Monthly Archives: April 2016

Russian airline receives permission to initiate direct flights to Western Georgia


The Georgian Civil Aviation Agency examined the formal request of the
Russian side, and gave permission for the use of airspace and the start of
direct flights between Russiaand Georgia for Ural
Airlines, Russia, the Civil Aviation Agency  reported.

As a result, Ural Airlines will start operating its regular passenger
flights from Yekaterinburg, Russia, to Batumi,Western Georgia, (roundtrips) from now on. The
Airlines’ flights from Yekaterinburg will be operated on Thursdays and Mondays.

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China Eastern Airlines orders 20 Airbus A350 XWB

China Eastern Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for
20 A350-900 aircraft, making the airline the latest customer for the aircraft.

“The introduction of the latest generation A350 XWB aircraft
demonstrates that the partnership between China Eastern Airlines and Airbus has
embarked on a new phase. The introduction of A350 XWB will play a very
important role in promoting our operational capability, profitability and service
brand on our international long haul routes and opening a new chapter in the
international development of China Eastern Airlines,” said Liu Shaoyong,
Chairman of China Eastern Airlines. 

“We are proud to welcome China Eastern Airlines, a long time and loyal
Airbus partner, to become the latest airline to select the A350 XWB,” said John
Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer – Customers. 

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Tajik deputy prime minister receives Airbus delegation – ADDED

deputy prime minister has received a delegation of Airbus.Ambassador of France
to Tajikistan Didier Leroy also attended the meeting.

source in the Tajik government says the meeting focused on issues related to
establishment of cooperation between Tajikistan and Airbus, purchase of
airliners manufactured by this company, training of Tajik pilots, and
consultative support for Tajik air carriers.

In the
framework of the beginning of discussion of a draft agreement on avoidance of
double taxation, Ambassador Leroy reportedly called on Tajik deputy prime
minister to promote opening of markets for companies of the two countries for
supplying goods and rendering services.

SAS is a division of the multinational Airbus Group SE that manufactures civil
aircraft. It is based in Blagnac, France, a suburb of Toulouse,
with production and manufacturing facilities mainly in France, Germany,Spain, China, United
and the United States.  Airbus began
as a consortium of aerospace manufacturers, Airbus Industrie.  Consolidation
of European defense and aerospace companies in 1999 and 2000 allowed the
establishment of a simplified joint-stock company in 2001, owned by the
European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) (80%) and BAE Systems
(20%). After a protracted sales process BAE sold its shareholding to EADS on
October 13, 2006.

employs around 63,000 people at sixteen sites in four countries: France, Germany,Spain and the United Kingdom
Final assembly production is based at Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany; Seville,Spain; and, since 2009 as a
joint-venture, Tianjin, China. Airbus has subsidiaries in
the United States, Japan and India.  The company produces
and markets the first commercially viable digital fly-by-wire airliner, the
Airbus A320, and the world’s largest passenger airliner, the A380.

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QAZAQ AIR introduces additional domestic flight to Kostanai on Saturdays

Qazaq Air, a regional Kazakh air company, announces on launching an additional
frequency on the Almaty – Kostanai domestic air route since May 7, 2016.

The flights will be operated twice a week on Thursdays and Saturdays by a
regional comfortable Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft with the following flight

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Amadeus Performance Insight to help airlines improving their profitability


It is an undeniable fact that the airline industry produces, and
continues to produce, huge volumes of data every single day. This in turn
creates a ‘data rush’ – where airlines strive to acquire, store and analyze
that data in order to differentiate themselves from the competition. And while
some have already begun extracting some value from the data at their
fingertips, many are still unaware of what data they already have and most
importantly, how it can be used.

But Amadeus Performance Insight, which launches today, can help airlines
of all sizes better understand their performance, using data to help them make
better business decisions as a result. Surely all airlines want to be able to
uncover untapped revenue? To achieve higher yields per passenger? To see a more
accurate picture of traveler needs and trends?

