Monthly Archives: October 2015

Bombardier closes Learjet 85 program

On October 29, 2015, Bombardier reported its financial results for the
third quarter ended September 30, 2015. Revenues totaled $4.1 billion for the
quarter, compared to $4.9 billion for the same period last fiscal year. For the
third quarter ended September 30, 2015, earnings (loss) before financing
expense, financing income and income taxes (EBIT) totaled a loss of $4.6
billion, compared to earnings of $171 million for the same period last fiscal
year. Net loss totaled $4.9 billion, or loss per share of $2.20.

The company explained these negative financial indicators take place due
to special items mainly related to impairment charges on C Series and Learjet
85 program. On October 28, 2015, due to a lack of sales after prolonged
weakness of the market, Bombardier closed the Learjet 85 program. As a result,
in the third quarter of the fiscal year 2015, expenses were written off in the
amount of $ 1.2 billion. However, the Canadian manufacturer will continue to
develop a family of Learjet. Another $ 3.2 billion were written off under the
CSeries program, but Bombardier has signed a memorandum of understanding with
the Ministry of Economy and Innovation of Quebec to repurchase 49.5% of the
shares in the program for $ 1.0 billion.

In the third quarter, Bombardier Business Aircraft earned $ 1,558 billion,
which is by 5% lower than a year earlier. In total, 43 business jets were delivered
including seven Learjet 70/75s, 18 Challenger 300/350s, three Challenger 605s
and 15 Global 5000/6000s. This amount is by two less than in the same period
last year, during which, the producer handed its customers seven Learjet 70/75s,
one Learjet 60XR, 12 Challenger 300/350s, Challenger 605 and 19 Global.
However, for the first nine months, business jet deliveries have been increased
by nine aircraft, coming to 135 planes.

After the cancellation of the order portfolio for 11 Learjet 85s in the
first half of the year, Bombardier also wrote off the remaining 64 orders for
these aircraft in the last quarter. As a result, in the third quarter, the producer
has a negative balance of orders for 32 aircraft.

Excluding the cancellation of Learjet 85, the ratio of orders received
to the released aircraft currently stands at 0.7, as compared to 0.5 last year.

In another promising program, Global 7000/8000, the manufacturer has
positive steps. On the first testing Global 7000, they installed engines and
structural components were mounted, including all sections of the fuselage,
wings, tail assembly and the chassis. Furthermore, wiring was installed and one
has started functional test procedures.

The second prototype is in the final stages of assembly when one joined
rear, central and front section of the fuselage and the cabin. Also, two
prototypes are at various stages of production and assembly now.

Challenger 650 certification program is currently 95% complete.
Obtaining of the certificate is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015.

Source – http://www.bizavnews.ru/

New terminal of Aulie-Ata International Airport to be opened in one month in Taraz, Kazakhstan

Builders of the new airport building in Taraz work nowadays without any days
off, aiming to commission the object at the beginning of December 2015.

We recall herein, in 2013, the shareholders decided to transfer the
runway of the Aulie-Ata International Airportto the state in the budget of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of
Kazakhstan, and then one reconstructed and extended it and these works were
financed from the state budget. Now, the runway, having a length of 3,500 meters and a
width of 60 meterscan take all types of modern aircraft, including heavy aircraft, such as Boeing
and Airbus, as well as helicopters of all types.

With the completion of the fourth phase of the terminal building construction,
this building and the airport’s apron will meet all the requirements including modern
manufacturing and inspection equipment, two telescopic ladders, seven check-in
counters, four elevators for passengers, conditions for services for disabled
people and modern special equipment for aircraft maintenance. The new passenger
terminal with its area of 5,500 sq. meters will be able to serve up to 200
passengers per hour, providing passenger growth and a high level of service.

During the celebrations of the 550 anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate,
the President of Kazakhstan   Nursultan
Nazarbayev arrived in Taraz through the new airport building.

According to Anatoly Nesterenko, Chairperson of the Board, Aulie-Ata International
Airport JSC, the SCAT Airlines, Kazakhstan,
financed reconstruction of the airport in the amount of about KZT 650 mln.

Completion of construction work was initially scheduled for May 2014 but
later, this was delayed due to lack of finances. Deputies of the Zhambyl Regional
Administration decided to increase the authorized capital of the Taraz SEC by
KZT 300 mln., so that the amount would be given in a short-term loan for  reconstruction of this airport.

