News Listings for Aerogaviota

  • PARIS AIR SHOW: ATR’s new corporate focus

    News | 16 Jun 2009 12:51 | Victoria Moores

    Executive decision is ATR's interior motive Turboprop manufacturer ATR is hoping to boost its business aviation presence by proposing a catalogue of...
  • Cuban revolution

    News | 11 Aug 1998 23:00

    <p><img src='../Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=1463' /></p> <p> </p> <p>Andrzej Jeziorski/HAVANA </p> <p>The Franco-Italian regional aircraft consortium ATR scored a coup when it became the first manufacturer outside the ex-Communist Bloc to sell aircraft to Cuba since Fidel Castro's revolution in 1959. </p> <p>The sale is the start of a massive fleet renewal programme covering all of the Caribbean island's airlines, which desperately need to replace their fleets of ageing Soviet-built aircraft. In recent years, tourism has become the biggest earning industry for the island, which suffered a 35% shrinkage in its economy between 1989 and 1994 because of the loss of its biggest trading partner, the Soviet Union. </p> <p>Now tourism and transport officials are hoping to build on this burgeoning trade, revamping their airport infrastructure and airline fleets, and anticipating the opening up of potentially lucrative air links with Castro's long-time arch-enemy - the caricatured Se&ntilde
  • Aircraft News

    News | 01 Aug 1998 10:12

    Korean Air has ordered 11 Boeing 737-800s and 22 737-900s, plus five options for a mix of these aircraft types. Deliveries are scheduled to commence August 2000 through to July 2005. China Aviation Supplies has ordered 10 737s. Condor Flugdienst has ordered one 757-300 for delivery in the last quarter of 1999. Qantas has ordered three 747-400s for delivery in 1999 and 2000. Air France has placed 20 firm orders for Airbus A319s and A321s, plus 20 options. Corsair has ordered two A330-200s for delivery in July 1999 and February 2000. Air Wisconsin has ordered four Canadair CRJ-200LRs for delivery in the first quarter of 1999. British Airways franchisee Maersk Air has converted one of its 10 outstanding options for a CRJ-200LR to a firm order. The Cuban Civil Aviation Corporation has ordered four ATR 42-300s for delivery to Aerocaribbean and Aerogaviota in 1998.
  • ATR begins Cuban revolution

    News | 07 Jul 1998 23:00

    <p>Andrzej Jeziorski/HAVANA </p> <p>European regional aircraft manufacturer ATR has begun delivering aircraft to Cuban carriers, marking the start of a massive fleet renewal programme in response to Cuba's tourist boom. </p> <p>On 24 June, the Franco-Italian consortium signed a contract with the state-run holding Corporacion de la Aviation Cubana (CACSA) for the acquisition of four secondhand ATR 42-300s - two each for regional carriers Aerocaribbean and Aerogaviota. The first aircraft was handed over to Aerocaribbean on 30 June, while Aerogaviota is to receive its first ATR in November. The Europeans expect to sell a further six aircraft to Cuba in the next two years. </p> <p>The first aircraft, one of 10 traded back to ATR by American Eagle as part of its upgrade to ATR 72-500s, is 10 years old. The aircraft are being delivered on a lease-purchase basis, whereby they are initially leased to CACSA-owned import-export company Aviaimport, with ownership being handed over once the ful