Monthly Archives: June 2015

Uzbekistan Airways’ freight planes carried over 6,000 metric tons of cargo

Boeing-767-300 BCF modified freight planes belonged to Uzbekistan Airways
have operated 109 regular and 21 charter cargo freights from December 2014 to June
15, 2015.

Uzbekistan
Airways said in its statement that the cargo airplanes have transported over
6,047.5 tons of cargo for the reporting period.

The Airline
operated its first charter flight on the Navoi – GuangzhouTashkent – Astana
– Navoi air route. The Uzbekistan Airways’ aircraft delivered 30 tons of light equipment
from Guangzhou to the capital of Kazakhstan.

The
Uzbek airline also launched its regular cargo freights from Navoi to Shanghai on Mondays and Fridays and to Amsterdam on Wednesdays and Sundays.

In
order to increase exports of agricultural products from Uzbekistan, the Airline transported about 50 tons
of fruit and vegetables to Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport, Russia.

The
new flights are successful and become the next stage in the development of the Navoi Inter-modal Logistics Centerand increase in Uzbekistan Airways’ freight capacities.

Source – http://www.uzdaily.com/

Kyrgyzstan is ready to examine proposals for Manas International Airport – the President

Kyrgyzstan is ready to consider offers on
cooperation in establishing a civil aviation hub in the airport near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan,
from where  an American military base was
taken away a year ago, the President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev said in his
interview with RIA Novosti, Russia.

Last summer, at the request of the President of Kyrgyzstan an American
military base was closed at Manas International Airport,
which had been operated since 2001. The Government hopes to create a multi-modal
transport – logistics center based in the airport.

“We plan to develop the airport itself, as a civic hub. We consider
the configuration of cooperation on this issue. We are open to suggestions and are
willing to consider them in the obligatory consideration of our national
economic interests”, Mr. Atambayev said.

Creation of the air hub is a strategic transport infrastructure development
project for Kyrgyzstan,
as it is enshrined in the country’s National Strategy for Sustainable Development
for the Period of 2013-2017. Kyrgyz authorities hope that as a result of
liberalization of international air services, the country will be able to
become “the best place” for the passage of air routes linking Western Europe
and East Asia, which will give impetus to
economic development and investment attractiveness of the country.

Source – http://www.trend.az/

 

Georgian Airways postpones start of its Novosibirsk – Tbilisi flights – Tolmachevo International Airport

[image]Georgian Airways has postponed the start of operation of its flights on
the Novosibirsk, RussiaTbilisi, Georgia, air route. Previously, the
Airline had planned to start direct regular flight on this air route since June
28, 2015. The flights to the capital of Georgia were supposed to be carried
out once a week on Boeing-737.

The Press Service of the Novosibirsk’s Tolmachevo International Airportreported RBC there was no flight on the stated date. “There are plans that the
flights on this air route will take place since July 12,” the Press Service said. Currently,
the Novosibirsk airport declared its flight schedule
for Georgian Airways’ flights to Tbilisifor the period from July 12 to October 18, 2015.

Georgian Airways is the largest airline in Georgia, founded in 1993. It is based
in Tbilisi International Airport.
The Airline’s air fleet includes such aircraft, as Boeing 737-500, Boeing
737-700NG, Bombardier CRJ-100 and CRJ-200. The Air Company’s air route network includes
such cities, as Moscow, Amsterdam,Batumi, Tel Aviv, Paris,Vienna, Kutaisi, Yerevan, Vladikavkaz, Samara and St. Petersburg.

Source – http://www.rbc.ru/

Vietnam Airlines receives its first Airbus A350 XWB

Vietnam Airlines became the second airline in the world, which operates Airbus
A350 XWB. The solemn ceremony of handing over of the first aircraft took place
at the Airbus plant in Toulouse,
France
.

The A350-900 aircraft was delivered to global lessor AerCap on lease to
the airline for operation on long haul routes and is scheduled to arrive in Hanoi tomorrow. Altogether,
Vietnam Airlines is set to acquire 14 A350 XWBs, including 10 ordered from
Airbus and four from lessors.

Vietnam Airlines will inaugurate commercial service with the A350 XWB
later this week, initially on the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh domestic sector and then on
non-stop flights from Hanoi to Paris. The aircraft is configured with a premium
three class layout, with 29 seats that convert to full flat beds in Business
Class, 45 seats in Premium Economy and 231 in Economy.

