Airw ays starts flying to Chopin Airport Sky Aviation Carries Out Pre-Delivery Inspection of its First Sukhoi Superjet 100 Boeing, Icelandair Announce Commitment for 12 737 MAXs airberlin increases capacity utilization in the first half of the year Delta Air Lines Orders up to 70 Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen Jetliners Undisclosed Customer in China Orders Seven Bombardier CRJ700 NextGen Aircraft Bombardier Boosts Parts Support for Europe, Middle East and Africa Boeing, WestJet Celebrate Airlines 100th Next-Generation 737 Boeing, Turkish Airlines Finalize Order for 15 777-300ERs Austrian Airlines Group sets forth its restructuring process Heathrow Terminal 2 - The new home of Star Alliance Boeing Delivers First 777-300ER in U.S. to American Airlines Starflyer takes delivery of its first directly purchased Airbus A320 Avianca and Taca Orders 15 ATR 72-600S UTair Group’s passenger traffic increased by 28,2% during 11 months of 2012 Air Astana takes delivery of its first A321 directly ordered from Airbus ATR inaugurates its new training center in Singapore Iberia reaches agreement w ith unions representing 93% of staff Rossiya – Russian Airlines takes delivery of Airbus A320 aircraft ST Engineering’s aerospace arm to acquire Volant Aerospace Transaero Airlines Welcomes Its 10 millionth Passenger Aboard in 2012 Rolls-Royce signs $1bn Trent 900 contract and Trent 700 letter of intent w ith Skymark Airlines Brand new A330 aircraft “L.Kantorovitch” w as set in operation by Aeroflot Leasing Firm Avation PLC signs for 7 additional ATR 72-600s airBaltic Signs Firm Order for up to 20 CSeries Airliners SuperJet International signs 10 years SuperCare Agreement w ith Sky Aviation Egyptair training center has passed successfully the new audit evaluation from EASA to certify the simulators fleet Read more > BUSINESS AVIATION Gulfstream Beijing Begins Operations Gama Aviation aw arded Canadian Foreign Air Operators Certificate ExecuJet Africa Adds Helicopters to Charter Fleet Boeing Forecasts Sufficient Embraer Executive Jets Flies First Made-in-USA Phenom 300 Financing for Rising Global Aircraft Deliveries Airbus to display tw o corporate jets at MEBA show ExecuJet Middle East Named a GE Authorized Service Center for CF34-3 Boeing projects the w orlds Engines airlines should see reasonable Embraer Executive Jets Expands Middle East’s Services in Dubai liquidity and pricing for new - aircraft delivery financing in ExecuJet Middle East and NasJet are set to commence Riyadh FBO Operations 2013 even as jet builders ramp in the 1st Quarter 2013 up production to meet demand, Dassault Falcon announces sale of tw o Falcon 900 business jets the manufacturer announced Mitsubishi Aircraft and SkyWest, Inc. Conclude Definitive Agreement for 100 here today in issuing its fifth Mitsubishi Regional Jets (MRJ) and 100 Options annual finance market forecast. Embraer Executive Jets Lineage Receives Certification from Russian "We expect that despite Authorities economic and political Bombardier SecurOrders for Five Global Business Jets challenges, global air travel w ill again demonstrate its remarkable Read more > resilience in 2013. The industrys global grow th and airlines fleetav ia-Time-46-101699/v iew 4/5
  • 5. 1/10/13 Av ia Solutions Group - Av ia Time 46 MRO replacements, accelerated by higher fuel prices, should keep FL Technics completes a series of landing gear deals w orth over €1million demand stable and attract sufficient financing," said Kostya Volga-Dnepr Technics to set up line maintenance station at Vnukovo Airport in Zolotusky, managing director of Moscow capital markets development and British Airw ays Engineering Develops Major Change to Accomodate TCAS leasing at Boeing Capital Corp., Upgrade the plane makers financing and MNG Airlines Signed Component Pool Services Agreement for A330F Cargo leasing unit w hich develops the Aircraft w ith Turkish Technics forecast. Sabena technics performs the very first installation of SATCOM systems on an The encouraging report comes ATR 42-600 aircraft amid lingering economic Bombardier Appoints Flying Colours Corp. and Jetcorp Technical Services as uncertainties and as higher Authorized Service Facilities costs for eligible airline borrow ing using government Sabena technics gets maintenance and VIP completion capabilities on A380 export credit financing go into Air Tahiti Nui and Lufthansa Technik sign long-term engine repair and overhaul effect in 2013. contract The manufacturer forecasts total AJW Technique Begins Recruitment Drive in Partnership With IAMAW Union industry jetliner deliveries at Read more > $104 billion in 2013, w ith 95 percent of that expected to be split betw een Boeing and Airbus. AIRPORTS Novosibirsk International Airport celebrating three millionth passenger Read More The CEO of London Heathrow Will Consider Four Runw ay Option Domodedovo Airport is getting ready to receive Airbus A380 on a regular basis Amadeus makes inroads w ith Ground Handling Companies w ith 20 signed contracts in just over a year Less passengers at Chopin Airport in November 5.4 million passengers passed through Heathrow in November New monthly record at Copenhagen Airport Bordeaux Airport: The 4 million passenger mark reached in November Vienna Airport: Plus 2.1% in passengers during November 2012 Leipzig/Halle Airport: Antonov 124 transports helicopters to Afghanistan Sheremetyevo airport serviced 25 million passengers this year for the first time in its history Manchester Airport: Tender process launched for international development and funding partners for Airport City Ethiopian to Move to New and State-of-the Art Terminal 3 at Beijing Airport Read more > If you w ish to unsubscribe from Avia Time new sletter, please click here.av ia-Time-46-101699/v iew 5/5