News Listings for GAF Nomad

  • Airservices Australia tweaks visual separation procedures

    News | 01 Sep 2014 03:57 | Greg Waldron

    Airservices Australia has updated its procedures and manuals for assigning a pilot visual separation responsibility following two loss of separation incidents involving a survey aircraft and two separate commercial jets on 16 February 2012.
  • Mahindra Aerospace follows Embraer path

    News | 01 Feb 2011 06:00 | Greg Waldron

    Mahindra Aerospace began life by chance. Now acquisitions have opened up new possibilities in light aircraft and aerostructures
  • Layang to expand MRO operation

    News | 26 Sep 2006 00:00 | Siva Govindasamy

    <P>Layang Layang Aerospace, a Malaysian operator of charter flights, plans to offer regional general aviation operators maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in East Malaysia.</P> <P>The company received its MRO certificate from Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation last week. Managing director Johan Poong Abdullah says that this makes Layang Layang the first company to offer MRO services for small aircraft and light helicopters in the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak. “We can also offer aviation companies in countries like the Philippines and Indonesia, which go to Singapore for their MRO now, the option of using our facilities instead,” he adds.</P> <P>The company has hangars and maintenance facilities in Sabah’s capital Kota Kinabalu, and at Miri in Sarawak. These are used to provide MRO services to the company’s fleet of three fixed wing aircraft – a Shorts Skyvan and two GAF Nomad N22s – and a Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter. It will also take delivery of a Euroc
  • Philippines' South Phoenix launching int'l charters

    News | 12 Apr 2004 09:24 | 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'>Philippine charter carrier South Phoenix Airways is launching its first international service later this week using an Antonov An-28 and is planning to launch more domestic and international operations.<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'>From 16 April it will start operating a twice-weekly charter service linking the southwest Philippine city of Puerto Princesa with the East Malaysian city of Kota Kinabalu, South Phoenix vice president sales and marketing Glenn Lamela says from Manila.<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'>It wi
  • The right way

    News | 28 Jan 1998 00:00

    <p><img src='../Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=288' /></p> <p>John King/TEKAPO </p> <p>IN common with other countries with deregulated aviation industries, New Zealand has seen a proliferation of small airlines in recent years. Also in line with experience in many countries, some of those carriers have met problems. </p> <p>It is the old story of enthusiasm attracting under-capitalised players into setting up small organisations to fill a niche, often with inadequate back-up. While they may at first operate with outward efficiency, after a while cracks start to show and can lead to incidents. </p> <p>Two small New Zealand airlines - Soundsair, with a Cook Strait operation, and United Aviation, with a wider network of freight and passenger services in the lower North Island - have had public problems in recent months. Each had a fatal accident and was grounded by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAANZ). United has been grounded permanently, such was the state of its in-hous
  • Aurigny searches for successor to Trislander

    News | 30 Apr 1997 16:21

    <p>Aurigny Air Services, the UK Channel Islands-based regional airline, is seeking bids for a replacement within the next few years for its ageing fleet of nine Pilatus Britten-Norman BN2A-III Trislanders. </p> <p>The airline wants a new, rugged, 19-passenger aircraft able to cruise at around 160kt (300km/h), offer a range of 300km (160nm), and be capable of operating from 800m (2,600ft) strips at maximum weight. </p> <p>The tri-piston-engined Trislanders, which are around 20 years old, are regularly operated on multiple-sector lengths of less than 6min on Aurigny's island-hopping network, being flown from grass strips, with 10min turnarounds. </p> <p>"A huge gap has been left in the market for small, rugged, airliners following the demise of types such as the Trislander, de Havilland Twin Otter, GAF Nomad, and CASA C212," says Aurigny flight-operations manager Ian Stait. </p> <p>"We think there would be demand from island airlines, and bush freight carriers, for a basic, easy-to-m