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Avia Time September, 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 …

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 focus on the aviation developments in all over the world, especially in emerging markets such as CEE, CIS, Russian and other emerging markets in aviation industry. You can find the newest topics covered as well as aviation photos and interesting videos on aviation business,

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  • 1. 10/1/12 Av ia Solutions Group - Av ia Time 43 Problems view ing this email? Click here 2012 SEPTEMBER No. 9 (43) AIRBUS UNVEILS ITS 2050 VISION FOR ‘SMARTER SKIES’ Global aircraft manufacturer Airbus releases the latest instalment of the Future by Airbus, its vision for sustainable aviation in 2050 and beyond. For the first time the vision looks beyond aircraft design to how the aircraft is operated both on the ground and in the air in order to meet the expected grow th in air travel in a sustainable w ay. Read more > QANTAS, EMIRATES ANNOUNCE GLOBAL AVIATION PARTNERSHIP Qantas and Emirates announces a new global aviation partnership that w ill give their customers a seamless Australian and international netw ork, exclusive frequent flyer benefits and w orld-class travel experiences. Read more > First A350 XWB wing arrives in Toulouse for ground tests The first w ing for the A350 XWB has arrived at Airbus’ final assembly line in Toulouse (France) w here the new generation Airbus w ide-body aircraft is being assembled. Read more > Lufthansa Technik to provide aircraft maintenance services for Virgin Atlantic At an official ceremony, Virgin Atlantic (VAA) has signed an agreement w ith Lufthansa Technik (LHT) to provide its aircraft maintenance services during the next eight years marking a commitment of more than $100m over the term of the contract. Read more > Belavia Takes Delivery of its First EMBRAER 175 jet Belarus-based Belavia has taken delivery the first of tw o EMBRAER 175 jets in a ceremony held at Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil.av ia-Time-43-90247/v iew 1/6
  • 2. 10/1/12 Read more > AirAsia to become first Airbus A320 ‘Sharklets’ operator Airbus and the w orld’s largest A320 customer AirAsia announced that the airline w ill become the first operator of the A320 w ith ‘Sharklets’ w hen they take delivery of the first A320 equipped w ith these fuel-saving w ing-tip devices at the end of this year. Read more > Aeroflot has transported more than 9.7 million passengers during 7 months of 2012 Aeroflot’s passenger turnover w as 5.046 billion passenger-kilometers in July 2012 (+15.8% as compared to July 2011. Read more > Lufthansa to build new logistics centre at Frankfurt Lufthansa has announced plans to build a modern logistics centre at Frankfurt Airport. Read more > Gulfstream’s G280 acheives certification Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s best-in-class G280 aircraft has earned type certificates from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI). Read more > Baltic Ground Services enters the Italian aviation market An international ground handling services provider Baltic Ground Services (BGS) is further strengthening its positions in Europe. By obtaining the required certificate from the Italian Civil Aviation Administration (ENAC), Baltic Ground Services IT (BGS IT) has gained the right to start providing a full scope of ground handling services in the international Lamezia Terme airport, Italy. Read more > Turkish Airlines recorded 164 million TRY net profit in the first half year of 2012 Turkish Airlines’ 1H 2012 consolidated financial statements w ere reported to Istanbul Stock Exchange. Compared to the same period of 2011, sales revenue increased by 36%, reaching to 6,7 billion TRY. Net profit increased by %142 to 164 million TRY. Read more >av ia-Time-43-90247/v iew 2/6
  • 3. 10/1/12 Av ia Solutions Group - Av ia Time 43 Eurolot to Add Six More Bombardier Q400 NextGen Aircraft to its Fleet Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Warsaw -based Eurolot has converted options on six Q400 NextGen airliners to a firm order that w ill increase its fleet to 14 : incorporating Q400 NextGen aircraft. OEMs in a carrier’s unified Read more > supply chain m anagem ent system Small Planet Airlines rejoices at a 43% For some time now the industry increase in revenue during the first six representatives have been months of 2012 vigorously discussing the intensifying role of the original Compared to the same period last year, the revenue recorded by Small Planet Airlines, equipment manufacturers (OEM) w hich operates in three markets, w as 43% higher in the first half of 2012. in the aircraft aftermarket. While some market players are Read more > expressing their discontent w ith the OEMs’ intensions to gain much more control over the MRO Airbus delivers the 100th A320 Family services as concerns parts and aircraft assembled in China components, it has now become obvious that OEMs have managed to significantly improve The 100th A320 Family aircraft assembled at Airbus’ A320 Family Final Assembly Line their direct communication w ith China (FALC) w as handed over to Air China. This delivery from the Airbus Tianjin aircraft operators, bypassing