Also, one signed an agreement with Kazakh Commercial Bank JSC to open a
credit line of KZT 800 million. Funds were allocated by the Damu Entrepreneurship
Development Fund under the state program for seven years. The project financed
the acquisition of specialized equipment for KZT 600 mln. at the expense of the
Development Bank of Kazakhstan.

At this time, the Aulie-Ata International Airportserves about 40,000 passengers a year, performing two air routes to Astana and
Almaty. With the completion of reconstruction of the runway and a new terminal of
the airport in Taraz, it will have all signs of a modern airport with broad
technical capabilities and high level of service. Now, the Aulie-Ata International Airport will have no any technical
obstacles to operate direct flights from Taraz to all major cities of the
continent. It is expected that one will launch direct passenger flights from Taraz
to the cities in Kazakhstan,
as well as to Moscow, Antalya,Urumqi, also, charter
flights might be possible.

Source – http://www.inform.kz/

 

Airbus Group Vice President meets with top Kazakhstani official

First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev has met
today with Airbus Gorup Vice President for CIS countries Silvere Delaunay,
primeminister.kz reports.

The
meeting was held prior to President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s visit to France.

At the
meeting, the sides discussed the implementation of joint projects with Airbus
Group and outlined the key areas of further cooperation.

Airbus
Group is a multinational aerospace and defense corporation. In Kazakhstan,
the group works on several projects, including Eurocopter Kazakhstan
Engineering, and cooperates with Kazakhstan Garysh Sapary JSC.

Source – http://www.inform.kz/

Manas International Airport announces on launching new international flight to Tajikistan

The Manas International Airport located near Bishkek,Kyrgyzstan, announces on
launching a new international flight to be operated by Somon Air, a private Tajik
air company, on the Bishkek – Dushanbe,
Tajikistan

Bishkek air route.

The first flight will arrive at Manas International Airport on October 30,
2015 at 09:50 p.m. local time.

The flight will be operated twice a week, every Friday and Sunday.

Source – http://www.tazabek.kg/

Aeroflot Adds Service to Six New Destinations in Kazakhstan

Aeroflot
is pleased to announce new service to six cities in Kazakhstan. The
airline this week adds regularly scheduled flights from its Moscow hub to Astana, Almaty, Aktau,
Atyrau, Aktobe and Shymkent.

In March
2014 Aeroflot received permission to re-enter the Kazakh market, and the
airline began operating regular service between Moscowand Karaganda. Today’s
announcement marks a significant expansion of Aeroflot’s offering for
passengers traveling between Russia and Kazakhstan, as Aeroflot begins
flying routes to Kazakhstan’s largest cities vacated by Transaero,
which ceased operations on October 26.

All
Aeroflot flights to Kazakhstandepart from Sheremetyevo Airport’s Terminal
E and are serviced by modern and comfortable Airbus A320 family
aircraft.

Daily
flights between Moscow and Astana and daily
flights between Moscowand Almaty began operating on 26 October. The schedule
is as follows (note all times below are local times):

SU1956 — Departs Moscow 23:40, arrives Astana 6:10

SU1957 — Departs Astana 7:25, arrives Moscow 8:10

SU1946 — Departs Moscow 21:35, arrives Almaty 5:05

SU1947 — Departs Almaty 6:25, arrives Moscow 8:25

Service
between Moscow and Aktau as well
as service between Moscowand Aktrau began yesterday, October 28, and will operate every Wednesday,
Friday and Sunday on the following schedule:

SU1954 — Departs Moscow 00:05, arrives Aktau 4:50

SU1955 — Departs Aktau 6:00, arrives Moscow 7:00

SU1958 — Departs Moscow 00:05, arrives Atyrau 4:50

SU1959 — Departs Atyrau 6:05, arrives Moscow 7:05

Note
that flights SU1954/1955 and SU1958/1959 will not operate
on 1 January 2016.

Service
between Moscowand Aktobe began today, October 29, and will operate every Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday on the following schedule:

SU1948 — Departs Moscow 00.05, arrives Aktobe 4:40

SU1949 — Departs Aktobe 6:00, arrives Moscow 6:40

Service
between Moscowand Shymkent begins October 31, and will operate three times per week
on the following schedule:

SU1950 — Departs Moscow every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
at 22:25, arrives Shymkent 5:10 the following day

SU1951 — Departs Shymkent every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
at 6:10, arrives Moscow 7:25.

