Daily Archives: 09.11.2015

Kiev – Aktau flight to be launched

On November 18, 2015 Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) will launch
its new flight en route Kiev, UkraineAktau,
Kazakhstan
. The
flights will be operated to/from the Kiev’s Borispol International Airporttwice a week on Boeing-737 aircraft.

Departure of the flight #PS-529 from Kievis on Wednesdays and Fridays at 08:00p.m., arrival in Aktau is on the following
day at 02:25 a.m. Departure of the return flight #PS-530 from Aktau is on
Thursdays and Saturdays at 07:10a.m., arrival in Kiev is at 08:00a.m. Time is local for all airports.

Aktau will be the third city in Kazakhstan after Almaty and Astana,
where Ukraine International Airlines will fly to. The flight schedule is
structured in such a way to ensure optimal connections from Aktau for all UIA
destinations in Western Europe and the U.S.as well with the most destinations in Ukraine. Other airlines do not
operate their flights en route Kiev– Aktau.

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

 

IAC announces first results of decoding A-321’s flight recorders

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The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) announced the first results of
the analysis of encrypted data of flight recorders of the Russian aircraft A321
that crashed in Egypt.
These flight recorders did not record any failures of onboard systems, according
to BBC.

On-board
parametric recorder crashed in Egypt Russian Airbus A321 aircraft stopped
recording in flight during climb to flight level 308 (9400 meters). This
reports Interstate Aviation Committee on the results of the preliminary
analysis of the copied and deciphered parametric data and audio recorders.

Up to
this point the flight took place in normal mode information about the failure
of the aircraft systems and units have been registered said the IAC.

In
addition the Commission conducted a preliminary investigation of information
listening audio recorder.

Experts
IAC continue working at the crash site together with the Commission of Inquiry
and the representatives of Egypt France Germany Ireland. Ongoing collection and
examination of fragments of the aircraft structure. Fragments of the plane were
found at the site area of
​​more than 13
kilometers
long.

On
Saturday November 7 reported that the flight recorders of the liner was
successfully removed all Info. Experts have begun to decipher it.

According
to the head of the Egyptian commission to investigate the causes of the crash
Ayman al-Muqaddam (Ayman al-Muqaddam) of the record shows that before the
disaster aboard flew on autopilot. Primary parametric decoding the black box
indicates that from the moment of take-off until the fall of the plane was in
the air 23 minutes. At the time of the accident the aircraft gained altitude
and flew at a speed of 521
kilometers
per hour.

“It is
established that the last seconds of the recording is audible noise” – he
added. The nature of the sound will be installed in a special laboratory which
will conduct a spectral analysis.

The
fact that on the record with the registrar hear the sound of the explosion 6
November said source French television channel France 2. According to the
investigator the explosion was the result of engine trouble ship.

Airplane
Airbus A321 «Kogalymavia” took off from Sharm el-Sheikh in St.
Petersburg
on Saturday Oct. 31 at 06:51 Moscow time. At 07:14 airliner disappeared
from radar screens. Later it was found that the plane crashed in the Sinai Peninsula. All 224 people (mostly Russians) who
were on board were killed.

Source – http://rushincrash.com/

Air ambulance to appear in Kazakhstan

The Medical Tourism Association has introduced the first and the only aircraft
in the CIS for scheduled and emergency transportation of critically ill
patients, pregnant women and children, according to 24.kz.

A Learjet-45 is equally suitable for both domestic and long-haul flights.
On board, there is modern equipment and medicines for emergency and intensive
care. The aircraft will operate on the rights of outsourcing in the framework
of public-private partnership, as this is by 2-3 times cheaper than the one-off
flights.

Nadezhda Petukhova, Kazakh Parliament Member, says, “You can provide assistance
directly during the flight. This will save hundreds of lives. One will not only
deliver seriously ill persons, but also deliver donor organs, as it is also
important and is done quickly and in a timely manner. The success of the
operation will depend on this”.

Source – http://24.kz/

Asia Airways: Tajikistan is not responsible for the crashed plane in Sudan

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The cargo plane that Crashed in South Sudan on November 4th does
not affect the interests of Tajikistan,
as owned by a private airline, ALA INTERNATIONAL, as it is not a resident of Tajikistan.

 “The aircraft crashed in South
Sudan was operated by the Allied Services Limited (ASL), Sudan, under the contract with the
owner of the air vessel in person of ALA INTERNATIONAL. The airplane was operating
its flights under the code of the ASL company”, one noted in a statement
released by Asia Airways, Tajikistan.

“As evidence, we present the plan of the previous flight of this crashed
plane, issued by the Allied Services Limited. All the details of the flight are
clearly marked. In the field of identification of the aircraft, there is a code
of ASL. In addition, One can clearly see on the picture of the aircraft, which was
published in many media that the aircraft has board lettering of actual
operator in person of  Allied Services
Limited”, Asia Airways said.

The statement said that according to the Chicago Convention, as well as
general aviation regulations of Tajikistan,
“The issued certificate on state registration of civil aircraft is not a
document certifying the property rights of the owner of the aircraft”.

