Daily Archives: 14.06.2013

KC-135 air crash details investigation will not be available until the U.S. prepares a report – U. S. Embassy

The air crash investigation details will not be available until the U. S.
Accident Investigation Board completes its report and publishes the results, the
U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan,  reported the AKIpress News Agency on June 14,
2013.

The Embassy also added that the Transit Transportation Center is the only source
of information regarding the aviation incident.

Recall, on May 3, 2013, at 14:55, the KC-135 Stratotanker owned by the Manas
U.S. Transit Center collapsed in the sky and crashed near  Cholok-Arik and Chorgolo villages, Frunze AO, Panfilov
district, Chui Region of Kyrgyzstan.
Three crew members were killed.

Source – http://kg.akipress.org/

Emergency situation at Tbilisi International Airport last night

The airplane belonged to AlItalia, the Italian air company, failed to
land at Tbilisi International Airport last night and landed at the
airport in Yerevan, Armenia.

Problems arose on the runway of Tbilisiairport, airline officials declared, as they had been waiting citizens at Tbilisi International Airportfor several hours.

By this time, the plane has already arrived at Tbilisi International Airport.

Part of the passengers who were waiting for a flight to Rome, Italy,
departed by a transit flight operated by Turkish Airlines.

The Government of Georgia plans to announce a tender to build a new
runway.

Source – http://kavkasia.net/

UTair launches Surgut – Lenkoran flights

The UTair Airline OJSC, Russia,
has launched weekly flights from Surgut, Russia, to BelgorodRussia, and Lenkoran, Azerbaijan.

The flights to Lenkoran has been operating since June 2, 2013. Departure
from Surgut is
at 4:30, the return flight departs at 9:30 (local time for each airport). The flight
time is four hours and 30 minutes.

The flight is operated on Sundays by Boeing 737-500 liners in economy
and business class.

UTair is one of the three leaders at the Russian air travel market. In
2012, the air  company transported
8,582,681 passengers.

The UTair air fleet includes over 200 aircraft. The Airline flies to 110
destinations. The Air Company’s main hub is at Moscow’s Vnukovo International airport, from which
over 100 daily flights are operated.

Source – http://aze.az/

Airbus confirms timing for A350 XWB first flight

Airbus confirms that the A350 XWB first flight is planned for this
Friday, 14th June, based on current visibility of the programme and the flight
test status. Weather conditions permitting, the A350 XWB “MSN1” will take off
from Toulouse-Blagnac airport at around 10:00 am local time.

The aircraft crew consists of Peter Chandler – senior test pilot, has
been working with Airbus since 2000; Guy Magrin – Test Pilot, has been working with
Airbus since 2003; Pascal Verneau –  flight-test service, has been working with Airbus
since 1999, and a chief test engineer on the A350 XWB program.

The A350 XWB flight test teams are now carrying out the last checks on
the A350 XWB “MSN1” before they give their final green light for the first
flight to take place this Friday. Recent pre-first flight tests successfully
carried out include the first power up of the fuel efficient Rolls-Royce Trent
XWB engines on MSN1, which took place on June 2nd. 

The A350 XWB is the all-new mid-size long range product line comprising
three versions and seating between 270 and 350 passengers in typical
three-class layouts. The new family will bring a step change in efficiency
compared with existing aircraft in this size category, using 25 per cent less
fuel and providing an equivalent reduction in CO2 emissions. Scheduled for
entry-into-service in second half of 2014, the A350 XWB has already won 613
firm orders from 33 customers worldwide.

Source – http://www.airbus.com/

Yakutia starts flying en route Irkutsk – Bishkek

Since June 17, 2013, Yakutia Airlines, Russia,
will start operating its  flights en
route Irkutsk
Bishkek. The flights to the capital of Kyrgyzstan are scheduled for the
summer season only (until September 16, 2013) on Mondays when operating the  Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft.

Departure of the flight #Yak-551 from Irkutsk is at 11:45, arrival in Bishkek is at
12:45.

Departure of the flight #Yak-552 from Bishkek is at 14:15, arrival in Irkutsk is at 20:40. Time
is local for each airport.

The Kyrgyz air company, Air Bishkek, also serves the Irkutsk – Bishkek airline.

Source – http://www.airlines-inform.ru/news/

Baltic Aviation Academy puts emphasis on line training

Baltic Aviation Academy focuses on further development of
line training program. Recently five of the Baltic Aviation Academy students have
been selected and placed with Small Planet Airlines line training with Airbus
A320 aircraft type. A number of our best academy’s students are planned to be
placed with Boeing B737 CL in the period of few months.

Airlines require a certain amount of flight hours to be able to apply
for the pilot job, therefore the line training becomes vital for those who seek
to start flying as a first officer. From years of experience and number of
enquiries received by Baltic Aviation Academy it is clear that line training
positions are very rare and can only be gained by students who show best
results both in their academic and practical knowledge.

‘It’s a great opportunity to start as a line pilot. Unfortunately,
opportunities like this are very rare, and I am very proud of myself for
getting here. Of course it demanded a lot of work, study and sleepless nights,
but without effort we don’t reach our own goals’, comments line training
opportunity Luis Carvalho the former Baltic Aviation Academystudent.

Baltic Aviation Academyfocuses on the student needs, and the line training program is the priority for
those who are seriously preparing for the pilot career. At this point we are
doing all that we can to be able to fulfill this need. The line training
opportunity given for our students is the result of great efforts and hard work
of our students and our academy. We understand the importance of providing
support to our students throughout their career – from the type rating training
all the way to helping them get their dream job’, commented Egle Vaitkeviciute,
the CEO at Baltic Aviation Academy.

Up to this date Baltic Aviation Academyhas trained more than 15,000 aviation professionals. Training course completion
certificates issued by Baltic Aviation Academyare valid in the European Union, Israel,Brazil, Ukraine, Kazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan, Bulgaria and Tajikistan. Company’s clients range
from Scandinavia to Western Europe, CIS countries, Middle East, Latin America
and India, including such airlines as, Nordwind, Condor, Avion Express, White
Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Cubana Airlines.

Source – http://www.balticaa.com/

Several flights from Almaty delayed due to lack of aircraft

Due to the lack of aircraft, departure of several flights from Almaty, Kazakhstan,
was delayed yesterday, the Almaty International Airport’s Call Centerreported to Zakon.kz.

Thus, the Almaty – Kyzyl-Orda flight operated by Air Astana was delayed due
to lack of aircraft. As regards the SCAT Airline, two its flights were also
delayed, namely a domestic one en route Almaty – Kostanay (no aircraft) and Almaty
– Kokshetau  (for technical reasons).

Source – http://www.zakon.kz/

First stone laid to basement of Aulie-Ata International Airport’s passenger terminal

The new terminal building having an area of ??5,500 square meters and a capacity of 300 passengers per hour will include
comfortable waiting halls, two departure and arrival halls – for international
and domestic flights.

It will allow to carry up to 150,000 people, i.e. by five times more
than before. The runway that was transferred to the balance of the Ministry of
Transport and Communications will be extended up to 3,500 meters and will
expand it up to 60 meters;
it will be equipped with the latest lighting equipment, giving it the ability
to take all types of airplanes at a much greater horizontal visibility. And
early next year, the first aircraft will fly straight from the airport in Taraz, Kazakhstan,
to Moscow, Antalya,Urumqi, thus
confirming its high international status.

Source – http://www.zakon.kz/