Source – http://www.aeroflot.ru/ 

Uzbekistan Airways attends TTG Incontri 2015 exhibition

Uzbekistan Airways attends TTG Incontri 2015 exhibition

Uzbekistan
Airways participated in the the TTG Incontri 2015 International Exhibition of
Tourism in Rimini, Italy.

3,000
exhibitors, 700 journalists and 300 international bloggers attended TTG
Incontri 2015, the only fair tourism industry of the B2B format in Italy. Over 130
tourism directions to various directions were presented and over 35,000
sessions for international buyers and participants were organized. Over 60,000
people attended the exhibition within three days.

Uzbekistan
Airways’  stand was put under aviation
and maritime transport section. Representatives of the Air Company not only
advertised a wide range of services to airlines in air transportation, but they
also have been able to strengthen cooperation with foreign tourism companies to
establish contacts with new potential partners and individual tourists
interested in visiting Uzbekistan, or the countries Uzbekistan Airways operates
its regular flights to.

Visitors
to this stand were given booklets with the Uzbekistan Airways’ schedule of
flights and tourist destinations of the country, as well as promotional
products with the logo of the Airline.

Quality
of trade relations, a very high increase in foreign visitors and provided a
wide range of products  were successful
for the exhibition this year.

 

Uzbekistan Airways extends promotional fare for Tashkent – Samarqand flight

Uzbekistan
Airways has extended the promotional airfares for the domestic flight en route Tashkent – Samarqand
until November 30, 2015, the Air Company’s Press Service reported.

Special
airfare for one way flight is set at the rate of  EUR 18, including taxes, the Airline notes.

Air ticket
sales for the citizens of Uzbekistanare in local currency at the exchange rate of the Central Bank on the day of buying
the air ticket.

Source – http://www.uzdaily.uz/

BAA Training to present drone training at EATS

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Aviation
training solutions global provider, BAA Training (former Baltic Aviation Academy) announces its
attendance at the main European aviation training event: European Airline
Training Symposium 2015. Event will be held on 3-4th of November in Warsaw, Poland.

BAA
Training which recently changed its name from Baltic Aviation Academy is set for the
first time to introduce aviation industry with its newest training branch –
UAV/UAS (drone) Pilot Training course. “We changed our company name because of
the global internal growth, which would not exist without market growth. However,
it is important to keep up not only with the growth, but also transformation of
the market: today UAV/UAS (drones) is taking aviation to a whole new level, and
BAA Training is following that lead with new training solutions designed
especially for drone operators”, comments Egle Vaitkeviciute, the CEO at BAA
Training.

BAA
Training headquartered in Vilnius (Lithuania)
counts more than 20 years of experience in aviation training business. Starting
from the Pilot and Cabin Crew training, today training academy is offering full
range of pilot Ab Initio and Type Rating, Cabin Crew, Ground Handling,
Helicopter and Drone training solutions

Being
already the 14th event, EATS will gather the main aviation market
representatives from Europe, Middle East and Africa,
to discuss pilot and cabin crew training at the conference focused on
“Exploring Training “Best Practice”, Regulatory Evolution and Training
Cultures”.

BAA
Training will be looking forward to hear Your aviation needs at booth number
328.

BAA Training Aviation Academy (BAA Training) is an international
aviation training center, fully complies with European standards of training of
aviation professionals. The company offers an experience tailor-made training
programs, combined with the personal care of each client.

The BAA Training Center is located in Lithuania and
has over 20 years of experience in aviation training. The roots of the company
date back to 1938, when the department was established to train aviation
experts for Lithuanian Airlines. As a complement to the training base in the
central building, BAA Training is able to offer training in different parts of
Europe, CIS and Asia.

Source – http://www.baatraining.com/

Aeroflot starts flight operations to key cities of Kazakhstan

Aeroflot Airlines, Russia,
has launched its flights from Moscow to several
cities of Kazakhstan.
The air carrier got this opportunity as a result of the Federal Air Transport
Association’s decision to transfer the lion’s share of key air routes of Transaero
Airlines from Moscowto Aeroflot, as this cannot be explained and is highly questionable in legal
terms, the Travel.ru portal writes.

