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Avia Time November, 2012


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  • 1. 12/3/12 Av ia Solutions Group - Av ia Time 45 Problems view ing this email? Click here THE A350 XWB IS GETTING READY FOR STATIC TESTING Airbus’ A350 XWB static test airframe has moved into the facility w here it w ill undergo testing to validate the structural design of this next-generation jetliner. The airframe rolled out of the A350 XWB final assembly line at Toulouse, Blagnac Airport earlier this w eek and w as transferred to the L34 static test hall situated across the airport in the Lagardère industrial zone – home to the A380 final assembly line. Read more > ATR’S NEW PILOT TRAINING CENTER IN SINGAPORE ACHIEVES EASA CERTIFICATION ATR’s new est flight training center in Singapore is now officially approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and is ready to start training courses shortly. The center w ill provide a high level of training programs from flight crew type rating through recurrent training to differences courses. Strategically located in the Seletar Aerospace Park, a major hub for the Singapore aerospace industry, the center w ill officially be inaugurated mid-December this year. Read more > Boeing 737 MAX Achieves Firm Concept Boeing has finished defining in broad terms its new est single-aisle airplane, the 737 MAX, recently completing a major milestone in development know n as Firm Concept. Read more > ST Aerospace breaks ground to add E-com m erce – the w ay narrow-body aircraft hangar in forw ard in the Russian spare Singapore parts m arket ST Aerospace today broke ground to add a narrow -body aircraft hangar at its Changi Today the national air fleet of facility in Singapore. The total investment in the hangar and associated equipment Russia is composed of over amounts to $11m. The new hangar is expected to be operational by the end of third 1500 various types of aircraft, quarter 2013. w hilst a mid-sized Russianav ia-Time-45-99612/v iew 1/7
  • 2. 12/3/12 Av ia Solutions Group - Av ia Time 45 Read more > commercial airline operates a fleet of approx. 20 aircraft, produced by both Russian and Western manufacturers. First LOT’s Dreamliner is already in How ever, due to the ongoing Warsaw ‘w esternization’ of the fleet, the demand for relevant aircraft spare parts is continuously Exactly at 10.51 am on Thursday, on 15th of November, the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner increasing, w hile the existing in LOT Polish Airlines’ livery landed at Warsaw Chopin Airport. LOT is the first air deficiencies in the local supply carrier in Europe to add the w orld’s most modern jet aircraft to its fleet, w ith the chain keep sabotaging the profits Warsaw airport becoming its first European base. of Russian carriers. Read more > ‘Most Russian carriers employ a team of approx. 6 procurement Embraer Legacy 500 Makes “Flawless” managers w ho are w orking w ith quite a long list of 50-70 spare First Flight parts’ vendors. Should a carrier employ a smaller team, it w ould A new generation of business jets w as ushered in today w hen Embraer’s midsize be forced to deal w ith a massive Legacy 500 made a successful first flight, marking the beginning of its flight test w orkload and thus the company program. Deliveries of the first aircraft are expected to begin in 2014. w ould certainly face a number of serious human-factor related Read more > issues. The added stress may contribute to the acquisition of w rong or unnecessary parts The Sukhoi Superjet 100 obtains w hich sometimes may account Indonesian Type Certificate for up to 20% of all airlines’ purchases. How ever, more people in the purchase Dep. On November 22, 2012 the Indonesian General Directorate of Civil Aviation validated imply bigger HR-related costs the Type Certificate for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft (RRJ-95B). and more complex supply Read more > process management,’ comments the CEO of Zilvinas British low-cost easyJet comes to Sadauskas. Russia Read More Last w eek British low -fare carrier easyJet announced it plans to launch the first ever scheduled flights betw een Manchester and Moscow in Spring 2013. easyJet w ill DID YOU KNOW? operate four flights each w ay a w eek and plans to put flights on sale in the coming w eeks. Read more > Learjet 85 Jet Gets its Wings F-15 fighter lands w ith one Bombardier Aerospace announced that the first w ing shipment for its Learjet 85 jet has w ing arrived at the Wichita assembly line and is now in the process of being readied for mating to the fuselage of Flight Test Vehicle one (FTV1). In 1983 an Israeli air force pilot Read more > Zin Nadivi experienced his w orst nightmare w hen the training exercise w ent horribly w rong and his F-15 smashed into a Shyhaw k fighter. During the collision the F-15 fighter lost one of its w ings. Due to the intense fumes the pilot and his navigator Yehuar had no idea that they w ere flying w ith only one w ing. This is w hy they chose not to abandon the jet and UIA has celebrated its 20th anniversary proceeded w ith a crash landing. Only w hen the aircraft w as landed and Ziv Nadivi leanedav ia-Time-45-99612/v iew 2/7