Delivery Centre comes some three years after the first aircraft w as delivered on 22nd brokers and other third parties. June, 2009. How ever, many airlines do not Read more > maintain an integrated system of communication w ith their suppliers and w hile contacting OEMs directly they are depriving Airlines worldwide themselves of the solutions, offered by the open market. Etihad Airw ays increases stake in Virgin Australia As a result of the OEMs natural Estonian Air passenger numbers grew 76.1% in the first eight months desire to occupy a larger share The alarming situation in the country further increases India’s of the aftermarket, including MRO dependence on foreign pilots services and parts supply, Ethiopian continues its leadership in Africa by being the 1st carrier in the now adays more and more continent to take Delivery of B777 Freighter carriers choose to cooperate w ith various original Norw egian Reports Strong Passenger Figures in August manufacturers directly. Qantas, Emirates Seek ACCC Approval of Partnership How ever, acquiring a new First Airbus A320 to enter operation in fleet renew al lands in Vienna original part is not alw ays the best solution, particularly in the Aeroflot acquired 21st Airbus A321 aircraft cases w hen a carrier needs GE Capital Aviation Services To Lease Nine Airbus A319 To Allegiant Air only a temporal replacement of a SIA Invests In Next-Generation In-Flight Entertainment Systems component. Unfortunately, in case of an AOG or under any Rossiya – Russian Airlines has transported 1 million passengers using An-148 other circumstances requiring aircraft urgent action, carriers do not SAS signs an agreement to sell and phase out all MD-80 aircraft have the time to send numerous UTair Passenger Turnover Grow s 34.5% for January-August 2012 requests by e-mail or telephone dozens of suppliers. It may seem Sustainable development: Air France-KLM w orld air transport leader in 2012 to be much more time effective to Ryanair reveals record summer of punctuality contact the necessary OEM directly, since it is alw ays Etihad Airw ays set to expand in South America expected to have the required Air France Invests Several Hundred Million Euros For Its Customers component. Air New Zealand invests in B777-200ER upgrade programme ‘How ever, such expectations Executive Board decides to merge Lufthansa Direct Services w ith might prove to be w rong, since Germanw ings effective from 1 January 2013 some OEMs actually have very Kenya Airw ays receives second fully ow ned Embraer limited stock capacities. Moreover, one should alw ays Jetstar Spreads Its Wings in New Zealand consider that OEMs have started Air Canada to Hire Over 900 Employees penetrating the aftermarket onlyav ia-Time-43-90247/v iew 3/6
  • 4. 10/1/12 Av ia Solutions Group - Av ia Time 43 Finnish soldiers reach the mission in Lebanon w ith Small Planet Airlines relatively recently. Many Aeroflot has put the tenth Sukhoi SuperJet 100 into operation manufacturers haven’t yet fully developed their logistics thus Official Valencia Fuel Report Confirms Ryanair EU OPS Compliance & Safety making the deliveries more Eznis Airw ays First to Operate Bombardier Q400 Aircraft in Mongolia expensive and less timely,’ commented the CEO of Conviasa Takes Delivery of its First EMBRAER 190 Jet Zilvinas ANA to order additional eleven Boeing 787s Sadauskas. United Airlines Takes Ow nership Of Its First 787 Dreamliner Though many carriers sign WestJet launches code-share agreement w ith British Airw ays supply agreements w ith OEMs Air France is to Equip it`s 4,100 Pilots w ith an iPad Digital Tablet w hile acquiring new aircraft, considering the aforementioned, Aeroflot traffic and capacity figures reached record levels in August and 8 they cannot feel fully at ease Months of 2012 w ith regard to effective spare ANA secures Anti-Trust Immunity for expansion of Joint Venture w ith parts supply. If an OEM failed to Lufthansa provide the required part promptly, carriers w ould be Read more > forced to w aste additional time w hile conducting the search on the aftermarket and analysing the received offers afterw ards. Airports worldwide ‘Moreover, w hile OEMs tend to Chopin Airport passenger numbers fall 6% in August be the prime component source Dubai International’s monthly traffic surpasses 5 million passengers for the for the new est aircraft types, first time the situation in the supply market Domodedovo Airport is a Partner of e-Freight Project is constantly developing. For instance, some third-party Sw issport International completes Flightcare acquisition suppliers have already started Ethiopian Airlines presents B787 Dreamliner at Brussels Airport scraping Boeing 737 NGs thus Vienna Airport: Plus 3.0% in passengers during August 2012 supplementing the aftermarket for the relatively new aircraft Fraport Traffic Figures – August 2012: Frankfurt Airport Welcomes Almost 5.6 types. For that reason, in order Million Passengers to save time and ensure prompt Brussels Airport and Montea invest in Brucargo solutions in AOG situations, carriers ought to integrate all Fraport AG Receives Listing Again on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index their potential suppliers including World OEMs, preferred vendors and Adelaide Receives the