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AirEuropa Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) EC-LFZ (msn 19000357) (25th Anniversary of Fora de Joc-Channel 4) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 913539.

AirEuropa Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) EC-LFZ (msn 19000357) (25th Anniversary of Fora de Joc-Channel 4) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 913539.

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Korean Air Airbus A380-861 HL7612 (msn 039) LAX (Sam Chui). Image: 908571.

Korean Air Airbus A380-861 HL7612 (msn 039) LAX (Sam Chui). Image: 908571.

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Thai Airways International Airbus A380-841 F-WWSE (HS-TUD) (msn 122) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 911343.

Thai Airways International Airbus A380-841 F-WWSE (HS-TUD) (msn 122) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 911343.

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MyCargo Airlines Boeing 747-481 (F) TC-ACG (msn 25641) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 910429.

MyCargo Airlines Boeing 747-481 (F) TC-ACG (msn 25641) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 910429.

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Aero Brasil (Trans Brasil-Transbrasil Linhas Aereas) Boeing 707-365C PT-TCP (msn 19416) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 913296.

Aero Brasil (Trans Brasil-Transbrasil Linhas Aereas) Boeing 707-365C PT-TCP (msn 19416) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 913296.

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Federal Express Boeing 727-233 (F) N221FE (msn  20932) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 102910.

Federal Express Boeing 727-233 (F) N221FE (msn 20932) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 102910.

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Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 747-287B G-VIRG (msn 21189) (painter falling off the tail) LGW (Vernon Murphy-Bruce Drum Collection). Image: 903080.

Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 747-287B G-VIRG (msn 21189) (painter falling off the tail) LGW (Vernon Murphy-Bruce Drum Collection). Image: 903080.

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Pan Am (1st) Boeing 747SP-21 N532PA (msn 21024) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 102945.

Pan Am (1st) Boeing 747SP-21 N532PA (msn 21024) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 102945.

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Air Austral Boeing 777-2Q8 ER F-OMAY (msn 29402) SYD (John Adlard). Image: 904876.

Air Austral Boeing 777-2Q8 ER F-OMAY (msn 29402) SYD (John Adlard). Image: 904876.

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China Southern Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner B-2725 (msn 34923) PAE (Royal S. King). Image: 911976.

China Southern Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner B-2725 (msn 34923) PAE (Royal S. King). Image: 911976.

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Surinam Airways (Bellomy Lawson Aviation) Douglas DC-6B (F) N47058 (msn 43842) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 102417.

Surinam Airways (Bellomy Lawson Aviation) Douglas DC-6B (F) N47058 (msn 43842) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 102417.

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Lufthansa Regional-CityLine BAe RJ85 D-AVRN (msn E2293) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 907219.

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  • Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:02:27 +0000

    Germanwings’ Lubitz informed the Pilot School that he had a “previous episode of severe depression”, Lufthansa cancels its 60th Anniversary celebrations

    Andreas Lubitz

    Germanwings’ (2nd) (Cologne/Bonn) First Officer Andreas Lubitz “informed the Flight Training Pilot School in 2009, in the medical documents he submitted in connection with resuming his flight training, about a “previous episode of severe depression” according to a Lufthansa statement after an internal review. Despite this, Lubitz was deemed fit to fly after receiving his medical certificate.

    Lufthansa has issued this full statement:

    Lufthansa black logo

    The co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 interrupted his pilot training at the Flight Training Pilot School for several months. Thereafter the co-pilot received the medical certificate confirming his fitness to fly.

    To ensure a swift and seamless clarification, Lufthansa – after further internal investigations – has submitted additional documents to the Düsseldorf Public Prosecutor, particularly training and medical documents. These also include the email correspondence of the copilot with the Flight Training Pilot School. In this correspondence he informed the Flight Training Pilot School in 2009, in the medical documents he submitted in connection with resuming his flight training, about a “previous episode of severe depression”.

    Lufthansa will continue to provide the investigating authorities with its full and unlimited support. We therefore ask for your understanding that we cannot provide any further statements at this time, because we do not wish to anticipate the ongoing investigation by the Düsseldorf Public Prosecutor.

    As already confirmed last Thursday to the public the co-pilot held a fully valid class 1 medical certificate during flight duty on March 24, 2015.