  • 3. 12/3/12 Av ia Solutions Group - Av ia Time 45 Ukraine International Airlines celebrated the 20th anniversary of its operations. 25 back tow ards his navigator for a November 1992, w hen UIA operated its first ever Kiev – London – Kiev flight is congratulatory handshake, he considered to be the airline’s birthday. realized that the aircraft w ing on the right hand side w as missing. Read more > Read More Vladivostok Air Signed AFI KLM E&M A320 "On-Wing" Engine Contract AFI KLM E&M signed a long term repair and maintenance contract covering Vladivostok Airs A320 engines. This is an addition to the previous contract inked in 2009, w hich originally only concerned the Russian carriers fleet of A330s. Read more > FL Technics Jets marks the year with the service of 20 business jets FL Technics Jets, a global provider of integrated maintenance, repair and overhaul solutions for business aviation, is celebrating a one year anniversary since receiving its first business jet in autumn 2011. Read more > Air France inaugurates a new engine test cell at Paris-CDG Air France Industries inaugurated its new engine test cell, at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. The outcome of a 43 million euro investment program, the new facility, called ZEPHYR, w ill serve to test some 300 engines each year, including over 100 Very Big Engines (VBE), delivering an optimized service to clients in terms of processes and costs alike. Latin Am erican airlines w ill Read more > require m ore than 2,100 new aircraft in next 20 years Turkish Airlines Orders GE90-Powered According to the recently Boeing 777-300ER Aircraft released Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF), Latin American Turkish Airlines (THY) has ordered 15 GE90-115B-pow ered Boeing 777-300ER aircraft airlines w ill require 2,120 new w ith options for five additional aircraft. Delivery w ill begin in 2014. aircraft betw een today and 2031, including 1,660 single- Read more > aisle, 420 tw in-aisle and 40 very large aircraft estimated at $242 billion. Globally, by 2031 some Rolls-Royce delivers the first Trent aero 28,200 new aircraft valued at $4 engine produced in Singapore trillion w ill be required to satisfy future robust market demand. Rolls-Royce, the global pow er systems company, today delivered the first Trent 900 With GDP currently grow ing aero engine produced in Singapore to a customer in the region. above the w orld average, socio- economic indicators predict Latin Read more > America’s middle class w ill double betw een 2012 and 2031. Lufthansa Technik Sofia inaugurates Additionally, Latin America has become the second most extended MRO facility urbanised region w orldw ide after North America, and by The Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov has recently inaugurated the new 2031, 10 out of the 92 mega- extended state-of-the-art MRO facility of the German-Bulgarian Joint Venture company cities w ith more than 10,000av ia-Time-45-99612/v iew 3/7
  • 4. 12/3/12 Av ia Solutions Group - Av ia Time 45 Lufthansa Technik Sofia at Sofia Airport. Along w ith Prime Minister Borisov, the red daily long-haul passengers w ill ribbon w as cut by Mr. Plamen Atanassov, CEO of Bulgarian Airw ays Group, Dr. be in the region. Thomas Stueger, Chief Executive of Lufthansa Technik AG and Dr. Ruediger Hoeben- Stoermer, CEO of Lufthansa Technik Sofia. Read More Read more > Schiphol has been named "The International Airport of the year" Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has secured the prestigious International Airport of the Year 2012 aw ard at the CAPAs Aviation aw ards for Excellence gala dinner, held today in Hong Kong. Read more > COMMERCIAL AVIATION Etihad Airw ays Orders Tw o More A330 Passenger Aircraft Boeing Delivers `Smiling Faces` 777 to Air China EVA Air becomes new A321 operator SIA To Increase Copenhagen Services As SAS Joint Venture Wins Final Approval Rolls-Royce congratulates ANA and Boeing on a year of Dreamliner service w ith exceptional engine performance EASA publishes new Boeing, ALAFCO Firms up Order for 20 Boeing 737 MAXs sim plified rules for Third Country Operators in the IAG Cargo