News Listings for Air Alps

  • ANALYSIS: Airline start-ups and failures Q1 2014

    News | 17 Apr 2014 15:06 | Graham Dunn

    Airline start-ups outweighed collapses during the first quarter of 2014, continuing the trend that developed last year as the economic climate brightened.
  • ANALYSIS: European airlines' winter of discontent

    News | 20 Feb 2012 14:03 | Graham Dunn

    Collapse of Malev and Spanair in the space of seven days spells out depth of hard times facing the region's carriers.
  • Air Alps lands in Italian hands

    News | 30 Jul 2001 23:00

    <p>Austrian regional airline Air Alps has been bought by a group of Italian investors for a reported L10 billion ($4.53 million) initial payment. Air Alps suffered financial setbacks following its separation as a franchisee from Netherlands carrier, KLM. Its new Italian owners will appoint a new management team to re-establish the Fairchild Dornier 328 turboprop operator as a regional carrier and evaluate entry into the charter market through fleet expansion. Air Alps is set to begin regular services from a new base at Italy's Bolzano airport to Italian and European destinations.</p>
  • Fairchild Dornier drops 428JET

    News | 14 Aug 2000 23:00

    <p>Andrew Doyle/MUNICH Graham Warwick/WASHINGTON DC </p> <p>Fairchild Dornier has cancelled the 428JET programme after determining that development of the 44-seater is no longer economically viable. </p> <p>The move has seen the 428JET's main launch customer, Atlantic Coast Airlines (ACA), revamp its deal with Fairchild Dornier and boost its commitments for the rival Bombardier CRJ family. </p> <p>The decision to cancel the programme was taken as part of the "face reality" review of all of the company's projects carried out after its takeover by US investment firm Clayton Dubilier &amp; Rice. Fairchild says it remains fully committed to the 328JET and the larger 728/928JET family. </p> <p>Fairchild chief executive Chuck Pieper says the progressive relaxation of US scope clause restrictions resulted in the 428JET being pitched head-to-head with established 50-seaters from Bombardier and Embraer, undermining the business case for the derivative. </p> <p>The problem was compounded by
  • New delay to 728JET service entry

    News | 12 Jun 2000 23:00

    <p>Fairchild Dornier has confirmed a further eight-month delay in the 728JET development programme, with entry into service (EIS) set for July 2003.</p> <p><img src='../Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=4367' /></p> <p>The company, formerly known as Fairchild Aerospace, has meanwhile booked its first firm orders for the stretched 928JET, with a commitment from Bavaria International Aircraft Leasing. The company says its new name "better reflects the rich heritages of Fairchild and Dornier".</p> <p>The review of the 70-seater timetable was completed following the company's takeover by a Clayton, Dubilier &amp; Rice-led consortium and was aimed at setting a realistic target for first deliveries to be made to Lufthansa CityLine. In February the manufacturer announced a six-month slip from the original EIS date of May 2002 to November of that year, meaning the German regional will get its first aircraft more than a year behind schedule.</p> <p>The delay is due to the need to reduce airframe
  • Marketplace

    News | 08 Feb 2000 00:00

    Air Alps Aviation of Innsbruck, Austria, has acquired an ex-PB Air Dornier 328-110 turboprop, in a deal arranged by Aircraft Leasing &amp; Management. The deal boosts Air Alps' (which operates as KLM Alps) fleet of 328s to four. Safair of South Africa has placed two Boeing MD-82s with French carrier Air Libert&eacute; on a four-year lease, with an option to extend. A third MD-82 has been leased to Dinar Lineas Aereas of Argentina on a five-year lease. Garuda Indonesia has wet-leased 11 aircraft to cope with increased demand for the annual Haj pilgrimage to Mecca. The aircraft include six Boeing 767s on two-month lease from Britannia Airways from mid-February, adding to four World Airways Boeing MD-11s which are already on lease. One Airbus A340-300 is also being leased from China Southwest Airlines. Garuda will also use four of its own Boeing 747-400s. Arkia Israeli Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 757-300 this month. A second 757-300 will be delivered within the next fe