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Avia Time July, 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. 7/30/12 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 41 Problems view ing this email? Click here 2012 JULY No. 7 (41) FRONT SECTION FOR FIRST FLYABLE A350 XWB ARRIVES AT TOULOUSE FAL Airbus has delivered the front fuselage for the first flyable A350 XWB (MSN1) to the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse (France). The impressive 21 metre long section is already equipped w ith its systems and w as flow n in from Airbus’ site in Saint-Nazaire (France) by the Airbus Beluga transport aircraft. Read more > BOEING’S 50TH 747-400BCF DELIVERS TO EVERGREEN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES Boeing, Evergreen International Airlines and Taikoo Aircraft Engineering (TAECO) celebrate the delivery of the 50th 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF). The airplane is the first to enter the Evergreen fleet and the 40th conversion completed by TAECO. All 747-400BCF deliveries have been completed on or ahead of scheduled commitments to customer airlines. Read more > Boeing, Aeromexico Announce Commitment for 100 Airplanes Boeing announced a commitment by Aeromexico to purchase up to 100 single- and tw in-aisle airplanes – a combination of 737 MAXs and 787 Dreamliners – in an agreement that w ill fuel the airline’s expansion. Read more > FL Technics Spare Parts establishes Bombardier CRJ aircraft spare parts stocks FL Technics Spare Parts, a part of the global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services FL Technics, has recently purchased four Bombardier CRJ 200 aircraft to be torn dow n for parts and components. Read more > 1/6
  • 2. 7/30/12 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 41 Airbus starts production of the A320neo Family The first ‘cutting of metal’ for the Airbus A320neo has taken place in Toulouse. Marking the start of manufacturing of the airliner, machining began of the first engine pylon Sim w ill provide full component at the “Saint-Eloi” Airbus dedicated pylon and nacelle factory in Toulouse. flight sim ulators‘ Read more > m aintenance and repair services CFM logs 960 engine orders through Baltic Aviation Academy, the fastest grow ing aviation training June company in Eastern Europe, announced the launch of a new 2012 orders for CFM International’s CFM56 and LEAP product families reached 960 simulators maintenance and engines through June. These orders are valued at approximately $10 billion U.S. at list repair business branch price. The start-up w ill provide support and Read more > maintenance services for aviation training centers‘ flight Vnukovo airport intends to take out a training devices. loan of 7 billion rubles to complete the “Having a full flight simulator construction of its new terminal demands a great number of actions – from finding, purchase The Board of Directors of Vnukovo Airport w ill consider the possibility of taking out a and relocation to constant loan to the amount of 7 billion rubles on July 23rd, Interfax reports. repairs, such as fixing an urgently failed control loading system or a broken oxygen Read more > mask. is aimed to meet the needs of aviation training centers by providing all- Emirates and Qantas in talks about simulator related services in one hand. The A-Z spectrum of potential alliance simulator related services conducted by a team of w ell- Qantas Airw ays has said it is in talks w ith Dubai’s flagship carrier Emirates about a trained professionals are the potential alliance, sending its shares surging more than 9 percent, reports Reuters. main stand-outs in the market“, told Arturas Read more > Bartkevicius, Engineer Team Leader. Qatar Airways to Unveil New Boeing 787 Dreamliner at World’s Largest Aerospace Event at Farnbourgh Qatar Airw ays w ill unveil its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner for the first time at the w orld’s largest aerospace event, Farnborough International Air Show , taking place in the UK betw een July 9 and 15. Read more > airberlin selects GEnx engines to power its Boeing 787 Dreamliners Germany’s second largest airline airberlin has selected the GEnx-1B engine to pow er its fleet of 15 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners for w hich orders are confirmed. The airline has also signed a 12-year OnPointSM solution agreement to cover the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its’ GEnx engines. Read more > Virgin America reported a first quarter operating loss of $49 2/6
  • 3. 7/30/12 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 41 Virgin America reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2012. With overall fuel costs higher by 47 percent year-over-year, the financial pressure of the airline’s industry-leading capacity grow th and a revenue shortfall associated w ith the carrier’s transition to a new reservations system, Virgin America reported a first quarter operating loss of $49 million on revenues of $267 million. Read more > Ethiopian First Dreamliner Enters Paint Shop Ahead of Delivery Ethiopian is pleased to announce that its Boeing 787 Dreamliner is in the final stages of preparation for delivery in August 2012. The first Ethiopian Dreamliner left the Boeing assembly plant in Seattle, Washington and headed to San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, July 12, 2012 to be painted in Ethiopian livery. Read more > Pratt and Whitney Canada’s PW610 engine selected to power new Eclipse 550 aircraft Pratt & Whitney’s Canada PW610F engine has been selected by Eclipse Aerospace to pow er the next-generation Eclipse 