Preview of Emirates open market offers into one Dubai International Airport passenger traffic surges 20 per cent system. Modern e-procurement solutions minimize the need for Read more > manual w ork by both organizing the requests and comparing the reply offers. Maintaining an integrated supply management Aircraft market and industry system is sure to spare carriers Assembly line in China completes the 100th A320 Family aircraft not only time, but money as w ell,’ commented Zilvinas Sadauskas. Boeing Celebrates Delivery of LAN Airlines’ first 787 Dreamliner Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast: demand spurs need for over 28,000 aircraft in the next 20 years First Learjet 75 Production Aircraft Lights Up w ith Pow er On Boeing celebrates delivery of Air India’s first 787 Dreamliner AviaAM Leasing: economic uncertainty continues to force dow n prices for narrow -body aircraft Language plays a significant role in the development of the Sim signs a Latin American aviation market partnership contract w ith 3D AviaAM Leasing: economic uncertainty continues to force dow n prices for System Sales Ltd. narrow -body aircraft Meeting the global demand: Airbus’ product line responds to the w orld’s new The Baltic Aviation Academy’s aircraft needs from 2012 to 2031 branch, w hich specializes in full flight simulators Boeing Forecasts China Will Need 5,260 New Airplanes by 2031 maintenance and repair Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ER Surpasses 500 Orders services, has signed a contract Airbus lights up Berlin’s Humboldt-Box w ith its vision of the future of flight in w ith 3D System Sales Ltd. 2050 According to the contract, from now on the SimHelp customers Phenom 300 Added to Melbourne Assembly Lineav ia-Time-43-90247/v iew
  • 5. 10/1/12 Fifth Boeing 747-8 Freighter for Cargolux w ill be able to make use of the 3D System Sales Ltd provided Bombardier Show cases Class-Leading Jets at Jet Expo 2012 services of maintaining and Embraer Holds Maintenance Cost Workshop for Customers repairing the host computers found in full flight simulators. Boeing Establishes Baseline Configuration of Commercial Crew Transportation System “3D System Sales has joined Assembly of Test Airframe for Bombardier CSeries Aircraft Well Underw ay partners’ netw ork and w ill be helping our Boeing Business Jets proves range capability w ith record-setting trans-Pacific customers w ith various host flight computers service issues. We SCAC and Aeroflot sign the Act of Delivery & Acceptance for the SSJ100 MSN are delighted at the opportunity 95018 of w orking w ith this fast, Boeing, American Airlines, FAA collaborate on 737 ecoDemonstrator Airplane responsive, and professional partner capable of delivering Airbus strengthens leadership position w ith more efficient organisation these specific services faster Airbus ACJ319 makes first appearance at South African show and w ith added convenience to Bombardier Expands Sales and Marketing Support in the Americas With Dallas our customers,” stated Office Gediminas Talacka, Manager. Boeing Delivers Africa`s First 777 Freighter to Ethiopian Airlines Embraer Opens Tw o New Centers of Excellence in Portugal “3d System Sales Ltd is pleased to have been chosen as a Gulfstream to Show case Three Aircraft at Jet Expo 2012 partner by SimHelp. We look Boeing Celebrates First Anniversary of First 787 Delivery forw ard to providing responsive, Airbus delivers the 100th A320 Family aircraft assembled in China high quality service and support to the SimHelp community. We Airbus Corporate Jets exhibits ACJ319 at Jetexpo are ready to supply computer GE Capital Aviation Services Delivers New Leased Boeing 777-200LRF to systems, peripherals, support on Ethiopian Airlines technical computing infrastructure, repair and Read more > upgrade systems. We believe in the bright future of the partnership w ith as MRO Overview w e already have a good w orking relationship,” said David Thomas, Boeing to Establish Avionics Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center in the Director at 3D Systems Sales Korea ltd. airberlin technik: 17 new trainees start their careers Launched in June 2012, Sabena Technics and Israir Airlines sign a 5 year Integrated services contract brand is aimed at for the airline’s ATR aircraft fleet providing/designed to provide “one-stop-shop” simulators British Airw ays Engineering, Airline Services Components Limited and repair, maintenance and Messier-Bugatti-Dow ty Preferred Partners for MRO Collaboration consultancy solutions by FL Technics Training: Investing in the qualification of current employees may connecting simulators industry be one of the possible alternatives to employing additional manpow er experts w orldw ide. The HAECO And Cathay Pacific form joint venture to provide inventory technical company can currently offer the management services services provided by a 120- strong team of engineers Cessna announces first Citation Service Center in the UK throughout the w orld. Air Madagascar Integrates Tw o A340s With AFI KLM E&M Iberia signs maintenance contract w ith Orbest Airlines Read more > If you w ish to unsubscribe from Avia Time new sletter, please click here.av ia-Time-43-90247/v iew 5/6
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