Daily Archives: 22.10.2014

Airbus launches new VIP wide-body cabin-concept

Airbus has launched a new VIP cabin concept, initially for the A330-200,
offering a faster and more affordable way to the greater capacity, capability
and comfort of a wide-body for both private and government customers. Called Summit, the concept
features a VIP section at the front of the cabin, and airline-style seating at
the rear.

“What most customers want in a wide-body is the ability to carry more
people and to fly them nonstop to the world, “ points out Airbus Chief
Operating Officer, Customers, John Leahy. “The Airbus ACJ330 Summit delivers
the greater capacity, comfort, and capability of a wide-body, and will do so
faster and more affordably than competitors, by using a modern and proven
solution.”

The Airbus ACJ330 Summit features a bedroom with ensuite bathroom at the
front, followed by an office, a conference and dining room and a working area,
and then airline-style first-class and economy seating at the rear.

The airline-style seating would be installed in production, which is
faster and more cost-effective, and the concept can be evolved to meet customer
needs.

Airbus’ A330 is one of the world’s most successful airliners, and is
currently being produced at a rate of ten a month, the highest of any wide-body.
The A330 and A340 were launched as a joint programme, have won more than 1,700
orders to date, and more of them have been delivered (1497 to end-September)
than any other wide-body series.

Airbus A330s and A340s have been chosen by more than 160 customers and
operators around the world, which means that wherever an ACJ330 Summit customer
flies there is likely to be another user nearby.

The A330 achieves a robust reliability of better than 99 per cent, and
is in-service as freighter and multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) versions – as
well as with airlines and private customers.

Airbus corporate jet operators are also backed by a worldwide support
network that serves more than 500 customers and operators, as well as services
tailored to their needs.

Airbus has sold over 170 corporate jets to date, and these aircraft are
flying on every continent, highlighting their versatility.

Source – http://www.airbus.com/

Baku airport may become transit point for Istanbul – Islamabad flights

“Turkish Airlines” can use the Bakuairport as a transit point for flights from Istanbulto Islamabad.

Azerbaijani Ambassador to Pakistan,
Dashgyn Shikarov, told Trend on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, that governments of Azerbaijan and Pakistan put forward this
initiative.

The ambassador said that both Azerbaijanand Pakistanhave reached an agreement on the implementation of this flight with the
leadership of the Turkish airlines.

“It was suggested that the “Turkish Airlines” would start making
the IstanbulBakuIslamabad flights,”
he said.

“Turkish Airlines aircraft can land in the Geidar Aliev International Airport for an hour, and passengers
from Azerbaijanwill be also able to take advantage of this flight,” he said.

Mr. Shikarov said that technical details of this issue are currently
being solved. He expressed hope that the issue will be resolved by the end of
2014 or in early 2015.

Presently, there is no direct flight between Bakuand Islamabad.
Passengers from the both countries usually use flights of the “Turkish
Airlines”.

Source – http://en.trend.az/