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  • ANALYSIS: Italian airline consolidation enters end-game

    News | 02 Feb 2012 15:53 | Graham Dunn

    Alitalia's planned acquisition of local carriers Wind Jet and Blue Panorama, together with Meridiana Fly's previously announced merger with Air Italy, caps...
  • Deals - 1 April 2006

    News | 01 Apr 2006 00:00

    <P><STRONG>Avion Group expands further</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Jets</STRONG></P> <P>Avion Group is acquiring six Boeing 747-400 aircraft from All Nippon Airways and one Boeing 747-400 aircraft from Cargolux Airlines. The Group also booked four cargo conversion slots with Boeing.<BR>Following conversion, five of the ex-ANA aircraft will be operated by Air Atlanta Icelandic, Avion Group’s ACMI operator. They will replace the older 747-200 Freighters in Air Atlanta Icelandic’s fleet. The remaining two passenger 747-400s are to become part of the Excel Airways Group. The value of the seven Boeing 747-400 and the four conversion slots is approximately $405m and at an estimated $25m conversion, the value of the seven purchased aircraft would come at around $300m.<BR>Earlier this year Avion Group signed a contract for four 777-200 Freighters with GE90-110B1 engines with Boeing, in addition to an order for four 777 Freighters placed with Boeing last September. The new cargo aircraft will be o
  • Italian CAA orders fuel-gauge checks on ATR fleet

    News | 07 Sep 2005 13:39 | Aimée Turner

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Italian civil aviation authority ENAC has ordered immediate checks on the fuel gauges on ATR 42s and 72s operating in <st1:country-region w:st="on">Italy</st1:country-region> following the discovery of an incorrectly-installed gauge on the <span class=SpellE>Tuninter</span> ATR 72 lost off <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Sicily</st1:place></st1:State> last month.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>After meetings with Italian accident investigation agency <span class=SpellE><span class=spelle>Agenzia</span></span> <span class=SpellE><span class=spelle>Nazionale</span></span> per la <span class=SpellE><span class=spelle>Sicurezza</span></span> del <span class=SpellE><span class=spelle>Volo</span></span> (ANSV), ENAC today issued an advisory notice wh
  • Italy's CAA meets call to check Sicilian operations

    News | 06 Sep 2005 14:46 | Aimée Turner

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto; tab-stops:351.0pt'>Senior officials from the Italian CAA, ENAC, are to meet domestic carriers <span class=spelle>Meridiana</span> and Air One to verify the safe operations of their subsidised services to Sicily after a second ATR incident in the region inside a month.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The request for talks with the carriers has been urged by the president of the Sicilian region Salvatore <span class=spelle>Cuffaro,</span> who has demanded checks on the safety and service efficiency of carriers serving the island. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>It comes after an ATR
  • Letters

    News | 16 Nov 2004 00:00

    <p>Low cost or catch all? I read with interest &quot;Boom in South-East Asia as low-cost carriers vie for dominance&quot; (<i style='mso-bidi-font-style: normal'>Flight International</i>, 9-15 November). There is no doubt that the no-frills airlines are the growth factor in the region; after all there are over 20 of them now, with many more planned, and with the lowering of airline entry barriers we expect these &quot;boom&quot; conditions to last for at least another 18-24 months. However, what evidence do you have that the named new entrant carriers are bona fide low-cost airlines, and what criteria are being applied to describe such an airline? It strikes me that &quot;low cost&quot; is rapidly becoming a catch-all phrase that any airline can (and often does) apply to itself without necessarily providing ratification. There is an established set of criteria based on existing, and successful, Western low-cost airlines that broadly encompasses several things, including the majority o
  • CAE awarded C$15m in new training contracts

    News | 04 Aug 2004 18:06 | Mary Kirby

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal>Several European and <st1:country-region><st1:place>US</st1:place></st1:country-region> operators have signed multiyear aviation training contracts with CAE worth a combined C$15 million ($11.4 million).</p> <p class=MsoNormal>The Canadian simulator manufacturer and training provider says crews at Midwest Airlines’ regional feeder Midwest Connect are undergoing <span class=SpellE><span class=spelle>Dornier</span></span> 328JET training at the CAE Dallas center.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>Training is also being conducted in <st1:City><st1:place>Dallas</st1:place></st1:City> for instructors at Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines, who are being taught on CAE’s Boeing 737 next generation simulator.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>In addition, Central American carrier TACA has contracted CAE for recurrent Airbus A320 US FAA training. The airline began training in April and has access t