    In other news, Lufthansa is canceling its 60th Anniversary celebrations. The company issued this statement:

    Out of respect for the crash victims of flight 4U 9525 Lufthansa is canceling the originally planned festivities for the 60th anniversary of the company, which was planned for April 15, 2015.

    Instead of the originally planned anniversary event, Lufthansa will provide a live broadcast for its employees, of the official state ceremony in the Cologne Cathedral on the 17th of April 2015, where the bereaved families and friends will gather to remember the victims.

    Photo: FO Andreas Lubitz from his Facebook page.


    Filed under: Germanwings (2nd), Lufthansa Tagged: #4U9525, Andreas Lubitz, flight 4U 9525, Germanwings (2nd), Lufthansa
  • Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:12:22 +0000

    Wizz Air Ukraine to be shut down, operations in the Ukraine are restructured

    Wizz Air (Hungary) (Budapest) has announced it will close its Wizz Air (Ukraine) (Kiev-Zhulyany) subsidiary and replace it with a new Wizz Air (Hungary) Kiev base. The last Wizz Air (Ukraine) flights will be operated on April 19.

    The airline issued this statement of the restructuring of operations in the Ukraine:

    Wizz Air Holdings Plc announced that it will be further restructuring the Group’s operations in Ukraine. From April 20, 2015, Wizz Air Hungary will operate 8 routes into and out of Ukraine, to be followed by opening a Kiev base with one Airbus A320 aircraft on June 4, 2015.

    Also from April 20, 2015, Wizz Air Ukraine – currently flying two aircraft on 16 Ukrainian routes – will cease operations. The second Airbus A320 aircraft currently based in Kiev will be redeployed to Wizz Air’s new operating base in Kosice, Slovakia, which will start operating new routes from Kosice to Milan Bergamo and Sheffield-Doncaster in early June 2015.

    Following the removal of two aircraft from Ukraine last year, further capacity refinement and restructuring of Wizz Air’s operations in Ukraine were needed due to the ongoing instability in Eastern Ukraine, the devaluation and volatility of the local currency and the impact of foreign exchange controls. Wizz Air Hungary’s operation will significantly mitigate these impacts and enable Wizz Air to remain one of the major airlines in the Ukrainian market and stand ready for expansion once market circumstances improve.

    CONTINUED UKRAINE ROUTES

    Kiev – Budapest

    Unaffected – Bookings Unaffected

    Kiev – London Luton

    Unaffected – Bookings Unaffected

    Kiev – Cologne

    Flights need to be re-booked with Wizz Air Hungary

    Kiev – Dortmund

    Flights need to be re-booked with Wizz Air Hungary

    Kiev – Hamburg-Lübeck

    Flights need to be re-booked with Wizz Air Hungary

    Kiev – Katowice

    Flights need to be re-booked with Wizz Air Hungary

    Kiev – Larnaca

    Flights need to be re-booked with Wizz Air Hungary

    Kiev – Munich Memmingen

    Flights need to be re-booked with Wizz Air Hungary

    Customers holding tickets from April 20, 2015 on the routes noted above will need to re-book their flights with Wizz Air Hungary, who will be operating these routes from April 20, 2015.

    These customers will be contacted for a full refund and will be able to purchase replacement tickets on Wizz Air Hungary at the same price as the original ticket (“Wizz Air Fare Guarantee”).

    DISCONTINUED UKRAINE ROUTES

    Kiev – Barcelona Girona

    Kiev – Valencia

    Kiev – Kutaisi

    Kiev – Moscow

    Kiev – Milan Bergamo

    Kiev – Naples

    Kiev – Venice Treviso

    Lviv – Milan Bergamo

    Lviv – Naples

    Lviv – Venice Treviso

    Customers on these services will be contacted for a full refund.

    The restructuring of the Group’s Ukrainian operations and the closure of Wizz Air Ukraine will not have a material effect on the Group’s trading in the current year and subsequent financial years.

    Copyright Photo: Nik French/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 UR-WUB (msn 3741) of Wizz Air (Ukraine) arrives at Antalya, Turkey.

