Daily Archives: 16.06.2016

ATA Airlines launches Tehran – Baku –Tebriz flights

ATA
Airlines, Iran, begins
flights from Tabriz to Baku starting from today.

Iranian
Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohsen Pakain has stated that the Company organizes
flights Baku-Tabriz and Baku-Tehran.

“Airbus
320 will fly to both cities twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays. The aircraft
will depart at 12:15 from Tehran and land in Baku at 13:30. After an
hour and a half break the air vehicle will fly to Tabriz with arrival at 18:00,” the
ambassador said.

He
added that the cost of round trip tickets will be AZN 180.

“Earlier
flights to Tabrizwere organized by AZAL, but they were suspended, most likely due to the low
demand. Iranians love to travel, and everyone coming tourist provides 9 jobs,
so I think that the opening of the flights will contribute to the economic and
trade cooperation and, in particular, to the development of tourist
relations,” the ambassador said.

As of
April 2016, the airline’s fleet consists of four Airbus A320-200s, two Boeing
737-400s and six McDonnell Douglas MD-83s.

The Airlines
Headquarters is located in Tabriz.

Source – http://abc.az/

Two wheels of military aircraft ruptured while landing at airport in Astana

Two
wheels of the military aircraft severed while it was landing at the airport in Astana, Kazakhstan,
according to Tengrinews.kz.

Zhanar
Kolbachaeva,  Spokesperson of the
Ministry of Defence, informed about details of this incident.

“A Tu-134
plane was landing at Astana International Airportat 01:37p.m. today, June 16, 2016, and, during the run on the runway, two of
the four pneumatic wheels of the left landing gear ruptured. In general, the crew
was not injured, the plane is not damaged. This aviation event is classified as
an aviation incident”, Mrs. Kolbachaeva said.

According
to her, the plane was flying from Almaty to Astana.

“According
to preliminary information, the incident occurred due to a foreign object, which
was located on the runway. It turned out the wheels were new. Landing was made in
the normal mode. At first, the plane landed and then it ran. After some time, wheels
burst. The pilot’s error is eliminated”, Mrs. Kolbachaeva added.

“Because
of minor damages of the Tu-134’s wheels (the plane belongs to the Ministry of Defence, Kazakhstan)
it was necessary to tow it out of the runway. For this reason, during the period
from 02:00p.m. until 02:40p.m. local time, the Astana International Airport was closed. Beginning
from 02:40p.m., the airport has continued its operations in normal mode”, the Astana International Airport reported.

Source – https://tengrinews.kz/ 

Passenger terminal at Petropavlovsk airport to be reconstructed

Reconstruction
of a passenger terminal at an airport in Petropavlovskwill start next week.

Akim
(governor) of North Kazakhstan region Erik
Sultanov held a working meeting with the company – EnergoTechnoServis LLP
responsible for the reconstruction project.

At the
meeting deputy general director of the company Mr. Askhat Makishev assured that
reconstruction works will begin on Monday (June 20).

“We
are planning to reconstruct the entire terminal. The reconstruction project was
developed by a company based in Almaty city,” Mr. Makishev added.

Governor
Sultanov instructed to begin the reconstruction process in a timely manner and
complete shell works by September, 2016.

Competition
for construction and installation work for industrial  buildings and structures costing KZT 1.134
billion was announced in April 2016 by the Civil Aviation Committee under the
Ministry of Investment and Development, Kazakhstan. EnergoTechnoServis LLP
was determined to be the winner.

Source – http://kazinform.kz/

Bishkek – Novosibirsk flight launched by Air Manas

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Air Manas, Kyrgyzstan,
a partner of Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo) International Airport,
today resumed its flights en route Bishkek, KyrgyzstanNovosibirsk, Russia– Bishkek.

Flights will be operated twice a week, on
Thursdays and Sundays, on Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

The flight #564, Novosibirsk – Bishkek segment, departs at 00:00p.m
on Thursdays and at 11:10a.m. on Sundays. The flight #563 departs from Bishkek at
08:05a.m. on Thursdays and at 07:00a.m. on Sundays. Time is local for each
airport.

You can buy your air tickets on the websites of
this Air Company and the airport, as well as air ticket sales offices of Tolmachevo Airportand other air ticket sales offices in Novosibirskand Bishkek.

Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo) International Airport is the largest air hub in Russiaeast of the Urals on major transit routes between Europe and Asia.
The capacity of domestic terminal makes up to 1,800 passengers per hour, while
the international terminal capacity – up to 1,300 passengers per hour. The
airport has two runways of ICAO I and II Categories.

Air Manas (Pegasus Asia trade mark) is a Kyrgyzstan’s
low-cost air carrier, has been carrying out its charter flights since 2006. Nowadays,
Air Manas is one of the fastest growing airlines of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The Air Manas air fleet includes such aircraft, as Boeing 737-400 and Boeing
737-800.