550 tw in-engine business jet. Baltic Aviation Academ y Read more > Arranged its First International Open Door Day Norwegian Air Shuttle becomes On the 30th of June the aviation Boeing’s Largest Landing Gear training centre Baltic Aviation Exchange Customer Academy organized its first international open door day Boeing announced that Norw egian Air Shuttle, the third largest low -cost airline in event in the Darius and Girenas Europe , has become the largest customer for the Boeing landing gear exchange aerodrome in Kaunas. The event program w ith a new service contract covering an additional 15 Next-Generation 737s. entitled ‘Mission: Pilot’ w elcomed guests not only from across Read more > various Lithuanian cities but also from Spain, Russia, Estonia and the European crises Latvia. prompt carriers to change the structure During the event all Baltic of the spare parts supply chain Aviation Academy guests w ere introduced to the facts from the With a massive European market plunge in the beginning of 2012 follow ed by a number daily pilots’ lives and the of hardly positive economic forecasts, the aftermath of the Financial Crisis 2008 differences betw een distinct continues the bombardment of the European economy. training programs. A lot of them also embraced the opportunity to Read more > communicate w ith the actual professional pilots w ho w ere more than happy to share their experience and tips on how to speed up the process of completing one’s mission to become a pilot. LOT signs agreement with 3/6
  • 4. 7/30/12 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 41 Aircraft Engineering Limited for service to Dreamliners LOT Polish Airlines has signed an agreement, on the basis of w hich Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) Company of Great Britain w ill service the Polish carrierís Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Airbus and GMF AeroAsia to Read more > develop strategic m aintenance training Baltic Ground Services to provide partnership in Indonesia catering delivery services in Warsaw Sharing Airbus experience on Airport long term basis for the benefit of our customers Fuel, passenger and aircraft ground handling services provider Baltic Ground Services is rapidly expanding the assortment of its services in the Warsaw International Airbus and GMF AeroAsia Frederic Chopin Airport, Poland. On the 6th of July Baltic Ground Services introduced (GMF), the maintenance and catering delivery services to passengers and aircraft crew serving its first Small repair subsidiary of Garuda Planet Airlines flight to Marsa Allam, Egypt. Indonesia, have signed a memorandum agreement for Read more > Maintenance Training Collaboration to develop a 10- Solar Impulse returns Home to year strategic partnership. As part of this, GMF w ill become Switzerland after 6’000 km Airbus’ local maintenance training centre in Indonesia. After accomplishing the mission of connecting Africa to Europe, the solar airplane of This partnership, to be finalised Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg w ill take-off tomorrow , 24 July 2012 at 07:00 follow ing a definitive agreement AM (UTC+2) to complete the w orld’s first roundtrip intercontinental flight w ithout a drop in the near future, is aimed at of fuel. developing the maintenance Read more > training capabilities locally in Indonesia, based on respective strengths and assets of GMF The National Team of Georgia will and Airbus. This co-operation arrive at the Olympics with Small Planet w ill provide Airbus training standards locally to deliver Airlines flexibility and cost effectiveness. The National Olympic Team of Georgia, the members of its Olympic Committee and the The scope of such collaboration country’s ministry officials w ill reach the London Olympic Games w ith Small Planet w ill also address the follow ing: Airlines. • Developing GMF’s ‘ab-initio’ Read more > (basic) training capabilities • Integration of GMF’s instructors into Airbus’ global maintenance Airlines worldwide training organisation; THAI Smile takes delivery of its first A320 • Developing Type-training capabilities for Airbus A320 and AeroMexico Connect takes delivery of first of three EMB 170′s A330 aircraft maintenance; Estonian Air passengers doubled in June, and up by 51.4% in the first six months • Enabling of EASA 147 approval in Indonesia for type and basic Korean Air’s 737-900ER Lands at Farnborough to Show case New Boeing Sky maintenance training. Interior the global aviation industry unites in the struggle w ith future HR-shortage airBaltic Signs Letter of Intent for up to 20 Bombardier CSeries Airliners UK Prime Minister w elcomed on board Malaysia Airlines A380 Armavia refused to purchase the second Superjet Wizz Air Improves Boarding Experience United Announces Order For 150 Boeing Aircraft UTair Aviation and Airbus Farnborough: Oman Air’s Business Class seat w ins at World Airline Aw ards signed a contract on delivery 2012 of 20 A321 aircraft the grow th in the USA and across the Asia-Pacific w ill Farnborough International counterbalance the abating demand in 4/6