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    Filed under: Wizz Air (Hungary), Wizz Air (Ukraine) Tagged: 3741, A320, A320-200, A320-232, Airbus, Airbus A320, Airbus A320-200, Antalya, AYT, Kiev, UR-WUB, Wizz Air, Wizz Air (Hungary), Wizz Air (Ukraine)
  • Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:49:43 +0000

    Kharkiv Airlines suspends operations

    Kharkiv Airlines (Kharkiv) has suspended operations according to ch-aviation. The airline, located in war-torn eastern Ukraine, was down to one aircraft, the pictured Boeing 737-8Q8 UR-CLS, which is now in maintenance. The airline hopes to resume operations this summer but this is unlikely as long as fighting continues in eastern Ukraine.

    Kharkiv logo (large)

    Kharkiv Airlines in June 2013 received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC).

    On June 6, 2013 Kharkiv Airlines made its first flight using a Boeing 737-800 from Kharkiv to Antalya (Turkey).

    The company was operating charter flights to Antalya, Sharm-el-Sheikh and Hurghada from Kiev, Kharkiv and Lviv.

    Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8Q8 UR-CLS (msn 32841) taxies at Antalya.

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    Filed under: Kharkiv Airlines Tagged: 32841, 737, 737-800, 737-8Q8, Antalya, AYT, Boeing, Boeing 737, Boeing 737-800, Kharkiv, Kharkiv Airlines, UR-CLS
  • Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:58:49 +0000

    Alaska Airlines to launch Mexican flights from Orange County in October

    Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma), further to our previous report, has announced new nonstop flights from Orange County, California, to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Pending approval from the Mexico Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC), the airline will begin service in early October.

    Los Cabos will commence on October 8 and Puerto Vallarta the following day.

    The flights will be operated with Boeing 737s on the following schedule:

    Alaska SNA-Mexico Schedule

    Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-790 N619AS (msn 30164) taxies to the runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

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    Filed under: Alaska Airlines Tagged: 30164, 737, 737-700, 737-790, Alaska Airlines, Boeing, Boeing 737, Boeing 737-700, California, John Wayne International Airport, los cabos, Mexico, Mexico Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil, N619AS, Orange County, Puerto Vallarta, Santa Ana, SEA, seattle tacoma international airport, Seattle/Tacoma
  • Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:15:41 +0000

    Yemenia suspends all operations until further notice

    Yemenia-Yemen Airways (Sana’a) has suspended all operations until further notice due to the “current crisis and for safety reasons”.

    Yemenia logo

    Fighting is on-going in the country and was recently expanded with a 10-nation coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the Royal Saudi Air Force with airstrikes against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels near Sana’a International Airport.

    Copyright Photo: Pascal Simon/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-243 7O-ADT (msn 632) of Yemenia rotates at Frankfurt.

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    Filed under: Yemenia Tagged: 632, 7O-ADT, A330, A330-200, A330-243, Airbus, Airbus A330, Airbus A330-200, Frankfurt, Sana'a, Yemen Airways, Yemenia
  • Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:45:05 +0000

    Arik Air places its first Bombardier CRJ1000 into revenue service

    Arik-Air-CRJ1000-(06)(Flt)(Bombardier)(LRW)

    Arik Air (Lagos, Nigeria) has placed the first dual-class Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft configured with three-abreast business-class seating into revenue service in West Africa.

    Arik Air (www.arikair.com) is Nigeria’s and West Africa’s largest airline and operates mainly from two hubs at Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

    Arik Air also operates four Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft and four Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft.

    Image: Bombardier.

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    Filed under: Arik Air Tagged: Arik Air, Bombardier, Bombardier CRJ1000, CRJ1000, Lagos, Murtala Mohammed Airport, Nigeria, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, West Africa
  • Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:09:12 +0000

    Jambojet becomes a new Bombardier Q400 operator

    Jambojet.com (DAC Aviation) DHC-8-400 (Grd)(Kenya Airport Authority)(LR)

    Jambojet (Jambojet.com) (Nairobi) has launched flights to three new destinations in the country’s coastal region, namely Lamu, Malindi and Ukunda. The first flights on the new routes took off from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on March 28.

    Jambojet logo

    Jambojet launched the new service with a Bombardier Q400 turboprop chartered from DAC Aviation.

    Jambojet, a subsidiary of Kenya Airways (Nairobi), has joined more than 50 owners and operators of Q400 aircraft worldwide. The airline is the second new operator to have adopted the Q400 aircraft in Africa in 2015, and has become the 19th member of the family on the continent.