signs MoU w ith Global Logistics Netw ork European Union Ethiopian New Toronto Route to Enjoy the B787 Dreamliner Services Boeing Delivers the 7,370th 737 The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today published airberlin again increases capacity utilization a proposal to establish a single Bombardier may launch the production of Q400 aircraft at Samara-based system for the safety approval Aviakor of Third Country Operators Bangkok Airw ays and Japan Airlines Start Codeshare and Mileage Tie-up (TCO) operating into, w ithin or out of the European Union (EU). Etihad Airw ays Breaks Ground on Flight Training Centre Released in a document know n During 2012 – 2013 w inter season UIA expands offer for passengers due to as an Opinion, the proposed partnership w ith AeroSvit Airlines rules have been subject to tw o TransAsia Airw ays orders six additional A321neo rounds public consultation in 2011 and 2012 fully involving all Bombardier Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter Ended concerned stakeholders. September 30, 2012 BAE Systems Receives Easa Approval For Jetstream 32 Life Extension Opinion 05/2012 aims to enhance Programme safety of third country operators by ensuring continuous Kenya Airw ays signs codeshare w ith Vietnam Airw ays compliance w ith standards set SAS reports October traffic increase of 5.4% by the International Civil Aviation First ATR 42-600 delivered to Precision Air Services Organisation (ICAO). Afriqiyah Airw ays places firm order for four more A350 XWBs Read More Air Arabia reports third quarter 2012 net profit of AED 226 million, up 126 per cent Boeing Increases 787 Production Rate Republic Airlines enrolls record fleet of 32 aircraft in Q400 Smart Parts Program Boeing Celebrates Delivery of First 787 Dreamliner to Qatar Airw ays Gulf Air Restructures Fleet Orders w ith Boeing and Airbus to Reduce Long- term Liability and Meet Future Strategic Needs Rossiya special aircraft division w ill acquire five Russian-produced aircraft airberlin increases third quarter profit Spring Expands CFM56-5B fleet w ith $40 million engine orderav ia-Time-45-99612/v iew 4/7
  • 5. 12/3/12 Av ia Solutions Group - Av ia Time 45 Interjet adds 10 options to its firm order of 20 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft Boeing, Avianca Announce Order for Three 787 Dreamliners Bombardier Appoints South African Express Airw ays as its First Commercial Aircraft Authorized Service Facility in Africa Malaysia Airlines Takes Delivery of its Third Airbus A380 Ethiopian Airlines and ASKY Airlines First to Take Delivery of Dual-class Bombardier Q400 NextGen Aircraft Finnair and Malaysia Airlines begin codeshare agreement Cessna and CAIGA Sign Estonian Air to reduce the number of employees Contract for Joint Venture to Assem ble and Sell Utility China’s Tibet Airlines takes delivery of its first FALC A319 Turboprops in China airBaltic Serves 251 000 Passengers in October TransAsia Airw ays takes delivery of its first A330 Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) SaM146 engine certified by Indonesian Aviation Authority company (through Textron Far Yakutia Airlines signed an agreement w ith Boeing on delivery of 737NG East Pte. Ltd.), has entered into a aircraft joint venture contract w ith China Aviation Industry General Embraer’s New Portugal Composites Facility Ships First Legacy 500 Aircraft Company Ltd., (CAIGA) Empennage (through CAIGA North China Rolls-Royce delivers the first Trent aero engine produced in Singapore Aircraft Industry Co., Ltd.), in The “Company of the year 2012” aw ard in the “Air transport” category w as accordance w ith their previously presented to Aeroflot announced strategic agreement, for the formation of a joint Shenzhen Airlines joins Star Alliance venture company to conduct Read more > final assembly of Cessna Caravan utility turboprop aircraft in China for the Chinese market. The joint venture contract also BUSINESS AVIATION contemplates the possibility of designing and assembling new Gulfstream Receives Approval for New Flight Management System 6.1 For models of utility turboprop GIV, GIV - SP, G400, G300 aircraft in the future. Formation Bombardier’s 200th Challenger 605 Jet Enters Service of the joint venture company remains subject to various The unique dilemma of pilot shortages in business aviation government approvals and NRC flies the w orld’s first civil jet pow ered by 100 percent biofuel customary conditions. Hahn Air and Deer Jet pull together for distribution in Asia Read More Embraer Releases China Regional Aviation Market Outlook 2012-2031 Chinese customer orders Airbus ACJ319 Cessna and CAIGA sign joint venture agreement Gulfstream