News Listings for Air Omega

  • Veteran McElroy heads proposed US cargo carrier Omega

    News | 20 Jul 2004 19:37 | Mary Kirby

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <div> <div> <div> <p class=MsoNormal>A new US company, headed up by industry veteran and People Express Airlines founder David McElroy, is planning to launch all-cargo wet-lease charter operations with Boeing 747-200 freighter aircraft.<u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>The company - dubbed Omega Air Holdings and registered in <st1:State><st1:place><st1:State><st1:place><st1:State><st1:place><st1:State><st1:place>Delaware</st1:place></st1:State></st1:place></st1:State></st1:place></st1:State></st1:place></st1:State> - is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merced Partners, a private investment partnership claiming assets of about $750 million. <u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>In an application to US regulators, Omega Air seeks certification to provide 747-200 freighter service both domestically and internationally under ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) contracts with “airlines
  • Grounded Air Omega works on new investment

    News | 09 Jan 2004 16:18 | Victoria Moores

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>German regional carrier Air Omega is in the process of securing new funding after its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) was put at “standstill” by German authorities and flights suspended.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The developments have also contributed to delays in the launch of a separate British operation – Air Omega UK – which was to use the German airline’s AOC.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Air Omega, which commenced operations in 2000, operates cargo and passenger flights within <st1:country-region><st1:place><st1:country-region><st1:place><st1:country-region><st1:place>Germany</st1:place></st1:country-region></st1:place></st1:country-region></st1:place></st1:country-region> using a fleet of three Embraer 120
  • AvCraft ships its first 328JET

    News | 16 Sep 2003 00:00

    <p>AvCraft Aviation, new owner of the ex-Fairchild Dornier 328JET programme, has delivered its first aircraft, with Chinese regional carrier Hainan Airlines taking the first of eight on order. </p> <p>Before its collapse in 2002, Fairchild Dornier delivered 19 328JETs to Hainan, and held orders for a further 21 aircraft. This order has now been reduced to eight, with the remaining aircraft due to be delivered "over the coming weeks", says Avcraft.</p> <p>With another long-standing order from UK startup Air Omega for four aircraft having been cancelled, AvCraft's only other firm customer is German business charter operator Aero-Dienst, which holds three orders for the corporate Envoy 3 version. This leaves AvCraft with seven unplaced whitetails, casting doubt on plans to restart the Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, production line by year-end.</p>
  • Denim Air enters scheduled market with Eurohopper

    News | 02 Jun 2003 11:35 | Graham Dunn

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Dutch regional ad hoc charter carrier Denim Air will enter the scheduled market later this month by launching a German-based regional operation, to be known as EuroHopper.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The new carrier, wholly-owned by Denim Air, will launch twice-daily flights on 10 June on the domestic Augsburg-Dusseldorf route. It will increase this to thrice-weekly from 23 June using a Fokker 50 and later this year – probably after the peak summer holiday season in August – will look to add more routes from Augsburg.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>EuroHopper chief commercial officer David Whitworth explains: “It is initially a one-aircraft operation. We will try to increase the fleet as aircraft become available and
  • Air Omega UK is first in line to order 328JETs from AvCraft

    News | 13 May 2003 00:00

    <p>Start-up Air Omega UK has become the first airline to place orders for the Fairchild Dornier 328JET after the programme was revived by AvCraft.</p> <p>The German regional carrier, a sister of German Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia freighter operator Air Omega, is acquiring four 328JETs as it prepares to launch passenger services on ex-Lufthansa routes from southern Germany. Two 328JETs are being ordered directly from Fairchild Dornier in a $44 million contract, and the other two leased from an undisclosed source.</p> <p>The carrier is taking over routes operated by Augsburg Airways for Lufthansa. The carrier plans to gain a UK air operator's certificate before the end of the year and operate international routes.</p> <p>The 328JET will operate from the short 1,200m (4,000ft) runway at Augsburg airport outside Munich, on routes to Berlin Tempelhof, D&uuml;sseldorf and Hamburg from 1 June. The first 328JET is due for delivery this week, with two more joining its fleet by July and a fourth
  • Air Omega UK completes 328Jet purchase

    News | 02 May 2003 20:18 | Aaron Karp

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>German-based regional startup Air Omega UK has finalized a firm order for </span>two Fairchild Dornier 328JET aircraft, as well as a lease agreement for two additional 328JETs.<u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>Fairchild Dornier values the transaction at $44 million. <u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>Air Omega UK, a sister to German freight carrier Air Omega, <span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>is planning to take over a number of domestic routes to be surrendered by Lufthansa partner Augsburg Airways from 1 June. It plans to operate a fleet of four Fairchild Dornier 328JETs from Augsburg airport near Munich, on a network initially comprising flights to Berlin Tempelhof, Dusseldorf and Hamburg.<u1:p></u1:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal>“We selected the 328 on the basis of three criteria,” says Air Omega UK CEO