Source – http://www.aex.ru/

FL Technics becomes an exclusive representative for Aviointeriors in 16 countries

FL
Technics, a global provider of tailor-made
aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has
been selected to act as an exclusive representative of Aviointeriors, one of
the top world leaders in the aircraft passenger seat market segment. As of June
2015, the company shall represent the supplier in multiple in Russia, CIS, the Baltic States and several
European states, including Slovakia,Hungary and Bulgaria.

According
to the 2 year-long partnership agreement, FL Technics will act as an exclusive
seller and promoter of Aviointeriors’ passenger seats and their spare parts for
various narrow- and wide-body aircraft, such as
Airbus A319, A320, A321, A330 series, Boeing
737, 747, 757, and 777 series, McDonnell Douglas DC-9, DC-10 and MD90 series,
as well as ATR series. 

Under
the new cooperation, FL Technics will represent the Italy-based supplier in Russia, Armenia,Belarus, Estonia, GeorgiaKazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, LatviaLithuania, Slovakia, TajikistanTurkmenistan, Ukraine, UzbekistanHungary and Bulgaria.

“With
over 40 years of experience, Aviointeriors is one of the most long-standing
seat manufacturers in the world. Allowing FL Technics to offer its clients
aircraft seats for economy, first and business class, the newly developed
business relationship will certainly become a new source of quality aviation
products for the region’s industry players. Needless to say, we strongly
believe that this partnership will be beneficial not only to us and
Aviointeriors, but also to the entire market,” comments Aldas Juronis, the Head
of Components and Materials Sales Department at FL Technics.

Source – http://www.fltechnics.com/

Baltic Aviation Academy partners with Turkish Airlines

Baltic Aviation Academy, aviation training provider
located in Central Europe, signed a
partnership agreement with the major European airline – Turkish Airlines. Providing
a wide range of aviation training including pilot Ab Initio, Type Rating,
Ground handling, and Cabin Crew training, Baltic Aviation Academy has been added to
the list of training providers at Turkish Airlines.

According
to the contract, Baltic Aviation Academymeets the airline standards as the aviation training provider and is eligible to
meet any Turkish Airlines need for the type rating training. Turkish Airlines
with 280 aircraft on their fleet, including Airbus, Boeing and Embraer family
aircraft, operates more than 250 travel destinations around the world.

“When
talking about the clients, corporate or private, Turkish Airlines and Baltic Aviation Academy shares the same
business approach. Surrounding the clients with personal care allows us to
deliver services meeting any client’s needs, while ensuring smooth flow of the
procedures. We strongly believe that promoting personal approach through every
management level and personnel, directly impacts the highest performance to the
final client. Therefore this is both an honor and appreciation of our training
centre to be added to the pilot training partners’ list”, comments Egle
Vaitkeviciute, CEO at Baltic Aviation Academy.

Headquartered
in Vilnius, Lithuania,Baltic Aviation Academy provides a full range of EASA
aviation training for the EASA countries, CIS, Middle Eastand Asia Pacific. Additionally, in cooperation with Haite Group, it opened a
new training location in Singapore– BAA Training Singapore. BAA Singaporeis located at a brand new SingaporeTraining Centre where at the moment are set two 7000 Series Full Flight
Simulators: B737NG and A320 plus Integrated Procedures Trainer.

Source – http://www.balticaa.com/

Georgian Airways – from Tbilisi to Yerevan

On June 29, 2015, Georgian Airways has launched its regular flights fromTbilisi, Georgia,
to Yerevan, Armenia (roundtrips). Air traffic
between the capitals of Armeniaand Georgiahas been resumed after four-year break.

Flights will be operated four times per week on the Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft.

Departure of the flight # A9-725 from Tbilisiis on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 21:00, arrival in Yerevan is at 21:35.

Departure of the flight # A9-726 from Yerevanis on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 08:00 and arrival in Tbilisi is at 08:35. Time
is local for all airports.

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

Passenger plane’s air crash simulated in Astana

One has simulated passenger plane’s air crash at Astana International Airport, Tengrinews.kz
reported referring to the Marketing and Public Relations Department of this
airport.