    The new airline will commemorate its first year of operations on April 1. Jambojet also operates three Boeing 737-300s.

    Photo: Kenya Airport Authority.


    Filed under: Jambojet Tagged: Bambardier DHC-8, Bombardier, Bombardier DHC-8-400, Bombardier Q400, DHC-8, DHC-8-400, DHC-8-402, Jambojet, Jambojet.com, Q400
  • Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:48:49 +0000

    AeroMexico to fly to Ontario and Sacramento from Mexico City

    AeroMexico (Mexico City) has announced the beginning of its new service from Mexico City to the cities of Ontario and Sacramento, California, starting on April 5 and 6 of this year, respectively.

    AeroMexico will operate four weekly flights to Ontario and three weekly flights to Sacramento, operated with Boeing 737 jet airliners with 124 passenger seats — 12 in Clase Premier, the AeroMexico Business Class Cabin:

    These flights are in addition to the five weekly flights to Sacramento and four weekly flights to Ontario that AM currently offers from Guadalajara.

    AeroMexico currently operates 10 different routes serving five destinations in California.

    Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-752 N908AM (msn 30038) arrives in Las Vegas in the now old 1999 livery.

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    Filed under: AeroMexico Tagged: 30038, 737, 737-700, 737-752, AeroMexico, Boeing, Boeing 737, Boeing 737-700, LAS, Las Vegas, Mexico City, N908AM, Ontario, Sacramento
  • Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:11:33 +0000

    TSB issues this preliminary report on the on-going investigation of Air Canada flight AC 624 at Halifax

    Air Canada A320 C-FTJP (04)(Crash Site) Halifax (TSB)(LR)

    Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) (Ottawa) yesterday (March 30) issued its first information and preliminary report on the crash landing of Air Canada flight ACA 624 at Halifax, Nova Scotia early on March 29:

    Transportation Safety Board (TSB) logo

    Collision with terrain involving an Air Canada Airbus A320 at Stanfield International Airport, Halifax, Nova Scotia

    The occurrence

    On March 29, 2015, at approximately 1240 a.m., Air Canada flight ACA 624, an Airbus A320, on a scheduled flight from Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Ontario (YYZ), to Halifax, Nova Scotia (YHZ), collided with terrain approximately 1100 feet from the threshold of Runway 05, eventually coming to rest about 1100 feet down the runway. There were 133 passengers and 5 crew members on board; all of whom exited the aircraft. Twenty-five people were taken to hospital for treatment of injuries.

    What we know

    The initial impact was significant and caused substantial damage to the aircraft. The main landing gear separated and the underside of the aircraft was heavily damaged (fuselage and wings). During this impact, the aircraft collided with a localizer antenna array – part of the instrument landing system – and became airborne again, travelling forward on Runway 05. There is an extensive debris field between the localizer antenna location and the threshold of the runway.

    During the first day on site, Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) investigators documented the wreckage, the impact marks and the debris field. The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and the flight data recorder (FDR) were recovered from the aircraft and have been sent to the TSB Engineering Laboratory in Ottawa, Ontario.

    Investigation team work

    The investigation team is led by the Investigator-in-Charge, Doug McEwen. Mr. McEwen has been an investigator with the TSB for 18 years. He is assisted in this investigation by experts in flight operations, air traffic services, weather, aircraft structures, aircraft systems, aircraft engines, and human performance.

    Some of these experts come from within the TSB, but assistance is also being provided by the following organizations: Transport Canada (TC), NAV CANADA, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Airbus, and France’s Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses. This is a normal part of any investigation, as these experts play a key role in helping the team uncover and understand all of the underlying factors which may have contributed to the accident.

    Watchlist

    Although more analysis is required, this accident displays some of the characteristics of an approach-and-landing accidents which is on TSB’s Watchlist.

    Next steps

    The investigation is ongoing and the next steps include the following:

    survey the impact and wreckage site
    continue examining and photographing the wreckage
    removing the aircraft from the runway to restore normal operations
    gather Air Traffic Control voice and data recordings
    conduct witness interviews
    gather meteorological information
    collect operational information from the aircraft
    preliminary review of the recorders at the TSB Lab to assist field investigators
    determine which wreckage to collect for closer examination
    further examination will be at the TSB Lab
    Communication of safety deficiencies

    Should the investigation team uncover safety deficiencies that present an immediate risk, they will be communicated without delay so they may be addressed quickly and the aviation system made safer.