All of this is possible with the new technology behind Amadeus
Performance Insight. Its cloud-based open architecture means that it can
integrate multiple data feeds, it is scalable and flexible to the needs of
airlines, with no limit on the amount of data it can handle.

With Amadeus Performance Insight airlines can also gain insights to
understand peaks and drops in travel shopping, and other purchase patterns to
help them better manage demand and build personalized offers. Airlines can also
analyze passenger demand for bookings, the supply and load factor of routes to
ensure effective pricing strategies, and potentially improve profitability and
operations by spotting inefficiencies and monitoring on-time performance.

Pascal Clement, Head of
Travel Intelligence
, Amadeus, said: “Most global airlines are experiencing a 50%
year-on-year increase in data. Both large and small airlines often only keep,
hold and process a very small amount of this data, losing out on hundreds of
opportunities minute by minute.”

“Due to the fragmented systems and variety of formats the data is in,
gaining instant business insights requires advanced travel intelligence tools –
Amadeus Performance Insight will enable airlines to unlock this power. It
offers carriers better visibility against future commercial projections, gives
immediate access to how the business is running, and saves both time and money
over manual data crunching.”

Floyd Smith, GM Air Vanuatu Sales
& Marketing
“Data analytics plays a crucial role in helping us to make decisions,
particularly around business operations and strategy. Amadeus Performance Insight
helps us quickly understand how our business is doing without having to spend
time manually inputting information. Instead, we are able to focus on
understanding passenger needs and trends and use them to inform our business

For those airlines which are in the early stages of their business
intelligence strategy, the Amadeus Performance Insight Standard Pack features
five key dashboards, giving insight to C-Level Executives and the Sales,
Marketing, Operations, and Revenue Management departments. For more mature
organizations, Amadeus has also designed a series of advanced modules that
complements new data sources from within an airline’s existing systems to help
uncover opportunities for growth. The suite also includes custom solutions to
cater to the needs of airlines around data integration, hosting, processing and

Avianca Brasil, Air Vanuatuand ECAir are some of the current customers of Amadeus Performance Insight.

Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the
global travel and transportation industry. Amadeus customers include major
airlines, hotels, rail and other trucking companies, sellers of tourist
services, such as travel agencies and online-travel agencies, and buyers of
travel services, namely corporations and travel management companies.

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Kyrgyzstan’s Air Bishkek suspends operations

Air Bishkek (KR, Bishkek) suspended operations in February following a
period of financial difficulties an airline official has told Russia’s
Aviation Explorer news. According to the report, the Kyrgyz carrier’s last
commercial flight was in February following which its sole aircraft, A320-200
EX-32002 (cn 386), was ferried to
Zhytomyr, Ukraine, for maintenance.

The official states that should the carrier fail to resume flights in
May, having missed an April deadline, then all may be lost.

“If we do not fly in May, then, in my opinion, we will not fly at
all. To return to the market during the low season we will require a completely
different amount of money,” they said.

The Kyrgyz Civil Aviation Authority says that in light of these
developments, it will take Air Bishkek management to task before deciding on
their next step.

“Air Bishkek temporarily suspended its flights”, said the tour operator
Kyrgyz Concept.

However, Assel Keldibaeva, Spokesperson, Air Bishkek, said that flights would
be resumed by July 2016.

“Engine replacement work are underway so the flights, most likely, will
be resumed in July”, Mrs. Keldibaeva said.

Air Bishkek operated scheduled passenger flights between Bishkek and Osh in Kyrgyzstan and to Moscow Domodedovo, Irkutsk, and Surgut in Russiaand Urumqi in China.   

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Boeing’s net profit decreases by 8.7% for Q1 2016

The Boeing Co.’s net profit, as the world’s largest manufacturers of
aerospace and defense technology, has decreased by 8.7% in Q1 2016, as compared
to the same period in 2015, thus amounting to US $ 1,219 billion, the Company’s
data show, according to Prime.

