Daily Archives: 21.08.2014

Jordan, Egyptian airlines suspend their flights to Tel Aviv, Israel

As of Thursday, August 21, 2014, the Egyptian and Jordanian leading
airlines, Egypt Air and Royal Jordanian, have temporarily suspended their flights
to the international airport in Tel Aviv because of threats of Islamic Hamas
movement, the Emaratyah online newspaper, UAE, reported.

Air Sina, Egypt, also declined from air operations
to the Israeli capital. According to the newspaper, an Egypt Air’s morning
flight #054 to Tel Aviv was canceled on Thursday for safety reasons. Due to the
cancellation of the flight to the capital of Israel,
the ambassador to Egyptand a number of other senior Israeli diplomats could not fly. Sources in the Egyptian
Civil Aviation Authority reported that flights to Tel Aviv have been cancelled “up
to improve the situation and until a further notice”.

Royal Jordanian also refused from its flight en route Amman – Tel Aviv on Thursday. According to
Israeli sources, the Jordanian authorities informed that the flight was
canceled “due to the unstable situation”. It is unknown whether other Jordanian
flights to the capital of Israelwill be subsequently canceled or not.

A military wing of ruling Hamas movement in the Gaza Sector, called on
all the world’s airlines on Wednesday, August 20th, to stop flights to Tel Aviv
since 6:00 am (7:00 Moscowtime) on Thursday, August 21, 2014.
In
July 2014,
a
rocket that fell near the airport forced dozens of
American and European air carriers to suspend their flights to Tel Aviv for a
few days.

Jordan and Egyptare the only Arab countries that concluded a peace treaty with Israel and they
have full diplomatic and trade relations with this state. Egypt Air operates four
weekly flights to the Ben Gurion airport, whereas Royal Jordanian – one flight
every day.

Source – http://www.trend.az/

Bell Helicopter tops the charts in Aviation International News’ 2014 Product Support Survey

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, (NYSE: TXT), announced it has
received number one in the Aviation International News (AIN) Product Support
Survey for the ninth consecutive year. The survey, conducted in both the fixed
wing and rotorcraft segments, measures multiple categories of customer
satisfaction, including company-owned and authorized service center
performance, parts availability and cost, AOG response, warranty fulfillment,
technical manuals and technical representatives and overall aircraft
reliability.

“We are honored to receive this recognition for the ninth consecutive
year,” said Eric Cardinali, executive vice president, Bell Helicopter’s
Customer Support and Services (CSS). “It is our customers’ dedication to Bell
Helicopter which has allowed us to retain this top spot, and that trust isn’t
something we take for granted. Their feedback serves as a reminder to the entire
Bell Helicopter team of the importance of aftermarket support and services to
keep our customers safely flying.”

Bell Helicopter is home to a comprehensive customer support network made
up of eight Bell Helicopter-owned support centers; five global distribution
centers, 50 customer support engineers and 43 dedicated product support
engineers focused on fulfilling customer requirements, increasing global
responsiveness and lowering direct operating costs. The company also has more
than 100 Bell Helicopter authorized customer service facilities in 34
countries.

About BellHelicopter

Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an
industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned
vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft.
Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior
quality, Bell‘s global workforce serves
customers flying Bellaircraft in more than 120 countries.

About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network
of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers
with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for
its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker,
Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems.
For
more information, visit www.textron.com.

Source – http://www.bellhelicopter.com/

Composite Aircraft Repairs Center to be launched in December 2014

The Uzbekistan’s national
airline, Uzbekistan Airways, and the Boeing Co., USA,
will put in operation a Composite Aircraft Repairs Center in Tashkent, Uzbekistan,
before the end of 2014.

In September, there are plans to complete the installation of equipment
and commissioning will take place in November. The Center will be put into
operation before the end of this year.

At the initial stage, the Center will master the repairs of major
components of Boeing-757s and Boeing-767s, and, in 2016, it will begin repairing
Boeing-787s.

In 2007-2008, Uzbekistan Airways has contracted with Boeing for the
purchase of four Boeing-767-300ERs and two Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners at the total
cost of USW $645 million. In July 2014, a contract was implemented to supply
Boeing-767-300ER. Delivery of two Boeing-787-800 Dreamliners will be
implemented in 2016.

Uzbekistan Airways is a  monopoly air
carrier in Uzbekistan,
is wholly owned by the state. The air fleet consists of 33 aircraft of western
production including fifteen Boeings (ten 767-300s and five 757-200s), three
Airbus A-310s, ten Airbus A-320s, three medium-range RJ-85s, as well as two
cargo A300-600Fs.

The Uzbek airline operates flights to 21 cities to Europe, America, the Middle East, Asia,
to 22 cities of CIS and 11 destinations on domestic airlines.

Source – http://www.uzdaily.uz/