News Listings for Aircalin

  • ILA: Sky Aircraft reveals redesigned Skylander turboprop

    News | 09 Jun 2010 16:00 | Andrew Doyle

    Sky Aircraft has cut first metal for its SK-105 Skylander twin turboprop after making major changes to the design of the light utility...
  • ANZES wins A320 contract

    News | 22 Mar 2005 00:00

    <p>Air New Zealand Engineering Services (ANZES) has secured its first major Airbus A320 business, with Aircalin of New Caledonia contracting it for C checks. ANZES has been marketing its A320 maintenance capabilities since its parent airline added the type in September 2003.</p>
  • PZL hunts Twin Otter

    News | 21 Dec 2004 00:00

    <p>Polish manufacturer PZL Mielec is to launch a marketing offensive aimed at capturing a large part of the short take-off and landing (STOL) commuter aircraft market with its M28 Skytruck, as the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter approaches the end of its useful life.</p> <p>The company held a series of demonstration flights last week in Paris, aimed primarily at French overseas departments and territories, many of which are looking to replace their fleets of Twin Otters operating inter-island services. </p> <p>The M28, a Westernised version of the Antonov An-28 utility aircraft with two Pratt &amp; Whitney Canada PT6A turboprops, received US Federal Aviation Administration certification earlier this year and is set to receive a restricted type certificate from the French airworthiness body DGAC for operations in overseas territories early next year.</p> <p>Air Guyane of French Guiana placed the first civilian order for the Skytruck in October, with the first of four 19-seat qui
  • Pacific islands resist privatisation

    News | 31 Jul 2004 23:00

    <p>Pacific island governments show no signs of heeding an aviation study that concludes they should stop owning their flag carriers.</p> <p>The Australian-funded study, due out in August, will conclude that government ownership of 20 Pacific island airlines is an unwarranted draw on scarce resources, and the islands should either privatise their flag carriers or subsidise foreign carriers to operate local routes as a less-expensive alternative. </p> <p>The UN Development Programme agrees and warns that some Pacific island airlines simply must go. </p> <p>But the report faces resistance even before its release. Responding to its draft findings, Samoa's finance minister rejects the idea of privatising flag carrier Polynesian Airlines, for fear that unscrupulous buyers could refuse to fly unprofitable routes or simply strip the airline's assets. </p> <p>Earlier attempts to privatise Solomon Airways ran foul of foreign ownership caps. Even the finance minister of Tonga, which recently
  • Air Calédonie begins flights with A330-200

    News | 31 Dec 2002 00:00

    <p>Air Cal&eacute;donie International, otherwise known as Aircalin, has introduced the first of two new Airbus A330-200s it has on order on services from its base in Noum‚a, New Caledonia, in the Pacific. The General Electric CF6-80E1A4-powered 271-seater is being operated on services to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney in Australia; Osaka and Tokyo in Japan; Auckland, New Zealand; and Papeete in Tahiti. The aircraft are replacing an A310-300 leased from the manufacturer.</p>
  • Marketplace

    News | 17 Dec 2002 00:00

    GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has delivered two Boeing 737-700s to China's Shenzhen Airlines. The aircraft are on operating lease from GECAS. BAE Systems Corporate Air Travel will in January introduce an ex-Flybe BAe 146-200 leased from BAE Regional Aircraft for operation on European inter-factory shuttle services. Hellenic Star Airways has appointed Skyways Aviation to remarket its de Havilland Dash 7. The aircraft has been replaced by two Saab 340s. Airbus has delivered the first of two A330-200s to Aircalin - Air Cal&eacute;donie International. The General Electric CF6-80E1A4-powered aircraft will fly from the airline's Noum‚a, New Caledonia, base to Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Osaka, Papeete, Sydney and Tokyo, replacing its A310. Belgian holiday airline Sobelair has received a new, winglet-equipped Boeing 737-800 on lease from Boullioun Aviation Services for services to the Canary Islands, Egypt and other African destinations. CIT Aerospace has delivered two ex-B