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Air Tanzania A220 seized over Tanzanian gov't delinquency

26.08.2019 - 08:00 UTC

The Tanzanian Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications has confirmed the seizure of an A220-300, operated by Air Tanzania (TC, Dar es Salaam), at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo on Friday, August 23.

In a statement, permanent secretary Leonard Chamuriho said only that the order had been effected at the behest of the Gauteng High Court. Though operated by Air Tanzania, 5H-TCH (msn 55047) is, in fact, owned by another state-owned enterprise, TGF - Tanzania Government Flight.

According to Reuters,...

Montenegro Airlines eyes replacement of F100s with E195sch-aviation PRO exclusive

26.08.2019 - 07:00 UTC

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Jazz Air signs up 20th academy for pilot career scheme

26.08.2019 - 06:06 UTC

Jazz Air (QK, Halifax) has signed an agreement for the Canadian flight academy Toronto Airways Inc (TAI) to become the 20th organisation in the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program (Jazz APP), which provides potential employment opportunities for qualifying TAI instructors to transition to first officer positions at Jazz.

Through agreements with 14 colleges and universities and six industry bodies, now including TAI, Jazz APP will provide an additional career pathway for aviation instructors with this latest agreement, Jazz Air...

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Potential buyer shows intention to buy XL Airways - reportch-aviation PRO exclusive

24.08.2019 - 16:08 UTC

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Russia's UTair complains re ex-Transaero rights allocationch-aviation PRO exclusive

24.08.2019 - 15:08 UTC

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ExecuJet given Chinese approval for MRO work in Subang

24.08.2019 - 14:08 UTC

ExecuJet Europe (Switzerland) (VCN, Zurich) has received approval from China's civil aviation authority (CAAC) for its maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) business at Kuala Lumpur Subang to provide line and heavy maintenance on Chinese-registered Bombardier Aerospace and Gulfstream Aerospace aircraft.

The approval covers Gulfstream IV and variants of the Bombardier Challenger and Global Express series aircraft, Ivan Lim, vice president of ExecuJet MRO Services Asia, said in a statement on August 14....

Palermo to see TATL flights as United expands to Europe

24.08.2019 - 13:08 UTC

Palermo will see the resumption of transatlantic services in 2020 as a part of United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare) expansion to Europe.

The carrier said in a press release that services to the Sicilian city will operate daily from Chicago O'Hare using B767-300(ER) aircraft. The seasonal route will launch on May 20, 2020.

According to the ch-aviation schedules module, Palermo's intercontinental network is currently limited to Tunisair Express (UG, Tunis) offering 5x weekly services to Tunis....

Boutique Air approved to use PC-12 in Victoria, TX

24.08.2019 - 12:08 UTC

The US Department of Transportation allowed Boutique Air (4B, San Francisco, CA) to use PC-12s on its essential air service route from Victoria, TX due to the poor reliability of the Beech (twin turboprop) King Air used to date.

"Boutique Air has stated that King Air 350s have proven to be less reliable than anticipated; therefore, to continue serving Victoria reliably, it would like to have the flexibility to supplement the King Air 350s with PC-12s on an as-needed basis," the DOT explained.


Government plans to sell 49% stake in SriLankan Airlines

24.08.2019 - 11:08 UTC

The Sri Lankan government plans to sell a 49% stake in flag carrier SriLankan Airlines (UL, Colombo Int'l) and will try to attract foreign investors by assuming some of the airline's legacy debt, business website Economy Next has reported.

According to the Public Private Partnership Agency's plan, the government would first apply for a USD500-600 million refinancing facility from the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank. These funds would be used to assume some of SriLankan Airlines' debt to make the carrier more attractive to prospective...

Guyana's Domestic Airways CEO faces charges over pilot death

24.08.2019 - 10:08 UTC

Luther Orlando Charles, chief executive of Domestic Airways (Georgetown Ogle), has been given a week to pay a GYD200,000 dollar (USD958) fine for failing to provide an occupational safety officer at Guyana's Ministry of Social Protection with information about the crash of a Cessna (single piston) that killed pilot Randy Liverpool, the Stabroek News reported.

The ruling on August 22 comes on top of a fine of GYD75,000 (USD359) charged the day before for occupational health and safety violations, including failing to give...

DOT to give Malta wing of Lithuania's Avion US permitch-aviation PRO exclusive

24.08.2019 - 09:08 UTC

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Indonesian gov't mulls banning Airbus orders over EU dispute

24.08.2019 - 08:08 UTC

The Indonesian government is considering banning the import of Airbus passenger aircraft and convincing domestic carriers to order Boeing equipment instead due to the ongoing dispute about palm oil production, Bloomberg has reported.

Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita confirmed that the government is exploring options regarding potential retaliation against the EU's restrictions on the export of palm oil biodiesel. He said he had already talked with Rusdi Kirana, co-founder of Lion Air (JT,...

Réunion's Air Austral nears medium-haul fleet renewal

24.08.2019 - 07:08 UTC

Air Austral (UU, St. Denis de la Réunion) is planning to finalise the decision regarding the renewal of its medium-haul fleet within the next few months, Air Transport World has reported.

"Discussions are ongoing and are expected to be completed within the next few months. The company plans to complete its medium-haul fleet by the end of 2020," an Air Austral spokesperson said.

The airline plans to use the new aircraft mainly to strengthen its presence on the routes it already operates rather than to expand the...

STP Airways inks partnership deal with CEIBA Inc'lch-aviation PRO exclusive

23.08.2019 - 14:39 UTC

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Nigeria's Med-View Airline suspends flight operations

23.08.2019 - 13:33 UTC

Med-View Airline (VL, Kano) has suspended flight operations after its only remaining active aircraft - B737-500 5N-BQM (msn 28055) - was grounded for technical reasons earlier this month. According to Flightradar24 ADS-B data, the 21-year-old jet last operated on August 10 as flight VL2015 Abuja-Lagos.

Commenting on the development, airline management told The Guardian (Nigeria) that the “downtime” was only temporary, as the technical issues were due to be resolved for operations to resume shortly....

Brazil's Passaredo acquires MAP Linhas Aéreasch-aviation PRO exclusive

23.08.2019 - 12:28 UTC

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Angolan Air Force acquires two MA-60sch-aviation PRO exclusive

23.08.2019 - 11:22 UTC

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The Philippines' Platinum Skies adds B737-300

23.08.2019 - 10:17 UTC

Platinum Skies (Manila Ninoy Aquino Int'l) has added the first B737-300, a 29.5-year-old ex-Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardermoen) unit, Skyliner Aviation has reported.

Previously N986CJ, msn 24676 has yet to be registered in the Philippines. The aircraft is currently stored at Subic Bay airport.

Platinum Skies, a business charter specialist which used to also run scheduled services, currently operates two Do328-100s, as well as undisclosed business jets.

St. Petersburg airport tells Rossiya to repay debtch-aviation PRO exclusive

23.08.2019 - 09:11 UTC

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Sweden's Heart Aerospace eyes electric aircraft by 2025

23.08.2019 - 08:06 UTC

Heart Aerospace, a Swedish start-up, is hoping to certify its first type, 19-seater ES-19, by 2025, the manufacturer said on its website.

"Initially, our planes will offer point-to-point transportation between Scandinavian cities, before expanding operations to the rest of the world," the manufacturer said.

The company's target for the ES-19 is to achieve 400-kilometre range, allowing fur viable replacement of conventional small aircraft on regional routes. Flightglobal has reported that the Gothenburg-based manufacturer...

Vietnam's Thien Minh Aviation details new carrier plansch-aviation PRO exclusive

23.08.2019 - 07:00 UTC

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Iraq's Fly Erbil changes operator to Anda Airch-aviation PRO exclusive

23.08.2019 - 05:53 UTC

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Trans Air Congo wet-leases Ukrainian B737-300ch-aviation PRO exclusive

23.08.2019 - 04:46 UTC

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india's GoAir to raise between $208-417mn in IPO - reports

23.08.2019 - 03:53 UTC

GoAir (G8, Mumbai Int'l) is likely to appoint bankers for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) later this month, sources close to the matter have told India's Economic Times. The LCC aims to raise about INR15 billion (USD208 million) by the end of 2019 “for its expansion plans”, one of the sources said.

The carrier, which has explored the idea of going public several times before, took delivery of its 51st A320 Family aircraft in July, doubling the size of its fleet within the space of two years.


American to pay $22.1mn fine over mail delivery times

23.08.2019 - 03:08 UTC

American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth) has agreed to pay USD22.1 million to settle claims that it falsely reported the times it transferred United States mail to foreign postal administrations and other recipients under contracts with the United States Postal Service (USPS), the US Justice Department said on August 20.

The USPS contracted American to carry mail from six locations to numerous domestic and international destinations. The settlement was over claims that it falsely reported the times it transferred...