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  • PNG's Airlink closes down

    News | 01 Aug 2007 07:29 | Leithen Francis

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal>Grounded Papuan New Guinean carrier <span class=SpellE>Airlink</span> has decided against restarting as a scheduled passenger carrier and it is unclear whether any parts of the business can be salvaged.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>It “cost us so much being grounded for so long” that the airline’s owners have decided against restarting the business, <span class=SpellE>Airlink</span> CEO, Jon McMullen, says today from the Papuan New Guinean capital Port Moresby.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>According to details on <span class=SpellE>Airlink’s</span> website the airline’s owners are Mal Smith and Colin <span class=SpellE>Bubner</span>. The carrier is <st1:country-region w:st="on">Papua New Guinea</st1:country-region>’s third largest airline and mostly operates to small townships in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Papua New Guinea</st1:place></st1:country-region>.</p> <p
  • PNG's grounded Airlink aims to resume operations in July

    News | 21 Jun 2007 07:31 | Leithen Francis

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Grounded Papua New Guinean regional carrier <span class=spelle>Airlink</span> aims to resume operations next month which will mean some isolated townships and communities will no longer be isolated from the outside world.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The Civil Aviation Authority of Papua New Guinea will be re-auditing the airline on or around 2 July and once that is completed the carrier plans to resume services immediately, <span class=spelle>Airlink CEO </span>Jon McMullen says from Papua New Guinea.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span class=spelle>Airlink</span> has been grounded since the end of last month although McMullen says it was a voluntary move.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:
  • Coroner criticises Australia’s GA safety

    News | 20 Dec 2005 00:00

    <P>The state coroner of Western Australia has criticised the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for its low level of supervision of safety standards in general aviation and has called for an improvement in GA safety in Australia. </P> <P>The coroner’s comments come after his investigation into the deaths of two passengers in a Cessna 404 crash at Perth’s Jandakot airport in August 2003.</P> <P>The Cessna, owned by Fugro Spatial Solutions, suffered a failure of the right engine, crashed and burst into flames within two minutes of take-off, with one passenger dying at the crash site and a second dying later from burns. </P> <P>The engine failure was attributed to the shearing of a drivershaft pin and, during the investigation, it was found that a replacement sleeve bearing had been made of the wrong material – aluminium bronze rather than soft, high-lead bronze.</P> <P>The coroner says GA safety in Australia “could be considerably improved”, pointing to 638 fatal GA accidents in
  • Pakistan's Royal Airlines delays launch

    News | 10 Dec 2004 02:10 | Leithen Francis

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Pakistan’s Royal Airlines has delayed its launch of scheduled domestic passenger services because it is concerned about high fuel prices but is adamant it will commence operations in the first half of 2005.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Royal Airlines, which currently wet-leases freighters and operates small charter aircraft, was planning to commence scheduled passenger services late this year with three aircraft.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>“We are ready but have put things into lower gear because of high fuel pr
  • Canberra Airport aims to become cargo hub

    News | 05 Aug 2004 10:09 | Leithen Francis

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Capital Airport Group, operator of the Australian capital’s Canberra Airport, hopes cargo airlines will use it as an alternative to Sydney Airport, particularly express freight carriers wishing to provide overnight deliveries to and from New Zealand.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>This strategy was disclosed when the airport operator released a draft masterplan calling for a strengthening of the runway.<u1:p></u1:p> It needs to be strengthened so the runway can handle an increase in traffic from heavier aircraft types including freighters, Canberra Airport director projects Ben Rayner says from Canberra.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p clas
  • Sri Lanka's Serendib adding aircraft for new int'l services

    News | 12 Mar 2004 01:41 | Leithen Francis

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Privately owned Sri Lankan carrier Serendib Express this month plans to expand its domestic network and next month launch scheduled international passenger and cargo services.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Serendib currently has a Boeing 727-200F, which it has been operating internationally on a charter basis, as well as three Fairchild Metro IIIs and one Cessna 404 that it uses for scheduled domestic passenger services.<u1:p></u1:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Later this month it plans to launch scheduled passenger services on two more