Begins Delivering G280 Aircraft to Customers ExecuJet Middle East receives Bombardier ASF Excellence Aw ard Qatar Executive Honoured As Best Business Aviation Operator Of The Year 2012 Flying Colours gets a green light from Saudi VistaJet Thinks Global w ith $7.8 Billion Bombardier Business Aircraft Order Read more > Preparing for the colder m onths: a w inter of opportunity for pilots? MRO For contractual pilots, the AFI KLM E&M Modifies A321 Cabin For AerCap seasonality of the airline industry continues to hold bearing on the ExecuJet Africa Offers Complete Handling Services at Lagos Facility number of flying jobs available. FL Technics Training: the need to re-skill the existing w orkforce in the CIS Indeed, the onset of w inter often region heralds significant hardship for jobless pilots as airlines roll back Boeing to Convert 767s to Freighters for Guggenheim Aviation Partners their operations and charter Lufthansa Technik to support 787 fleet of Ethiopian Airlines companies dismiss unneeded FL Technics Jets extends its long-term contract w ith Sw ift Aero and provides staff. Moreover, last February APU repair services marked a w inter of discontent for European carriers, w ith the Iberia Maintenance to service Garuda Indonesia aircraft components in deal culmination of ongoing financialav ia-Time-45-99612/v iew
  • 6. 12/3/12 Av ia Solutions Group - Av ia Time 45 signed w ith GMF AeroAsia difficulties resulting in the A J Walter Aviation unveils new corporate headquarters in a spectacular collapse of both Malév and climax to 80 years in the aviation industry Spanair, amid w ider industry losses and cut backs. How ever, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai secures new contracts at Airshow China despite the slow er grow th China Southern selects Rockw ell Collins avionics for 16 new Airbus aircraft profile customary for European carriers over the colder months, Lufthansa Technik begins deliveries of nice® HD CMS / IFE system the experts at AviationCV point AJW Capital buys tw o A340-500s out this doesn’t necessarily Monarch Aircraft Engineering announces plans to expand operations at mean reduced opportunities for Birmingham Airport out-of-w ork pilots. Orbest new base maintenance customer for SR Technics in Malta Seasonal fluctuations are Warsaw station approval for Monarch Aircraft Engineering illustrated most acutely in IATA’s global traffic monitor. Although Iberia to repair A318 components for Tarom Airlines airline passenger traffic, Iberia to maintain components for Rw andair Aircraft measured in revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) has maintained Read more > stable grow th over the past ten years, the variation in RPKs betw een summer and w inter seasons has increased almost AIRPORTS tw ofold over the same period. Dubai International Airport Passenger Traffic Surges 12.8 Per Cent in For many parts of the w orld, this September translates into summers of exceptional traffic activity New Partner Announced for New castle International Airport follow ed by w inters of stronger China Takes 10% Stake in Heathrow Airport than average decline. Indeed, in Riga Airport Signs a Construction Agreement on Infrastructure Development the case of Europe last year, the highest period of summer traffic Fraport Interim Report – Nine Months 2012: Positive Financial Figures for the exceeded the w inter low point First Three Quarters of the Year by almost 62 percent. Such a Record Summer Traffic At Malta Airport phenomenon is consistent w ith the economics of a liberalised air Less passengers at Chopin Airport in October transport industry as carriers Porto Airport Grow s 1,4% in October allocate capacity w here it is ASIG Partners w ith American Airlines at Six U.S. Airports needed based on seasonality. This is particularly relevant in Flughafen Zürich AG prequalified for Portugal Europe, w hereby heightened Copenhagen Airports closes the sale of its ow nership interest in New castle integration of its markets has International Airport fostered consolidation of the ACI Asia-Pacific Airports recorded 5.1% increase in passenger traffic in airline industry. September 2012 Read More Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.0 million passenger movements in September Positive commercial development at Flughafen Wien AG: first three quarters bring higher revenues and earnings EuroAirport to build new Cargo Terminal Vilnius Airport Has Already Welcomed Tw o Million Passengers Air freight grow s at Warsaw Chopin Airport Dubai International Passenger Numbers Climb 14.3% New ARFF vehicles at Chopin Airport Read more >av ia-Time-45-99612/v iew 6/7
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