Currently, daily flights are operated by Airbus A-321 to Almaty and
Astana (the round-trip minimum price is RUR 15,921 and RUR 19,251,
respectively). Three times a week, mainly on the Airbus A320, one has scheduled
flights to Aktobe (RUR 15,466), Atyrau (RUR 15,705), Aktau (RUR 15,872),
Shymkent (RUR 15,594). One continues daily flight operations to Karaganda launched a year
earlier (RUR 19,898). In the future, the Air Company may launch its flights to Ust-Kamenogorsk and Pavlodar.

Source – http://www.travel.ru/

Etihad ranked 20th Most Attractive Employer on LinkedIn version

Etihad
Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been
ranked the 20th most sought-after employer in LinkedIn’s 2015 100 Most In-Demand
Employer in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) list.

The ranking is based on employer brand awareness and the billions of
interactions from LinkedIn’s more than 380 million members. Businesses are
ranked according to the number of users who view profiles of their employees,
connect with their employees, visit or follow their company pages, and view or
apply to job postings by the company.

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet,
announced the rankings at its 2015 Talent Connect conference held yesterday in London. The airline made
it to the top 25 EMEA list alongside notable companies like Google, Apple and
Unilever. Etihad Airways was ahead of global brands such as Nike, Burberry and
Twitter.

Ray Gammell, Etihad Airways’ Chief People and Performance Officer, said:We are
delighted to receive this marvelous recognition for the second consecutive
year. This means that Etihad Airways has built one of the strongest talent
brands in EMEA based on its engagement with LinkedIn’s members.

“Etihad Airways is an
employer of choice and our highly engaged and motivated employees have been the
cornerstone of our growth. This acknowledgment showcases our focus on building
a winning culture for our employees that offers challenging roles, encourages a
culture of performance and provides career progression opportunities.

“We offer our more than
25,000 people from over 140 nationalities a number of unique employee benefits,
including an on-site nursery, ambulance service, a full-service medical centre,
flight benefits, accommodation assistance and education support.”

Ali Matar, Head of Talent Solutions, LinkedIn MENA, said: “I’m delighted to congratulate Etihad Airways on
its inclusion in LinkedIn’s EMEA 100 InDemand employers’ ranking for 2015. The
continuing presence of brands from the region demonstrates the quality of work
being done by employers in the Middle East to
attract the very best talent, and puts them among the most sought-after
employers worldwide.”

Etihad Airways has been recognised for numerous employment awards in 2015.
Most recently, the airline received the ‘Nationalisation Initiative of the
Year’ award at the MENA HR Excellence Awards 2015.

Mr Gammell added: “Being a globally
recognised talent brand will have a significant impact on our ability to
attract and hire top quality talent. We have hundreds of jobs currently
available and are constantly looking for talented individuals.”

With more than 240,000 followers, Etihad Airways’ LinkedIn page
communicates the airline’s employer brand proposition to attract and recruit
talented professionals. People following the page learn more about the
airline’s values and culture, and develop a better understanding of what it is
like to work at Etihad Airways and live in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE.

People interested to find out more about the careers opportunities at
Etihad Airways, should visit its website
etihad.com/careers or its LinkedIn page.

Etihad Airways started operating flights in 2003, and in 2014, it carried
14.8 million passengers. The company provides passenger and cargo hub in Abu Dhabi on 113 current and planned areas, which include
the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australiaand America.
The air fleet includes 119 aircraft produced by Airbus and Boeing. In addition,
the order is confirmed by another 200 aircraft, including 66 Boeing 787s, 25
Boeing 777-Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and five Airbus A380s.

Etihad Airways owns stakes in the authorized capital of such air
companies, as Air Berlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles,
Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia and Darwin Airline, Switzerland, operating
under the brand of Etihad Regional. Together with Air Berlin,
Air Serbia, Air Seychelles,
Alitalia, Etihad Regional, Jet Airways and NIKI, Etihad Airways is a part of
Etihad Airways Partners. This new alliance of airlines with common views with
their task to offer customers with more options by developed flight network,
convenient schedules and the additional benefits of bonus programs.

Source – http://www.etihad.com/