    The information posted is factual in nature and does not contain any analysis. Analysis of the accident and the Findings of the Board will be part of the final report. The investigation is ongoing.

    The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

    Air Canada provided this Update #3 on the accident:

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    Air Canada confirms that all but one of the passengers and crew admitted to area hospitals for observation and treatment have now been released.

    “We at Air Canada are greatly relieved that no one was critically injured. Yet we fully appreciate this has been a very unsettling experience for our customers and their families, as well as our employees, and we are focused on caring for all those affected. We will also fully cooperate with the Transportation Safety Board as it begins an investigation to determine the cause,” said Klaus Goersch, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Air Canada.

    Additional Air Canada management personnel have arrived in Halifax to provide assistance to passengers and their families

    No further details are available at this time, however Air Canada will provide regular updates on Twitter and on its webite at aircanada.com as warranted.

    Family members who seek information about passengers on Flight AC624 may telephone Air Canada at 1-800-961-7099.

    Flight AC624, an Airbus A320 carrying 133 passengers and five crew, was involved in an incident upon landing at Halifax International Airport, Nova Scotia. The incident occurred at approximately 00:43 AT Sunday March 29 (23:43 ET March 28).

    Top Photo: TSB. Airbus A320-211 C-FTJP (msn 214), while a probable insurance write off, is largely intact after the impact with terrain and allowed for the safe evacuation of the airliner.


    Filed under: Air Canada Tagged: 233, A320, A320-200, A320-211, Air Canada, Airbus, Airbus A320, Airbus A320-200, C-FTJP, Crash Landing, Halifax, Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Impact with terrain, investigation, Nova Scotia, Stanfield International Airport, Transportation Safety Board of Canada, TSB, YHZ
  • Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:37:05 +0000

    American expands Embraer 175 operations from Los Angeles

    American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) is adding four additional Embraer ERJ 175 American Eagle routes from Los Angeles International Airport. Los Angeles – Austin will be started on May 7 along with Los Angeles – San Antonio. Additionally on June 4, the Los Angeles – Edmonton and Los Angeles – Vancouver routes will also be added per Airline Route.

    In other news, American Airlines and US Airways hope to receive a single operating certificate (SOC) in early April from the FAA completing the merger process. US Airways meanwhile has started using the “American” call sign, retiring the former “Cactus” (America West) call sign. The end of US Airways is near.

    Copyright Photo: Chris Sands/AirlinersGallery.com. Republic Airlines’ “Brickyard 4231″ arrives from Jacksonville at Miami International Airport (MIA).

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    Filed under: American Airlines, American Eagle, American Eagle-Republic Airlines Tagged: 170000392, American Airlines, American Eagle, Austin, E170, E175, Edmonton, Embraer ERJ 170-200, Embraer ERJ 170-200LR, Embraer ERJ 175, ERJ 170, ERJ 170-200, ERJ 170-200LR, ERJ 175, Los Angeles, los angeles international airport, MIA, Miami, N423YX, Republic Airlines, Republic Airlines (2nd), San Antonio, US Airways, Vancouver
  • Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:31:29 +0000

    QANTAS Group weighs in after Australia orders the “two person” cockpit rule

    QANTAS Airways (Sydney) has issued this statement after the Australian government mandated the “two people in the cockpit” rule for Australian carriers:

    Following discussions with the Federal Government, regulators and industry, the Qantas Group will have two approved people in the cockpit at all times in-flight.

    This includes Qantas, QantasLink, Network Aviation and Jetstar flights.

    When one pilot needs to leave the cockpit for any reason, another authorised person will occupy the jump seat (as distinct from the control seats occupied by the Captain and First Officer) until they return.

    This policy applies to aircraft with more than 50 seats. Of a total Qantas Group fleet of around 300 aircraft, this excludes Qantaslink’s fleet of 18 Q200s and Q300s, which generally operate on short sectors of one or two hours where the need for pilots to leave the cockpit is minimal.

    Qantas Group flights have between two and four operating pilots on board, depending on duration and aircraft type.

