News Listings for Air Omega

  • AvCraft ships its first 328JET

    News | 15 Sep 2003 23:00

    <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>
  • Air Omega UK is first in line to order 328JETs from AvCraft

    News | 12 May 2003 23:00

    <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
  • Hushkit sale

    News | 17 Jan 1996 00:00

    <p>Comtran is selling its Boeing 707 "Super Q" hushkit programme to Dublin, Ireland-based Omega Air. Omega will focus on providing product support and spares for the 180 aircraft hushkitted by San Antonio, Texas-based Comtran. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p>