Daily Archives: 23.06.2016

Fleet of large jets has grown in Europe

New research from Global Jet Capital, a provider of financing solutions
for large cabin, long range private jets, reveals that 709 mid to heavy private jets
were delivered to Europe between 2011 and 2015, with a combined value estimated
at over $35.4 billion.

Global Jet Capital says these aircraft typically cost between $25 million
and $75 million each, and up to 80% of the funding used to purchase these is
sourced through external financing.

While overall deliveries of business jets to Europeare down 35%, when comparing the five year time periods 2006 – 2010 with 2011 –
2015, deliveries of mid to heavy jets have increased by 18%. Similarly, the
corresponding figure for global deliveries of larger jets has also decreased by
19%.

The largest number of deliveries was to Germany (134), accounting for one in five of all mid-sized to heavy jet deliveries to Europe between 2011 and 2015. This is an increase of 113%
when compared to the previous five-year period (2006‑2010). The second largest
number of deliveries was to the UK (86 deliveries), followed by Austria (57 deliveries) and Switzerland (55 deliveries).

The aviation finance specialist, which recently completed the purchase of
the aircraft lease and loan portfolio of GE Capital Corporate Aircraft in the Americas representing approximately $2.5 billion
of net assets, has around $1 billion to lend to clients to purchase relevant
business aircraft in Europe and elsewhere
around the world.

Dave Labrozzi, Chief Operating Officer of Global Jet Capital said: “Long
term, we expect attractive growth in the European business aviation market. Despite
deliveries to the region being down as a whole, it has experienced a steady
increase in the number of larger aircraft being delivered. “Given that we are one
of the only dedicated aviation finance specialist to operate on a global basis,
and we have significant funds available to lend to clients here wanting to
purchase mid to large private jets, it is an exciting market for us.”

Country

2006-2010

2011-2015

Change
2006/10 – 2011/15

% delivered since 2011

Germany

63

134

112.7%

67.0%

United Kingdom

70

86

22.9%

34.5%

France

25

36

44.0%

28.8%

Switzerland

41

55

34.1%

41.7%

Austria

56

57

1.8%

44.9%

Italy

22

18

-18.2%

26.9%

Russia

69

38

-44.9%

28.4%

Spain

16

11

-31.3%

19.6%

Portugal

68

28

-58.8%

25.7%

Belgium

12

21

75.0%

55.3%

Rest of Europe

158

225

42.4%

49.6%

ALL EUROPE

600

709

18.2%

41.9%

Global fleet

3,131

2,537

-19.0%

19.5%

 Source – http://www.globaljetcapital.com/

Wizz Air to offer Kutaisi – Thessalonica flights for EUR 15 and Kutaisi – Milan – for EUR 30

Wizz Air offers its customers to take Kutaisi– Thessalonica flight for just EUR 15, and one can fly to Milan for EUR 30, according to the Air Company’s
website. These prices will be accessible since October 2016.

One has already found out that, starting from this fall season, Wizz Air
will open its first base at Kutaisi
International Airport
, Georgia
.
At the same time, the Airline will add seven new destinations from Georgia, namely flights to Sofia,
Larnaca, Thessalonica, Milan, Berlin,Munich and Dortmund.

Source – http://www.apsny.ge/

Azerbaijan, EU ready to negotiate an aviation agreement – Ambassador

Azerbaijan has submitted to the EU the
proposals for the agreement on cooperation in the field of aviation (single
sky) and is waiting for specific negotiations.

Deputy
Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev of Azerbaijan informs that the purpose of these steps is simplification of flights between Azerbaijan and
the EU in the field of passenger and freight transportation”.

Commenting
on the occasion, EU Ambassador Malena Mard said that the EU made a decision to
start negotiations with Azerbaijanabout the aviation agreement.

“This
agreement is necessary for both the EU and Azerbaijan, as it will increase the
competitiveness in the aviation sector. I know Azerbaijanhas recently signed an agreement with the USon open skies, and we certainly need a similar document as it will enable to
facilitate European airlines’ work in Azerbaijan, and implement effective
traffic,” Ms. Mard said.

The
Azerbaijani-American agreement entered into force this June.

Source – http://abc.az/

Summer spotting at Manas International Airport

     

On June
18,
2016, asummer spotting for professional photographers, video operators and amateurs was
organized at
Manas International Airportnear Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

On
this day, more than 30 photographers and cameramen from Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstanwere able to capture images, as regards activities of the main airport of Kyrgyzstan.

Weather
made all people happy with its clarity so the participants captured exclusive
pictures of aircraft, filmed airport industrial activity from different angles,
including take-off and landing, as well as aircraft maintenance on the apron.

As a
result of this spotting, the best photos will be exhibited in the main airport building
and their authors will receive their prizes and awards.

This event
has been conducted at Manas International Airportfor the second time. Two years ago, on October 16, 2014, the first official
spotting session was organized.

Spotting
is a documentary or art photography of aircraft, and the purpose of this is to
obtain the most original, colourful and unusual photos of any aircraft or
ground-based aviation objects.

Source – http://www.24.kg/

 

Boeing predicts 38,000 orders for new aircraft in the next 20 years

Demand
for passenger aircraft is growing in the world, in the next 20 years, it can
bring 38,000 orders for new aircraft to the industry, Denis Muhlenberg,  CEO of the Boeing Company, said in his interview
with Le Figaro, France, according to RNS, Russia.

“We
expect that the growth in demand will bring 38,000 orders for new aircraft to
the air transport industry over the next 20 years. To ensure this volume of
orders, we plan to increase the supply of aircraft from 750 planes in 2016 up to900 infive years”, Mr. Muhlenberg said.

“Demand
is not declining in commercial aviation, but, on the contrary, it is growing”,
he stressed.

The
Boeing Company, USA,
is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of civil aviation, aerospace and
defense technology. The plants of this company are located in 67 countries
worldwide.

Source – http://www.aex.ru/

Solar Impulse 2 lands in Spain after 70-hour transatlantic flight

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The Solar Impulse 2 plane crossed the Atlantic and landed in Seville, Spain,
this message was posted in Twitter.

“Bertrand Piccard landed in Seville,
completing his first 70-hour flight across the Atlanticon the aircraft, which uses the sun’s energy only”, the publication says.

The experimental apparatus went on its journey from New
York
across the Atlantic on June 20th.
Bertrand Piccard, a  Swiss pilot,  was at the helm of this aircraft.

The Solar Impulse 2, designed in Switzerland, is an improved version
of its predecessor, Solar Impulse. The scope of its wings is 72 meters and its weight is
about 2.3 metric tons. The aircraft has 17,000 solar batteries, from which four
electric motors work. Its cruising speed is about 140 kilometers per
hour.

Source – http://tass.ru/