    The safety and health of customers and employees is the Qantas Group’s number one priority. We have a comprehensive safety management system that guards against risks to our operations.

    There are numerous layers of screening and support for pilots, ranging from regular medical checks to stress management training and confidential counselling and pilot-to-pilot support networks.

    Together with regulators and other airlines, Qantas will closely study any learnings that stem from the Germanwings tragedy to help make aviation even safer.

    Our deepest sympathies are with the loved ones of all those on board flight 4U 9525.

    Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A380-842 VH-OQB (msn 015) climbs away from the runway at London Heathrow Airport bound for Sydney.

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    Filed under: Jetstar Airways, QANTAS Airways, QANTAS Group, QANTAS Link Tagged: 015, A380, A380-800, A380-842, Airbus, Airbus A380, Airbus A380-800, Australian government, Federal Government, Heathrow, Jetstar Airways, LHR, London, QANTAS Airways, QANTAS Group, QANTAS Link, VH-OQB
  • Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:39:38 +0000

    KLM Cityhopper orders 15 Embraer E175s and two E190s to replace the Fokker 70s

    KLM Cityhopper (Amsterdam) is adding more Embraer E-Jets including 15 Embraer E175+s, a new type for the carrier. Embraer just issued this statement:

    Embraer announced today a firm order for 15 E175s and two E190s from KLM Cityhopper, KLM’s regional subsidiary. The contract for the 17 E-Jets also includes an option for 17 additional E-Jets for KLM Cityhopper or Air France regional subsidiary HOP!

    Both the E190s and the E175s will be configured in single-class layouts. They will join the 28 E190s already flying with KLM Cityhopper to replace the remaining 19 Fokker F70s that the carrier is phasing out.

    The delivery of the first E190 is scheduled to occur by year-end. The first E175 will join KLM Cityhopper’s fleet in the first quarter of 2016. The Air France/KLM group started the process of replacing the Fokker 100 for E-Jets in Regional/Air France and KLM Cityhopper in 2008, in order to enhance the existing network and to permit the development of new routes. When the last aircraft from this order is delivered, Air France/KLM group will have 71 E-Jets, the largest E-Jet fleet in Europe.

    The E175s feature a new wingtip that, among other technical enhancements, improves aerodynamic performance. Fuel consumption on a typical flight is 6.4% lower than the original E175. The reduction makes the operating economics of today’s E175s comparable to large-capacity turboprops and presents new opportunities for the E175.

    KLM Cityhopper operates around 300 flights a day for KLM. These flights all serve cities within Europe, 54 of which are essentially business destinations. Each day, around 18,000 passengers choose to fly with KLM Cityhopper.

    KLM issued this statement:

    Arrival of the new Embraers will be coupled with phasing out nineteen Fokker 70s from service. The timing will be synchronised with the delivery of the Embraers. In 2018, the KLM Cityhopper fleet will consist of thirty E190 and fifteen E175+ aircraft. This represents an enormous efficiency gain since the entire fleet will then consist of Embraer aircraft. KLM Cityhopper’s cockpit crews operate both Embraer types.

    Additionally, KLM Cityhopper and Hop! have together signed an option for seventeen new Embraers. Increased seat capacity The seat capacity of the KLM Cityhopper fleet will increase with the acquisition of the new Embraers. The E190 is equipped with 100 seats and the E175+ boasts 88 seats. The Fokker 70 offers 80 seats; the middle seat cannot be booked in Business Class.

    The fifteen E175+ will be equipped with ultramodern slim seats. The two E190s will be equipped with the same comfortable seats as those in the existing Embraer 190 fleet.

    Better fuel efficiency The new Embraer fleet boasts far better fuel efficiency in comparison with the Fokker 70 fleet. The latest E175+ is the most efficient and economical aircraft in the Embraer series. And the aircraft will of course also be delivered in the new KLM livery.

    Copyright Photo: The larger Embraer ERJ 190-100STD PH-EZL (msn 19000334) taxies at London’s Heathrow Airport.