  • 5. 7/30/12 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 41 Estonian Air to make first code share flight w ith Air France Airshow 2012 – UTair Aviation In June 2012, Latvian airline airBaltic operated 4,368 flights, or 21% less than and Airbus signed a contract on in June 2011 w hen airBaltic 5,506 flights delivery of 20 A321 aircraft, the airline’s press-service reports. China Airlines to Lease Three New Boeing 737-800 Aircraft Changes to Qantas executive team The liners ordered by UTair w ill feature a cabin layout seating JetBlue and Cathay Pacific Announce Interline Agreement for New 220 passengers. The airline Connections to Asia Pacific intends to operate the jets on the Another Boeing 737-700 NG joins Yakutia Airlines’ fleet most popular international tourist and domestic routes. The first Qatar Airw ays Expands African Netw ork to Kilimanjaro deliveries are scheduled for Singapore Airlines: GROUP PROFIT IMPROVES DESPITE CHALLENGING 2013. CONDITIONS «The ​ contract w ith Airbus on AirAsia Accelerates Indonesian Expansion Plans: AirAsia and PT Fersindo delivery of new A321 Nusaperkasa acquire Batavia Air demonstrates our commitment to keeping the high expansion rates and strengthening our positions Read more > among the leaders of Russian market. Airbus А321 aircraft w ere chosen in the netw ork of our fleet modernization program Airports worldwide taking into account our company’s policy aimed at Completion of New ‘Low Cost Terminal’ at Lyon Marks the Start of €260 Million increasing flight safety, Investment improving the level of service Frankfurt Airport and South African Airw ays Share Six-Decade Partnership and expanding our route Brussels South Charleroi Airport: +9% passengers in June netw ork», – Andrey Martirosov, CEO of UTair Aviation, noted. The passenger traffic of Vnukovo airport increased by 19,7% in the first half of 2012 Vienna Airport: 7.1% increase in passengers during June 2012 FRA Welcomes Record Number of Passengers in June A new milestone for Changi Airport Terminal 1 Record Numbers for Heathrow Ahead of the Olympics Solar panels installed at Schiphol Changi Hits 25 Million Passengers in First Half of 2012 FL Technics Training: are Sheremetyevo proved the conformity of security level to the requirements of older aircraft less American and international standards airw orthy? Continued grow th in passengers at Sw edish airports Timew orn aircraft, poor quality Sheremetyevo airport is ready for servicing Boeing 787 of MRO services and the shortage of experienced pilots are among the most frequent Read more > reasons for the biggest accidents in the aviation history. The last year’s crashes of the Russian aircraft have draw n the Aircraft market and industry attention to the age of aircraft and how it might affect flight Airbus to establish assembly line in United States safety. A number of recent Embraer to Support Executive Jets Operations During Olympics airw orthiness directives for the Bombardier Arrives at Farnborough Airshow 2012 w ith a Full Complement of general aviation fleet seem to be Aircraft and Customer Support Solutions directly related to aircraft age and flight time. On the other New Customer Places Order for 15 Bombardier CSeries Airliners hand, analysts say that human Malaysia Airlines signs MOU w ith Rolls-Royce for Trent 900 engine Totalcare error has accounted for 70 per programme on A380 fleet cent of all aircraft accidents over the last decade. Many aviation Boeing and Air Lease Corporation Announce Order for 75 737 MAXs experts believe that as concerns Boeing, American Airlines 737-800 ecoDemonstrator Airplane Prepares for aircraft there is no such w ord as Flight Test Program ‘old’, stressing that airplanes can Embraer Delivers 35 Commercial and 20 Executive Jets in 2nd Quarter 2012 fly for many years as long as all maintenance procedures are Boeing, Avolon Announce Commitment for 737 MAXs and Next-Generation follow ed. So how old is too old? 737s New Bombardier Learjet Aircraft on Track to Enter Service in 2013 Many of large airlines operate 5/6
  • 6. 7/30/12 Avia Solutions Group - Avia Time 41 Airbus w ins US$16.9 billion w orth of commitments at Farnborough International significant number of older- Air Show 2012 technology-based aircraft an GE upgrades engine w arranties for key models average age of w hich is 18 years. The most common reason Boeing, Korean Air Announce Order for Tw o 777-300ERs w hy carriers decide to replace Boeing Aw ards P-8 Supplier Contracts to 2 Australian Companies their old generation aircraft is the disproportionate cost of Bombardier Committed to Continuing Safety Education in Latin America w ith maintaining them rather than the Bigger and Better Safety Standdow n inherent lack of safety and Global 6000 Jet Continues its World Tour w ith China Show case airw orthiness. Boeing Delivers Nippon Cargo Airlines’ First 747-8 Freighter Read more > MRO Overview Rolls-Royce completes restructuring of International Aero Engines collaboration SAS and Lufthansa Technik sign 7-year component services contract Finnair and SR Technics sign 10-year contract on engine and component services GKN acquires the aero engine unit of AB Volvo -Volvo Aero – for £633million FL Technics Training: the grow ing popularity of avionics as an area to w ork in British Airw ays Engineering to support Boeing GoldCare making the spare parts market more transparent Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey services the 1.000th CF34-series engine MTU Maintenance w ins AeroLogic for the maintenance of GE90-110B engines Norw egian Air Shuttle becomes Boeing’s Largest Landing Gear Exchange Customer lengthy deliveries and limited access to required parts may affect flight safety Lufthansa Technik receives CAMO approval from United Arab Emirates AFI KLM E&M Inaugurates 787 Component Service Offer With LOT Polish Airlines easyJet and SR Technics celebrate completion of 50th heavy maintenance check out of Malta facility A J Walter Aviation Completes Part-out of Tw o Boeing 737-600 Aircraft boosting Latin American aviation market calls for more effective supply chain solutions Read more > If you w ish to unsubscribe from Avia Time new sletter, please click 6/6