 “Therefore, the entry of this aircraft
into the register of Tajik planes does not mean that the owner of the air vessel
is a company named Asia Airways or the state of registration itself”, the Air
Company emphasized.

Also, Asia Airways’ statement noted, “the international air law does not
prohibit to operate aircraft registered outside the territory of the state
where the flights are operated”.

 “As an example, one can bring
such Russian airlines, as Aeroflot and Transaero, the aircraft of which have
been registered in the Virgin Islands, but they fly in Russia. Thus, neither Tajikistan nor Asia Airways did not violate the
requirements of the Convention and general aviation regulations of Tajikistan”, one
said in a statement.

In addition, one noted that the international aviation legislation
establishes the right of full or partial transfer of responsibility for the
operation of the aircraft to one of the parties on a contract.

“Air Asia Airways under the agreement concluded with the owner of the
plane has fully transferred responsibility for the safe operation of the
aircraft, flight safety, airworthiness, maintenance, etc. to ALA INTERNATIONAL”,
the statement says.

The investigation of this incident is conducted by the aeronautical
authorities of South Sudan.

Recall, the Soviet-made An-12 operated by the Armenian/Russian crew
crashed in South Sudan on November 4th.
According to preliminary data, more than 40 people were killed in a plane
crash.

According to BBC, AN-12 with its tail number EY-406 is a transport
aircraft of Soviet production. The plane was assembled at the Chkalov Tashkent
Aviation Production Association (CTAPA) in 1971. The aircraft has been
operating since April 1, 1971.

At various times, it was operated by several airlines including Magadan
Avia Leasing, Russia, and
Asia Airways, Tajikistan.

Allied Services Limited Airline based in South
Sudan
is an operator of the last flight, as it is engaged in
freight transportation. The company confirmed this information.

Meanwhile, the Asia Airways’ official website writes that, while working
in 2007 – 2014, the airline took 12 international audits of American and
European customers working in Afghanistan,
the United Arab Emiratesand there were two audits of Tajik aviation authorities.

From November 2012 to April 2014, Asia Airways had suspended the
operator’s certificate for the internal audit and to bring all documents in
compliance with the new domestic (Tajik) and international aviation
regulations.

The Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Tajikistan approved a
Resolution #5 (10.3) -458 issued on July 20, 2011, according to which Asia
Airways was appointed to be a national cargo air carrier, so the Air Company is
actively involved in various projects of transportation. On the instructions of
the Government of Tajikistan, a lot of people’s household goods were
transported including two heavy transformer stations weighing 127 metric tons
each, which were transported in cooperation with the Volga-Dnepr Airline en
route Tehran
Dushanbefor the construction of Sangtuda-2. For this transportation, Asia
Airways was awarded with gratitude from Volga-Dnepr for cooperation.

The Air Company has a wide range of partners, including such air
companies, as Volga-Dnepr, Polet, UIA and KG Airlines.

Source – http://news.tj/

Turkish Airlines’ plane could not land in Ganja, Azerbaijan

A plane belonged to Turkish Airlines was flying en route Istanbul,
Turkey – Ganja, Azerbaijan, on Sunday and could not land at the airport in
Ganja, witnesses told Trend.

According to the report, the landing was scheduled at the airport in
Ganja at 08:45a.m., local time, on Sunday, but due to bad weather conditions the
plane landed at Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku two hours after.

According to Kapaz TV Channel, Azerbaijan,
the passengers of this aircraft were sent from Baku to Ganja by bus. On Sunday evening, the
airport in Ganja was planning to take a plane on the Moscow – Ganja air route.

Source – http://www.trend.az/

Russian plane crash: Russia suspends Egypt flights

Russia is suspending all flights to Egypt following
indications that last week’s plane crash which killed all 224 people on board
was caused by a bomb.

President
Vladimir Putin has also asked for up to 50,000 Russian holiday-makers currently
in Egyptto be brought home.

Intercepted
militant “chatter” suggests a bomb was put in the hold before
take-off. French aviation officials told the BBC there was no technical
failure.

The
Metrojet Airbus A321 was flying from Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg when it came down in Sinai on
Saturday. Most of the victims were Russian.

The
Russian decision to suspend flights to Egypt is a major blow to tourism,
which is a lifeline to the Egyptian economy. More than 30% of the tourists who
visit Egypt each year come
from Russia.

Now
the picture has become increasingly grim. Shopkeepers and hotel owners are
pretty worried. “I don’t know what tomorrow is going to bring us. We are
already suffering,” a shopkeeper tells me.

The
tourism industry has been struggling since the revolution in 2011, due to
political uncertainty. In recent months, there was a relative sense of
stability so things took a better turn.

But
after the latest developments, it’s hard to tell when tourism will recover. The
timing of the plane crash couldn’t be worse – autumn and winter are supposed to
be the peak of the tourist season in Egypt. Known for its warm weather,
bright sunshine and lovely beaches, the country was getting ready for some busy
weeks. But the beautiful landscape won’t be enough at the moment to attract
tourists.

Source – http://www.bbc.com/