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    Filed under: KLM Cityhopper Tagged: 19000334, E175, E190, E190-100, Embraer, Embraer E175, Embraer ERJ 175, Embraer ERJ 190, Embraer ERJ 190-100, Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW, Heathrow, KLM Cityhopper, LHR, London, PH-EZL
  • Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:14:09 +0000

    JetBlue Airways hit with an IT system outage, experiencing delays today

    JetBlue Airways (New York) this morning issued this short statement:

    JetBlue experienced an IT system outage early this morning that has created delays in the system. Due to this IT issue, delays are expected throughout the day. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused and will provide updates as available.

    Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW N346JB (msn 19000504) in the Barcode tail scheme arrive at New York (JFK) hub.

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    Filed under: JetBlue Airways Tagged: 19000504, Embraer, Embraer ERJ 190, Embraer ERJ 190-100, ERJ 190, ERJ 190-100, ERJ 190-100 IGW, JetBlue Airways, JFK, N346JB, New York
  • Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:42:31 +0000

    SAS launches its summer schedule with 11 new routes

    Scandinavian Airlines-SAS (Stockholm) has started it summer schedule with 11 new routes. The airline issued this report on the new routes and summer services:

    SAS is launching its summer timetable for 2015 with a number of new destinations from Scandinavia. Eleven new routes are being launched and many popular summer destinations are also returning.

    From March 29, SAS will gradually be introducing its summer timetable and launching a total of eleven brand new routes, both from its main Scandinavian hubs and regional airports such as Gothenburg and Bergen.

    New Routes

    From Sweden

    – Stockholm–Budapest: Departures on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. First departure March 29. No departures during the high season.
    – Stockholm – Riga: Departures daily. First departure 29 March.
    – Stockholm–Faro: Departures on Saturdays, plus Wednesdays in the high season. First departure April 4.
    – Stockholm–Ankara: Departures on Thursdays. First departure July 2.
    – Gothenburg–Alanya (Gazipasa): Departures on Wednesdays. First departure July 1.
    – Gothenburg–Dublin: Departures on Saturdays, plus Wednesdays and Sundays in the high season. First departure April 11.

    From Denmark

    – Copenhagen–Edinburgh: Departures on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and daily during the high season. First departure March 29.
    – Copenhagen–Ankara: Departures on Saturdays, plus Mondays and Wednesdays in the high season. First departure June 6.

    From Norway

    – Oslo–Salzburg: Departures on Saturdays. First departure May 23.
    – Bergen–Gothenburg: Departures on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. First departure March 30. No departures during the high season.

    Summer routes re-opening

    Sweden

    From Stockholm to Chania, Cagliari, Olbia, Biarritz, Palermo, Pisa, Pristina, Bristol, and Bodø, Pula, Bologna, Milan, Alanya.
    From Gothenburg to Pula, Nice, Athens, Pristina, Alicante, and Palma de Mallorca.

    Denmark

    From Copenhagen to Dubrovnik, Split, Pula, Montpellier, Biarritz, Chania, Thessaloniki, Palermo, Naples, Pisa, Gazipasa, and Alicante.
    From Billund we are also re-opening the route to Gazipasa in Turkey.

    Norway

    From Trondheim to Malaga and Barcelona. From Bergen to Split, Dubrovnik, Nice, Malaga, Barcelona, and Alanya (Gazipasa).
    From Stavanger to Split, Nice, Malaga, Barcelona, and Alanya (Gazipasa).
    From Kristiansand to Split.
    From Oslo to Dubrovnik, Pula, Olbia, Pisa, Palermo, and Pristina.

    Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A321-232 OY-KBF (msn 1807) prepares to touch down in Tenerife Sur.

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    Filed under: Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Tagged: 1807, 50th Airbus A320, A321, A321-200, A321-232, Airbus, Airbus A321-200, Gothenburg, new routes, OY-KBF, SAS, scandinavian airlines, Stockholm, Tenerife, Tenerife South, Tenerife Sur, TFS
  • Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:32:35 +0000

    British Airways to add London Gatwick-Vienna service

    British Airways (London) will add the London (Gatwick) – Vienna, Austria route on September 17. The carrier will operate six days a week with Airbus A319s according to Airline Route.

    Copyright Photo: Airbus A319-131 G-EUPE (msn 1193) taxies at London (Heathrow).

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    Filed under: British Airways Tagged: 1193, A319, A319-100, A319-131, Airbus, Airbus A319, Airbus A319-100, British Airways, G-EUPE, Gatwick, Heathrow, LHR, London, Vienna
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