One reported that were performed fire technical exercises, where they were
working out the case related with extinguishing aircraft crashed.

The airport told the legend of this training was as followed: when
operating a flight the crew requested an emergency landing. On landing, the
aircraft skidded off the runway, causing the fire occurred.

“The emergency incident recently occurred at the airport in Aktau, Kazakhstan,
was one of the reasons for unscheduled exercises to prevent similar accidents”,
the Airport’s Marketing and Public Relations Department said.

One noted, during these exercises, the participants worked out issues of
cooperation between the emergency services including the organization of
management, extinguish strategy and communication. Firefighters consisted of  60 personnel, 15 units of equipment and moving
control points were involved in the operation.

During the exercises, all employees demonstrated their skills of applying
the most modern fire-fighting equipment. “Practical measures to extinguish the
elements of an aircraft, rescue and evacuation of victims allowed the personnel
to acquire the skills needed in the real situation, and this showed a high
degree of readiness to act as intended”, the Marketing and Public Relations Department
of the capital’s airport concluded.

Recall, the plane belonged to SCAT Airlines caught fire at the airport
in Aktau on June 16, 2015. During maintenance, there was spontaneous combustion.
According to the regional Department of Emergency Situations (DES), the fire
occurred, as a result of blasting the gear of the oxygen cylinder, which was
used at the time for refueling the plane with oxygen. As a result, a SCAT’s engineer
suffered. He received a thermal burn of the first degree on his right hand and
situational neurosis. At the time of the fire, there were no passengers, the
crew and the technical staff in the plane’s cabin. The employees of DES and Air
Transport Department of the Mangistau Region, Kazakhstan, are involved in investigation
what caused this fire. Also, one has involved the Regional Transport Prosecutor’s
Office in the investigation process.

Source – http://tengrinews.kz/

 

Airports to charge special funds from airlines and passengers in Kyrgyzstan, leading to a rise in price of air tickets

Airports will levy special funds from airlines and passengers, the
Kyrgyz Parliament announced at its meeting on Monday, June 29, 2015.

The MPs discussed the draft of the new Air Code, as the Kyrgyz
Government proposes to approve it to remove Kyrgyz airlines from the EU’s “black
list”, because of which, air companies are unable to operate their flights to
Europe.

“You write there will be the collection of money from passengers and
from airlines, for refueling and so on. What will be the result of this? Will it
lead to rise in price of air tickets and how much?” MP Dastan Bekeshev asked.

Erkin Isakov, the head of the Kyrgyz National Civil Aviation Agency, confirmed
that the new draft Air Code provides for a rise in price of some services.

 “One provides for fundraising
from airlines. In the current edition, there is an article, which already
provides for this collection, but there were no mechanisms for implementation. It
is also envisaged that airports will charge money from each passenger flying on
international air routes. I openly say that tickets will rise in price, but not
more than by 2.5%, and it applies only to international air routes”, Mr. Isakov
said.

The Parliament Member Narynbek Moldobaev noted that all these
innovations are introduced in order to earn money for the authorized body in
civil aviation and to further work towards withdrawing Kyrgyzstan from the EU’s “black
list”. The Parliament Member noted that ICAO experts are planning to visit Kyrgyzstan in August
2015 so it is necessary to approve the Air Code in three readings at once.

Source – http://www.knews.kg/

Issue to be considered to merge airports in Astana and Kokshetau

“One is planning one procedure, as it has been repeatedly announced. I’m
talking about a possible merger of the two airports – in Kokshetau and Astana. I
fully support this idea and consider it, as one of the best options for the
joint work of the two airports, because the competition is not necessary, we
need joint actions in the same area.

We have already conducted certain negotiations with the capital city’s airport.
Of course, they are very careful, as regards the idea of
​​a possible merger”, Janat Kolchukov,
President, Kokshetau Airlines JSC, told the “Kazakhstan Today” News Agency.

According to him, the decision was made at the Government’s level and at
the moment, there is correspondence between the two companies. To implement the
idea, they need to prepare a number of documents, including to prepare an
appeal to the Prime Minister.

One should note that the Kokshetau Airlines JSC has been in a difficult
financial position for a long time. “The company’s debt is nearly KZT 80
million now, as this includes taxes and debts for electricity, etc.”, Mr. Kolchukov
clarified.

Source – http://www.kt.kz/