Source – https://www.tolmachevo.ru/

 

President and CEO of Airbus predicts Russia and China to compete with Airbus and Boeing in 15 years

Fabrice Brégier, President and CEO of Airbus, the aircraft
manufacturing consortium, said that Russian and Chinese-made airliners will dilute
competition to Airbus and Boeing in 15 years, according to RNS.

“In 15 years, there will be no duopoly! Since
2008, Chinahas been developing its C-919 mid-range, which is expected to become a direct
competitor to the A-320 and Boeing 737 models. Russia, for its part, develops MS-21 in the same segment”, Mr.
Brégier said in his interview
for La Tribune.

However, according to Mr. Brégier, Airbus and Boeing
will continue to occupy the most significant segments of the market, as
aircraft construction “is a constant technological and commercial war, and it
will be  difficult for new players to join
this process”.

In early June, the Irkut Corporation, Russia, introduced
a new medium-range MS-21 passenger aircraft for the first time, as it was designed
to carry 163-211 passengers. The first flight of this aircraft is scheduled for
2017. One has invested RUR 100 billion for development and production of these
aircraft.

COMAC, the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China, is
working on its C-919 plane, which may make its first flight later this year.
The aircraft is designed for 168-190 seats.

Source – http://www.aex.ru/

EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found in Mediterranean

Wreckage of the EgyptAir flight that went
missing over the Mediterranean last month has
been found, Egyptian investigators say. A statement said “several main
locations of the wreckage” had been identified.

A deep
sea search vessel had also sent back the first images of the wreckage, the
statement added. There were 66 people on board flight MS804 when it crashed on
19 May while flying from Paris to Cairo. The Airbus A320
plane vanished from Greek and Egyptian radar screens, apparently without having
sent a distress call.

The
Egyptian investigation committee said that investigators on board the
John Lethbridge search vessel, which has been contracted by the
Egyptian government, would now draw up a map of the wreckage distribution. Investigators
will begin with something they call “the four corners”. It means
that, before touching anything, they will map exactly where every single piece
of the aircraft ended up.

If
debris is spread over a large area it tells them the plane broke up in mid-air.
If it is more intact, it suggests it hit the water then broke up. They will
also look for what is missing. If, for example, an engine or the tail is two
miles away, it clearly broke off earlier in the flight.

The
little evidence so far suggests a fire broke out in the front of the aircraft,
so they will be keen to film and photograph that area. One experienced
investigator who worked on the Lockerbie bombing told me bomb damage looks very
different to fire damage.

Ultimately,
investigators will probably have to retrieve wreckage to know for sure what
brought this plane down. And that could take weeks, even months. Earlier this
month, search teams said signals from one of the “black box” flight
recorders had been detected. Signals emitted by the recorders are expected to
expire by 24 June, experts have warned. The cause of the crash remains a
mystery. A terror attack has not been ruled out but no extremist group has
claimed the downing of the plane.

Analysts
say human or technical error is also a possibility. Electronic messages sent by
the plane revealed that smoke detectors went off in the toilet and the
aircraft’s electrics, minutes before the plane’s signal was lost.

According
to Greek investigators, the plane turned 90 degrees left and then 360 degrees
to the right, dropping from 11,300m (37,000ft) to 4,600m (15,000ft) and then
3,000m (10,000ft) before it was lost from radar.

Source – http://www.bbc.com/

Air ambulance service has saved 8,500 lives in Kazakhstan for the last five years

Over
the past five years, the air ambulance service has saved 8.5 thousand people,  Alexey Tsoi,  Vice-Minister of Health and Social Development
of Kazakhstan, reported during a press conference.

“For the
last five years, the air ambulance service carried out more than 6,700 flights
to the regions to severe patients, and transported about 6,000 patients for
health reasons, and five hundred surgical operations have been conducted locally.
At the same time, these 8,500 patients saved include more than 1,500 women
among whom there were pregnant women and new mothers, and more than 3,000
children”, he said.

He
recalled that medical aviation, as well as en-route medical and rescue points
were created in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of
Kazakhstan. At the same time, the death rate from accidents and injuries has
been decreased by 18.9%.

Source – http://kazinform.kz/

AZAL’s Dreamliner at airport’s pit stop (VIDEO)

In
anticipation of the upcoming Baku European Grand Prix Formula 1, Azerbaijan
Airlines (AZAL) took an unusual video with the most modern aircraft in its fleet
– the Boeing-787, or as it is called “Dreamliner”.

The
video shows how this Dreamliner enters a hangar on the territoryof Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport,
where it was quickly maintained by service equipment technical workers on the
similarity of how this is done at the pit stop during the Formula 1 championships.

AZAL
presents this video to readers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz_nqJs_g44

Source – http://www.trend.az/