Net diluted earnings per share has amounted to US $1.83 for the
reporting period versus US $1.87 in January-March 2016. Experts had expected this
indicator at the level of US $1.83 per share. Boeing’s revenue has increased by
2.18% and amounted to US $ 22.632 billion. In the first quarter, the Company
held its first delivery of the 737 MAX aircraft. As a result, it has received
about 3.1 thousand orders for this model.

Boeing produces a wide range of civil and military aircraft, and is
developing space programs. In the structure of Boeing, there are two major
units, namely Boeing Commercial Airplanes, engaged in the construction of
civilian aircraft, and Integrated Defense Systems, which performs space and
military programs. The Company’s plants are located in 70 countries, products
are delivered to 145 countries. The staff is about 159 thousand people.

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Dushanbe International Airport handled about 230,000 passengers in Q1 2016

Almost 230 thousand passengers used the services provided by the Dushanbe International Airportin the Q1 2016, according to the Airport’s Press Service.

 “Over 101 thousand of these passengers
were newcomers and over 128 thousand passengers departed”, one said in a

According to the Airport’s during this period, one has delivered 368 metric
tons of cargo, and exported 62 metric tons; 16 metric tons of mail have been sent
and received four metric tons.

The Dushanbe International airport OJSC appreciates its activities since
the beginning of this year, in spite of the growing economic crisis.

“During this period, one has carried out technical work and repairs of
taxiways and parking lots for aircraft”, the Press Service noted.

Partial marking of parking lines, fire safety classes and other
scheduled events were conducted.

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Dushanbe – Paris flight launch and procurement of Airbus aircraft on favourable terms discussed in Dushanbe


Vice Prime Minister of Tajikistan Azim Ibrokhim and Ambassador of France to
Tajikistan Didier Leroy discussed issues concerning procurement of Airbus
company’s aircraft on acceptable terms in Dushanbe,
according to the Tajik Government.

issues of training the Tajik pilots, technical personnel, training of the Tajik
pilots in French universities with the assistance of the Airbus were also
touched upon the meeting. The talks also focused on provision of consulting
assistance to the Tajik civil aviation and security of the pilots.

French side has proposed to launch flight between Dushanbeand Paris through Frankfurtfor facilitation of entry and exit of citizens of both countries and
participation of representative of the business community in the development of
mutually beneficial cooperation.

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Uzbekistan Airways gets prepared to operate Boeing-787 Dreamliners – new generation of aircraft

The first of the two planes will arrive at the end of August 2016 and it
will be a worthy gift to the 25th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independence.

With the acquisition of the most advanced Boeing-787 Dreamliners, one begins
a new era in developing Uzbekistan Airways. The entire personnel of this Air
Company gets prepared for this grand event. In particular, a large-scale
comprehensive work is conducted to prepare the ground infrastructure,
engineering and flight personnel, developing the necessary documentation, as this
is a brand new airliner with modern technical and technological equipment, and
it is fundamentally different from those of aircraft, which are now available
in the Uzbekistan Airways’ fleet.

The Uzbekistan Airways’ Flight Personnel Department forms a new aircraft
division for Boeing-787s. Among the high-end pilot operating Boeing and A-320
planes, one has already selected 18 pilots and nine crews to be retrained in
Gatwick, the United Kingdom,
for operating Dreamliners. These crews will form the backbone of the new team. When
selecting these pilots, special attention was focused to pilot technique,
theoretical knowledge, English proficiency and professional experience.

We note herein that Uzbekistan Airways has prepared its own repairs center
for successful operation of Dreamliners. Thus, in January 2016, a unique center for
repairs and maintenance of composite materials was launched, as these materials
are used to produce Boeing-787 Dreamliners. One is constructing a large hangar
nowadays where all the services involved in the maintenance and repair of this
type of aircraft will be concentrated. Currently, engineers and technicians are
being trained directly to conduct repairs of Boeing-787 Dreamliner’s composite

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